Eskom Learnerships programme 2020-2021

About the Eskom Learnerships Programme

Eskom Learnerships programme is offered to unemployed individuals who are interested and also meet the necessary qualification. Eskom offers these Learnerships to different communities. Eskom Learnerships programme is also part of the government organization National Skills Development Strategy and the aim of this organization is  to create skills and ease poverty and unemployment. It is also part of Eskom’s human resource development (HRD) strategy to enhance the quality of training, education, and development amongst South Africa?s youth.

Eskom achieves this via various academic and skills development programmes, including learnerships. The majority of these programmes target beneficiaries from previously disadvantaged communities. Eskom?s target is to maintain the learner baseline at 12% of the personnel complement.

To this end, Eskom provides opportunities for 2 350 unemployed youth on its various learnership programs per year. These programs include Electrical, Mechanical, Welding, Control and Instrumentation, Fitting & Turning, Heat Pumps, and Administrative training.

Tertiary students voted Eskom South Africa as the best Engineering & Technology company to work for.

Eskom generally offers various learnerships under the banner of Eskom FET Learners/Learnerships (including Learner Plant Operators), for which the following general rules apply:

Requirements
There are certain requirements for being accepted into these learnerships:

Minimum Requirements

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • Applicants must be in possession of:
  • A Standard 10/Grade 12 Certificate with:
  • English symbol E or level 3 and above
  • Mathematics symbol E or level 3 and above
  • Science symbol E or level 3 and above

OR

  • N3/NCV level 4 Engineering subjects with:
  • English symbol E or level 3 and above
  • Mathematics symbol E or level 3 and above
  • Science symbol E or level 3 and above
  • Selection Tools


The following selection tools will be used in selecting suitable applicants for the learnerships:

Background checks/integrity assessments
Curiosity Test
Interview
Lego
Medical Assessments
Nuts and Bolts
Psychometric assessments (optional)
Only applicants who meet all the above requirements will be taken into consideration for further selection. The annual intake of learners depends on the number of learnership opportunities that are available in each financial year.

Receipt of your online application will be acknowledged. If you have not received a notification to come in for an interview within 30 days after applications for the learnership have closed, it means that your application was not successful.

The Eskom Artisan Bricklaying Learnership
This is outcomes-based learning, and the learnership is based on a legally binding contract between the learner, the employer, and the service provider.

Requirements
The minimum requirements for the Artisan Bricklayer learnership are:

  • Qualification(s):
  • Grade 12 (Technical / Academic) with Mathematics and Science
  • Grade 10 (Technical / Academic) with N2 including Mathematics, Science, Trade Theory and Drawings
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Grade 10 or higher (Technical / Academic) N2 including Mathematics, Science, Trade Theory and Drawings
  • Relevant NCV 4 qualification with Grade 10 or higher including Mathematics and Science
  • Eskom Learnerships:

Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities that will be required of you in this position include the following:

  • You must have the ability to perform physical work
  • Candidates must be able to understand technical concepts
  • You need to be conscientious and self-disciplined
  • Applicants must possess emotional resilience
  • You need a high level of drive and motivation
  • All candidates are required to have a high level of technical learning ability
  • You must be responsible and committed
  • It is very important that you  are very safety conscious
  • You must be a team player


Please note that the appointment of a candidate is at the sole discretion of Eskom. Various factors that Eskom considers to be relevant may be taken into consideration when making such decisions, including but not limited to Eskom’s employment equity policy. Eskom supports a smoke-free environment.

If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date of this learnership, it means that your application was unsuccessful.

The Eskom Learnership contract is a legally binding contract and any irregularity or violation of the terms of the agreement will be dealt with in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998.

Eskom Learnerships: Application Process
In order to apply for the Learnership, you must complete an application form in your own handwriting.

You can get the Application for Admission to a Learnership form from the Eskom website. A direct link to download it will be included in all advertisements for Eskom learnerships.
The Eskom website is www.eskom.co.za
Once you get onto the website, look on the top for the link that says “Learnerships” or “Careers” and follow the instructions to download the necessary information and the application form
When applying for the learnership, make sure that you specify the learnership post that you are applying for (e.g. Eskom Learners Artisan Elec. Heavy Current)
Make sure to sign the application form yourself
Attach certified copies of your certificates and Identity Document (these copies must have been certified within the last 3 months – you can get this done at any Police Station)
Please Note:

Application forms that are late or unsigned will not be accepted
Photocopied forms will not be accepted
Faxed or emailed forms will not be accepted
Completed application forms with all necessary attached documents must be submitted as per instructions on the particular learnership information or application form.

Eskom Learnership Information                   
Applications for this learnership will open later in the year, normally around November or December. You can keep checking whether the learnership is open for applications yet by checking the Vacancies page on the Eskom website or on the Eskom Youth Programmes link.

Read through the different links given for the various learnerships until you find the one in which you are interested and follow the instructions for downloading an application form.

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