Eskom offers school-leavers and unemployed individuals from different communities various learnership opportunities annually. These learnerships form part of the government’s National Skills Development Strategy 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 Eskom 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 learnerships provides opportunities for 2 350 unemployed youth on its various learnership programmes per year. These programmes include Electrical, Mechanical, Welding, Control and Instrumentation, Fitting & Turning, Heat Pumps, and Administrative training.

Eskom learnerships consists of both theoretical and practical training in the various jobs, and will give you the opportunity to learn the skills and gain the knowledge, acceptable workplace behaviour and attitude that is required in the workplace.

There are certain requirements for being accepted into these eskom learnerships:
Minimum Requirements
You must be a South African citizen
You 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
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
Medical Assessments
Nuts and Bolts
Psychometric assessments (optional)

Only applicants who meet all the above requirements will be taken into consideration for further selection at Eskom Learnerships. 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 notification to come in for an interview within 30 days after applications for the learnership have closed, it means that your Eskom learnerships application was not successful.

Beside Eskom, Transnet Learnerships is also one of the most wanted learnership programmes.

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