Learnership: Wholesale and Retail Operations, NQF Level 2 – Johannesburg

Job Details

Job Type – Learnership

Full Job Description – Retail, Gauteng Johannesburg

Stipend – Market-related

LEARNERSHIP Opportunity (1 year): Wholesale and Retail Operations, NQF Level 2 opportunity exists within the Gauteng.


Education and Experience:

Must have a minimum of grade 10


Key Requirements and Competencies:

  • Assist customers on the shop floor
  • Merchandising
  • Process Payments and purchases on the POS system
  • Opening new accounts
  • Maintaining and controlling stock losses


In accordance with the company’s employment equity plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups. Persons living with a DISABILITY and who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply.


What is a learnership?

A learnership is a work-based learning program that leads to an NQF registered qualification. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example, electrical engineering, hairdressing, or project management.

Learnerships are managed by Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). They were introduced by the government to help skill learners and to prepare them for the workplace.

Learnership programs can help you to gain the necessary skills and workplace experience that will open up better employment or self-employment opportunities.

Learnerships are based on legally binding agreements between an employer, a learner, and a Training Provider. This agreement is intended to spell out the tasks and duties of the employer, the learner, and the Training Provider. It is designed to ensure the quality of the training and to protect the interests of each party.

A learnership requires that a learner enter into a fixed-term employment contract with the company whilst studying towards a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), which is in line with the learnership (the cost of the qualification falls to the Company). Once the qualification is completed, the learnership will also end.


Why are learnerships important?

Learnerships promote access to education and training, as they allow you to work and get started on your career while also studying for educational qualification.

SETAs oversee learnerships and ensure that they offer qualifications related to a specific occupation or sector of the economy. All 21 SETAs have developed NQF-aligned programs that will help you gain recognized qualifications while getting on-the-job experience.

SETAs manage the registration of learnerships in order to meet the skills development needs across the sectors.


How do learnerships work?

Learnerships require you to complete a theoretical course as well as practical training, which is done at a workplace, in order to graduate. The workplace component of the qualification involves hands-on, practical learning under the guidance of a mentor, while the theoretical component is provided by an education and training provider. Together they form an integrated and comprehensive learning program.

Top Tip: The number of credits needed to graduate varies from learnership to learnership, so make sure that you understand the minimum requirements if you want to complete a learnership. Find out from the relevant SETA.


Who is eligible for a learnership?

Learnerships are available for young people who have completed school, college, or learning at other training institutions. You must be older than 16 and younger than 35 to be eligible for a learnership.

Unemployed South Africans can only participate in a learnership if there is an employer prepared to provide the required work experience.


How to participate in a learnership?

By now you have already put some thought into your career path, and as a result, you will be able to identify a learnership that will support your career goals.



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