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University or Vocational Training: How To Choose What Is Right For You

With South Africa’s high unemployment rates and limited university spaces, matriculants are often urged to opt for vocational training.

University or Vocational Training: How To Choose What Is Right For You

But an education expert says that many people don’t understand the various options available for school-leavers, and even fewer understand the opportunities available to those who follow the vocational training path.

“Vocational training refers to training that is specific to a career or a trade, meaning that it focuses on the practical application of skills in the workplace. Instead of just giving you theoretical knowledge about a certain field, vocational training helps you develop practical skills to perform a certain role, and enables you to be productive from the first day that you walk into a job,” says Barend van den Berg, MD of Oxbridge Academy, SA’s fastest-growing distance learning provider, responsible for the education of more than 20 000 students annually.

Van den Berg says there are countless benefits to pursuing a vocational qualification, but despite this, there is still a misguided perception that such a qualification counts for less than a basic degree from a university.

“Obtaining a degree gives you substantial theoretical knowledge in your chosen field of study, but that does not mean that you are prepared for the workplace or that you possess the practical skills you need to perform a particular job role,” notes Van den Berg.

“Although theoretical knowledge provides a foundation for further exploration and thought leadership, vocational training develops practical, immediately relevant skills which opens doors in the job market. The perception that vocational training is worth less than a degree is therefore false, as vocational learners acquire both theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills, which better equips them for workplace integration.”

Van den Berg says the career options in the vocational sector are virtually endless, and incorporate almost all sectors of the economy.

“Depending on which vocational training programme you complete, you could pursue a career as an electrician, motor mechanic, boilermaker, beautician, bookkeeper, computer programmer, graphic designer, office assistant, childminder, or HR practitioner, to name only a few of the options,” he says.

“It is also worth mentioning that it has become common practice for millennials to move around in the workplace and that they often change careers. Vocational training is ideal for them, as it gives them hands-on skills and is an accessible form of studying, enabling them to earn while they learn.”

In addition to being an effective way to open doors to many careers, vocational training is also a great option for aspiring entrepreneurs, says Van den Berg.

“Since these courses prepare you for the workplace, and are designed to fill workplace skills gaps, you have a good chance of finding a job. Most employers are familiar with these types of national qualifications, and recognise their value. And if you have entrepreneurial ambitions, you also have the opportunity to gain relevant knowledge and practical skills that will enable you to start your own business.”

A further positive aspect is the remuneration potential for those in vocational careers.

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Transnet seeks Trainee Traction Linesman

Transnet is looking to hire individuals to be trained over a period of plus minus 24 months in Overhead Track Equipment maintenance functions including Train Working Rules in order to obtain the necessary skills to become a Traction Lineman.

Transnet seeks Trainee Traction Linesman

After successful completion of all required training at a Transnet Freight Rail Training College, including Train Working Rules, successful applicants will be appointed as Traction Lineman.

Area:

• Postmasburg

• Kimberly

• Kenhardt

• Sishen

• Groblershoop

Qualifications & Experience :

  • Grade 12 with Maths and Physical Science
  • Advantageous to have Certificate in Train Working Rules as applicable to Infrastructure personnel
  • Advantageous to have Category “A” Certificate of Authority as required in the section concerned and must be prepared to be re-tested before appointment as Traction Lineman
  • To pass all modules including drivers licence (Code 10) during period of training
  • Free from claustrophobia
  • Comply with depth perception criteria
  • Free from acrophobia Physically fit Sound hearing
  • Comply with the visual acuity and colour perception test
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019Opportunity is closing in 7 daysOpportunities Offered By : TransnetArticle Category: TraineeshipsOpportunity available in: Northern CapeTags: transnet jobstransnet learnershiptransnet traineeshiptransnet vacancies

Gone In 8.8 Seconds: How To Save Your First CV From The Recycle Bin

You spent hours crafting your first CV, showcasing your school years, qualifications and experience, but employers don’t even give it 9 seconds of attention before moving on to the next one.

Gone In 8.8 Seconds: How To Save Your First CV From The Recycle Bin

Although the job market is tough even for people who have years of experience, it is particularly challenging for young graduates applying for entry-level positions, and first-time CV writers must put in extra effort to develop a stand-out CV, an education expert says.

“Research by the UK’s youth programme, National Citizen Service, found that applications for junior positions have skyrocketed, increasing pressure on employers who have to wade through hundreds of CVs.

In South Africa, the competition for entry-level positions is even fiercer, and the need for your CV to facilitate a foot in the door can’t be stressed enough,” says Wonga Ntshinga, Senior Head of Programme: Faculty of ICT at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s largest private higher education provider.

“You are at a tremendous disadvantage if your CV is poorly written and does not sell you effectively, and it is almost certain that you won’t be invited to an interview if that is the case,” says Ntshinga.

He says the best route for graduates is to approach their public university or private higher education institution’s career centre for assistance in writing their first CV, to ensure it ticks all the boxes before being dispatched to the HR manager’s inbox.

In addition to ensuring that one’s qualifications and experience match the technical criteria of an advertised position, first-time jobseekers should:

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Glencore Vacation Employment Program

Glencore, one of the world's largest globally diversified natural resource companies, seeks to recruit for their Vacation Employment Program.

Glencore Vacation Employment Program

The Glencore Vacation Employment Program is recruiting now and we are looking for enthusiastic tertiary students who want an amazing opportunity to build relationships and learn from industry experts in your chosen field.  We seek dedicated students who demonstrate resourcefulness and innovation and are excited to accept the challenge of living and working in regional locations.

The Program 

Our program provides 12 weeks of paid on-the-job work experience during your university vacation period. 

It allows for you to implement your theoretical knowledge in a practical environment, whilst offering you a pathway towards your mining career. 

Applicants will be required to commit for the full twelve weeks.

Disciplines 

We have vacation employment opportunities in the following disciplines: 

·  Mining Engineering                            ·  Metallurgy              
·  Electrical Engineering                         ·  Surveying
·  Mechanical Engineering                      ·  Chemical / Process Engineering 
·  Geology                                            ·  Geotechnical Engineer / Rock Mechanic
·  Environmental Science                        ·  Civil Engineering              
·  Health, Hygiene & Safety                    ·  Human Resources    
·  Accounting / Commerce                      ·  Community Relations                      
·  Information Technology /Information Systems     

Locations 

Vacation positions are available in our Glencore Coal Assets business in QLD and NSW, and Glencore Copper/Zinc Assets in QLD and NT, based regionally on our mine sites.

The roles are residential and you will be expected to relocate to the local area for the duration of the 12-week program. 

Accommodation is provided as part of the package if relocating for the program.

PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019Opportunity is closing in 5 daysOpportunities Offered By : GLENCOREArticle Category: GraduatesOpportunity available in: GautengTags: glencoretrainee tradergraduate placementgraduate opportunity

You can be a reporter

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 15:29Author: Boston City Campus & Business College

What is Journalism? It’s a way of informing the people about events taking place in their society and the world, whether it is political or social issues. 

What is Journalism? It’s a way of informing the people about events taking place in their society and the world, whether it is political or social issues. It’s all about telling untold stories within society. The journalism medium has the potential to influence and change society at large, that’s why if you want to be a journalist you have to be someone in pursuit of truth, don’t let your bias and prejudices get in the way of society finding out the truth.

There are various news staff writers

Beat reporters: meaning that you can write or broadcast on any topic or focus on certain types of news, be it about politics, sports, hard news or entertainment.

General assignment reporters: they are journalists who cover news generally without any specific tasks. They report when the editor needs a front cover- a story of interest that is trending, and must be delivered by deadline!
Special assignment reporters: These types have their specific departments that they write for, sports entertainment, investigative and politics. You would normally find special assignment in bigger publications. Smaller publications have more beat reporters.

The journalism industry has really evolved over the years, with the help of technology, from print to digital. Journalists don’t have to work from the office 24/7; they can work from the different places that they are located in and still be able to submit their work on time. Depending on the contract that you’ve signed with the publication that you work for they may freelance, this mean that you may work with other publications while still working for them, you can work certain days or when they call you to cover a story.

What it takes to make it as a good journalist:
  • Be able to work under pressure; there might be a story that has to get out immediately and you’d have a few hours to get the information that you need
  • Be time disciplined – it’s a deadline driven industry. If you take time to deliver a story after the hype around it has faded, people might not be interested in hearing it again.
  • Be able to work in teams because the newsroom is all about working together and making sure that everything comes together perfectly.
  • Ethics and professionalism.

Boston Media House was one of my first choices when it came to tertiary institutes because they are one of the few institutes that specialise in media related subjects, journalism included. I knew that it would be a perfect fit for me, because I knew that I was entering a world that was full of creative people and people who thought differently.

When entering the media industry mentorship is important if you’re really passionate about the field. I approached Amanda Matshaka, a channel Afrika radio journalist who has been in the industry for more than 10 years. She agreed to teach me about the journalism industry, she also has a news publication and was starting a mentorship programme where she mentors upcoming journalists all over Africa. With her mentoring me I learnt that news never sleeps, you have to make sure that you’re ready for anything at any time and it’s all about hard work and dedication.

Qualifications: It takes three years to get your Boston Diploma in Media Practices qualification. In the first two years you get to learn about different sectors in the industry including journalism. In the third year that’s when you can major specifically in journalism

I learnt that being a journalist doesn’t mean that you’re only limited to being a journalist, writing for a specific publication and nothing else. In the media industry every career compliments each other meaning that they interact with one another, as a journalist you can work in the public relations industry, marketing, and in the film industry, because of the great research and writing skills you acquire during the years.

By Yami Nhlenyama - student at Boston Media House

Article Category: Course Info

Cape Winelands District Internships

Cape Winelands District seeks to employ interns in the fields of Administration and Disaster Management. These internships are 1 -2 year contracts.

Cape Winelands District Internships

ERRATUM IDP & ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP

Requirements:

  • National Diploma (or higher) in Internal Audit, Performance Management, Municipal Management, Public Administration, Public Management or any equivalent qualification
  • A certified copy of academic records with results must accompany the application
  • Valid Code B driver’s license
  • Excellent communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape Province

DISASTER MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (3 Posts) (Two-year Contract Appointment)

Requirements:

  • National Diploma or relevant qualification in Disaster Management
  • Valid Code B driver’s licence
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, GIS (minimum requirement is the ability to use Google Earth)
  • Excellent communication and written skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape
  • Physically fit
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions
  • Certified copy of academic records with results sheet must accompany the application
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Friday, May 31, 2019Opportunity is closing in 7 daysOpportunities Offered By : Cape Winelands DistrictArticle Category: InternshipsOpportunity available in: Western CapeTags: capewinelandsDistrictinternshipskillstrainingworkgraduate

International Commonwealth Scholarships Available

Applications are now open for the second round of Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships! Below you can apply for an international scholarship to the Universities in Papua New Guinea, South Pacific and Sri Lanka.

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships in Papua New Guinea, South Pacific and Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA Scholarship

2 Scholarships are available in Sri Lanka, starting in January/March 2020

The following universities are participating:

Institute of Biochemistry Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB), University of Colombo

The following courses are available:

  • MSc in Molecular Life Sciences
  • MSc in Cellular and Molecular Immunology
  • Applicants must be a graduate in biological, medical, dental, veterinary, agricultural or chemical sciences.

Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura 

The following course is available:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent and at least 3 years managerial experience. 

SOUTH PACIFIC Scholarship

1 scholarship is available in the South Pacific, starting in January 2020

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is hosting 1 general award

  • Physical sciences, engineering and mathematics
  • Social sciences
  • Arts and humanities

PAPUA NEW GUINEA Scholarship

1 scholarship is available Papua New Guinea University of Technology, starting in February 2020

The following courses are available/eligible for this award:

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Agriculture
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Forestry
  • Master of Science in Applied Physics
  • Master of Technology in Exploration Geophysics
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Communication Studies (MCS)
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019Opportunity is closing in 33 daysOpportunities Offered By : CommonwealthArticle Category: CareersOpportunity available in: Eastern Cape / Free State / Gauteng / KwaZulu-Natal / Limpopo / Mpumalanga / North West / Northern Cape / Western CapeTags: commonwealthqueenelizabethscholarshipinternationalstudyfunding

Vacancies At Office Of The Chief Justice

The Office Of The Chief Justice has vacancies available. We have listed a few entry level post for your convenience. Below you will also find the full PDF with all the other post available.

Vacancies At Office Of The Chief Justice

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

REF NO: 2019/505/OCJ

SALARY : R257 508 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

CENTRE : National Office: Midrand

REQUIREMENTS :

  • Grade 12 and a Secretariat Diploma;
  • A degree in administration or equivalent qualification;
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in secretariat duties in rendering a support service to senior management;
  • Knowledge of administration procedures;
  • Knowledge of secretariat duties;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Sound of organising skills;
  • High level liability;
  • Written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to act with tact and discretion;
  • Ability to research and analyse documents and situations;
  • Ability to understand and apply financial prescripts;
  • Knowledge of dispute resolution process;
  • Understanding of social and economic development issues;
  • Basic financial management knowledge and knowledge of PFMA and National Treasury Regulations;
  • Knowledge Management;
  • Problem solving analysis;
  • People management and empowerment;
  • Client orientation and customer focus;
  • Accountability and ethical conduct; a valid driver’s licence

REGISTRAR’S CLERK

REF NO: 2019/506/OCJ

SALARY : R173 703 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

CENTRE : Durban High Court

REQUIREMENTS :

  • Grade 12. Experience in Clerical / administration functions will be an added advantage.
  • Skills and Competencies: Computer literacy (MS Office with focus on excel);
  • Good Communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Good interpersonal 62 relations;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Customer service oriented;
  • Be self-motivated Attention to detail;
  • Flexibility;
  • Ability to work under pressure

ADMINISTRATION CLERK (CRT)

REF NO: 2019/507/OCJ

SALARY : R173 703 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

CENTRE : Gauteng Labour and Labour Appeals Court Johannesburg (X1 Post) The successful candidate will be expected to support the Labour and Labour Appeals sitting in Polokwane

REQUIREMENTS :

  • Grade 12. Skills and Competencies: Job Knowledge;
  • Communication skills;
  • Interpersonal relations skills;
  • Flexibility;
  • Teamwork;
  • Computer Literacy;
  • Planning and organisation;
  • Good verbal and written communication.

ACCOUNTING CLERK (X2 POSTS)

SALARY : R173 703 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

CENTRE :

Free State Provincial Service Centre Ref No: 2019/508/OCJ

Western Cape Provincial Service Centre: Cape Town Ref No: 2019/509/OCJ

REQUIREMENTS :

  • Grade 12. Relevant experience in salaries and payments and knowledge of financial systems (PERSAL, BAS) will be an added advantage.
  • Skills and Competencies: Computer literacy (MS Office);
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Administration and organizational skills;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure.

CONTRACT REGISTRAR’S CLERK: CASE FLOW MANAGEMENT (X2 POSTS)

(Contract valid until 30 September 2019) SALARY : R173 703 per annum plus 37% in lieu of benefits. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

CENTRE :

Gauteng Local Division: Johannesburg Ref No: 2019/510/OCJ 63

Port Elizabeth High Court Ref No: 2019/511/OCJ

REQUIREMENTS :

  • Grade 12 or equivalent qualification, 0-2 years’ administration experience.
  • Skills and Competencies: Computer literacy;
  • excellent communication (verbal and written);
  • Interpersonal relations;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

REF NO: 2019/512/OCJ (X2 POSTS)

SALARY : R145 281 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

CENTRE : Gauteng Division: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :

Grade 12. A valid driver’s license, relevant experience and general knowledge for a Legal Library will be an added advantage. Technical Knowledge/ Competencies: Knowledge of Public Services Legislation, Prescripts and Regulations; Library and information science matters; Procedures and processes. Behavioural competencies: Interpersonal relations; Knowledge of law subjects and legal phrases; Creative and analytical thinking skills; Computer literate; Knowledge of MS office; Customer service oriented; Communication skills both verbal and written; Attention to detail, accurate and precise; Impact and influence and Organizing.

USHER MESSENGER (X3 POSTS)

SALARY : R122 595 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

CENTRE :

Western Cape High Court: Cape Town Ref No: 2019/513/OCJ (X2 Posts)

Gauteng Local Division: Johannesburg Ref No: 2019/514/OCJ (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS :

  • Grade 12;
  • 1 year relevant court exposure.
  • Skills and Competencies: Knowledge of relevant legislation;
  • Planning and organizing skills;
  • Problem solving and Analysis;
  • Time Management;
  • Client Orientation and Customer Focus;
  • Report writing skills;
  • Driving skills;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Communication skills;
  • Attentive to detail;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Initiative driven and Flexibility

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Opportunity Closing Date: Friday, May 31, 2019Opportunity is closing in 7 daysOpportunities Offered By : Office Of The Chief JusticeArticle Category: CareersOpportunity available in: Eastern Cape / Free State / Gauteng / Western CapeTags: OfficeChiefJusticegovernmentvacancypostjobz83

SAPS Internship Western Cape Province

The South African Police Service hereby invites unemployed graduates who conform to the requirements for participation in a twelve (12) months Graduate Recruitment Scheme at Western Cape Province.

SAPS Internship Western Cape Province

The Graduate Recruitment Scheme is part of the National Human Resource Development Strategy and the National Skills Development Strategy.

Generic requirements:

  • Applicants have to be a South African citizen.
  • Must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate or equivalent (NCV L4)
  • Must have no criminal convictions(s) or cases(s) pending
  • Applicants must be unemployed, never been employed in the field of the advertised post and never participated in an internship programme relevant to the field of the post
  • Applicants must be residents of the Province in which the post is advertised (proof of residential address must be attached)
  • Applicants are restricted to apply for only three (3) positions (complete separate application form for each post reference number)

Intern categories with minimum requirements:

Graduate Intern: Relevant NQF 6 Qualification in the field of the post

Student Intern: Practical experience is required by the tertiary Institution in order for learner to finalise qualification (letter from Institution must be attached)

Intern (1 post)

Section: Provincial Human Resource Development: Skills Development

Location: Provincial HRD: SDF (Cape Town)

Ref Number: WC 01/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Human Resource Management / Public Relations or Office Administration.
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel.

Intern (1 post)

Section: Provincial Human Resource Development: Monitoring and Evaluation

Location: Provincial HRD: Monitoring and Evaluation (Cape Town)

Ref Number: WC 02/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Human Resource Management / Public Relations or Office Administration.
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel.

Intern (Musicians) (8 POSTS)

Section: Provincial Band

Location: Human Resource Development: Band

Ref Number: WC 03/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Music Musical instruments required
  • Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto & Tenor Saxophone, French horn, Tuba, Euphonium Bass guitar, Lead guitar, Keyboard / Piano, Percussion, Trombone and Trumpet.

Intern (4 post)

Section: Paramedics

Location: HRD Centre George Ref No: WC 04/2019

HRD Pinelands Sport and Recreation WC 05/2019

HRD Centre Paarl WC 06/2019

HRD Centre Faure WC 50/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 5 or higher qualification in Emergency Care
  • Must be a level 5 in Basic Life Support.

Intern (2 posts)

Section: Biokinetican

 Location: George HRDC – Ref No: WC 07/2019

Pinelands Sport and Recreation: Ref No: WC 08/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification Health and Sciences in Biogenetics
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel.

Intern (Dietician) (1 posts)

Section: Provincial HRD Pinelands

Location: HRD Sport and Recreation Pinelands

Ref Number: WC 09/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification Dietetics
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel

Intern (1 post)

Section: Pinelands Sports and Fitness

Location: HRD Sport and Recreation Pinelands

Ref Number: WC 10/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Sport Management or Public Relations
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel

Intern (Food Services Practitioner) (8 posts)

Section: Provincial HRD Mess

Location:

HRD Centre Paarl Ref NO: WC 11/2019 (6 post)

HRD Centre Faure WC 12/2019 (2 post)

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 5 or higher qualification in Catering / Hospitality / Food Hygiene or Nutrition and Food Services

Intern (1 post)

Section: Provincial Human Resource Utilization

Location: HRU Performance Management (PEP), Cape Town

Ref No: WC 13/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Human Resource Management / Public Relations or Office Administration.
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel.

Intern (1 post)

Section: Provincial HRU: Labour Relations Location: HRU Labour Relations, Cape Town Ref Number: WC 14/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Human Resource Management / Public Relations or Office Administration.
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel.

Intern (1 post)

Section: Provincial Human Resource Utilisation

 Location: HRU Cape Town

Ref Number: WC INT 15/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Human Resource Management / Public Relations or Office Administration.
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel

Intern (IT Specialist) (2 post)

Section: Provincial TMS

Location: Provincial TMS, Cape Town

Ref Number: WC 16/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Information Technology/Computer Science
  • Be computer literate in Ms Word and Excel

Intern (Radio Technician) (4 post)

Section: Provincial Cape Town

Location: Maitland ICTU Ref No: WC 17/2019(2 posts)

George ICTU Ref No: WC 18/2019(2 posts)

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of NQF Level 5 or higher qualification in Electrical Engineering/Radio Communication/Electronics.
  • Be computer literate in Ms Word and Excel

Intern (Public Relations Official Communication) (1 post)

Section: Provincial Corporate Communications

Location: Provincial Media & Liaison, Cape Town

Ref Number: WC 19/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Public Relations/ Journalism or communication.
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel.

Intern (Graphic Designer) (1 post)

Section: Provincial Corporate Communications

Location: Provincial Media & Liaison, Cape Town

Ref Number: WC 20/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Graphic Designing
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel

Intern (Communication Official) (1 post)

Section: Provincial Corporate Communications

Location: Provincial Media & Liaison, Cape Town

Ref Number: WC 21/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Public Relations/ Journalism or communication.
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel.

Intern (1 post)

Section: Corporate Communications

Location: Media & Liaison (Marketing), Cape Town

Ref Number: WC 22/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Marketing
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel

Intern (Videographer) (1 post)

Section: Corporate Communications

Location: Media & Liaison (Videographer), Cape Town

Ref Number: WC 23/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Videography or film making
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel

Intern (Media Liaison Official) (1 post)

Section: Corporate Communications

Location: Media & Liaison, Cape Town

Ref Number: WC 24/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Media/ Journalism or Photography.
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel.

Intern (1 post)

Section: Provincial Legal Services: Litigation Section

Location: Legal Services: Litigation Section, Cape Town

Ref Number: WC INT 25/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Law,
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel

Intern (1 post)

Section: Provincial Legal Services: Labour Litigation

Location: Legal Services, Cape Town

Ref Number: WC INT 26/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Law,
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel

Intern (Secretary) (1 post)

Section: Provincial Legal Services: Litigation Support Section

Location: Legal Services: Litigation Section, Cape Town

Ref Number: WC INT 27/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Legal Secretary or paralegal
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel

Intern (5 post)

Section: Supply Chain Management

Location: Provincial Supply Chain Management Cape Town

Ref no: WC 28/2019 (3 posts) Worcester SAPS

Ref No: WC 29/2019 George HRDC

Ref No: WC 30/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Supply Chain Management or Logistics, Facility Management
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel

Intern (21 posts)

Section: Human Resource Management

Location: Provincial Recruitment

Ref No : WC 31/2019

Provincial HRD: Support WC 32/2019

Provincial HRD Workplace and Recreation Development WC 33/2019

Provincial HRD Centre Faure WC 34/2019

Provincial HRD Centre George WC 35/2019

Nyanga SAPS WC 36/2019

Khayelitsha SAPS WC 37/2019 (2 posts)

Milnerton SAPS WC 38/2019

Ladismith SAPS WC 39/2019

Pacalsdorp SAPS WC 40/2019

Cape Town Central SAPS WC 41/2019

Kraaifontein SAPS WC 42/2019

Gugulethu SAPS WC 43/2019

Brackenfell SAPS WC 44/2019

Somerset West WC 45/2019 (2 posts)

Thembalethu SAPS WC 46/2019

Mitchells Plain SAPS WC 47/2019

Stellenbosch SAPS WC 48/2019

Harare SAPS WC 49/2019

Additional Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a NQF Level 6 or higher qualification in Human Resource Management / Public Relations / Public Administration or Office Administration.
  • Must be computer literate on MS Word and Excel.
PagesOpportunity Closing Date: Friday, May 24, 2019To event remaining 1 dayOpportunities Offered By : SAPSArticle Category: InternshipsOpportunity available in: Western CapeTags: SAPSskillstraininggraduatepuffandpass

Gauteng Department of E-Government Vacancies

Gauteng Department of  E-Government Vacancies consist of entry level positions such as Personal Assistant and Office Management to entry level as well as Professional.

Gauteng Department of  E-Government Vacancies

The specific reference number of the post must be quoted; failure to comply with these instructions will disqualify applications from being processed.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

REQUIREMENTS :

  • Matric/ Grade 12 plus Secretarial Diploma (NQF level 5) or relevant qualification as recognized by SAQA.
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in Office Administration or Secretarial duties.
  • Valid drivers’ license will be an added advantage.
  • COMPETENCIES: Language skill and strong interpersonal skills,
  • good communication skills (verbal and written),
  • good telephone etiquette,
  • high level of computer skills,
  • organizing and writing skills,
  • detail orientated,
  • time management,
  • conflict handling skills,
  • basic knowledge of financial administration,
  • high level of reliability,
  • good grooming and presentation.

OFFICE MANAGER

REQUIREMENTS :

  • Three-year tertiary qualification in office administration or Secretariat or Public Administration.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in administration and Executive Support/ Secretariat
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ITALY: Italian Government Grants for Foreign Citizens and Italian Citizens Living Abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) is offering grants for South Africans citizens and Italian citizens resident in South Africa to study pursue training or research programs at public
and recognized Italian higher education institutions for the academic year 2019-2020.

ITALY: Italian Government Grants

In order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).

The grants are only available to attend academic courses in Italy.

Degree level

  • Master's and PhD

Non-Degree Offers

  • Higher Education courses in Arts, Music and Dance
  • Italian Language and Culture Courses
  • Research under academic supervision

Who can apply?

  • Applicants not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad
  • Must hold an appropriate academic qualification required to enroll to an Italian University or Institute
  • Applicants for Master's Degree, Higher Education courses in Arts, Music, and Dance and Italian;Language and Culture courses should not be over 28 years old by the deadline of this call (with the exception of renewals)
  • Applicants for PhD Programmes should not be over 30 years old by the deadline of this call (with the exception of renewals)
  • Applicants for Research Projects under academic supervision should not be over 40 years old by the deadline of this call
  • Applicants for Italian Language and Culture Courses must provide a certificate of Italian language proficiency.

Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by 14h00, Central European Time by 30 May 2019.

The minimum level required is A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

For information please visit:
   https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/data/lingua/corsi/pdf/tabella_certificazioni.pdf

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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships In South Africa

Applications are now open for the second round of Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships!

Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa

4 Scholarships are available in South Africa, starting in January-February 2020.

The following universities are participating:

University of KwaZulu-Natal - the following courses are available/eligible for this award:

College of Law and Management Studies

  • any courses

College of Heath Sciences

  • any courses

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Sciences:

  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Statistics
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Agriculture
  • MSc Engineering

University of Johannesburg (UJ) – all Master's courses are available/eligible for this award.

North West University (NWU) – the following courses are available/eligible for this award:

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences:

  • MSc Astrophysics – Physics, Chemistry, Maths required
  • MSc Environmental Sciences – Physics, Chemistry, Maths required
  • MSc Chemistry – Physics, Chemistry, Maths required

Faculty of Engineering:

  • MSC in Industrial Engineering

Faculty of Health Sciences:

  • MSc Pharmacology
  • MSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • MSc Pharmaceutics

Faculty of Humanities:

  • MA in History
  • MA in Music
  • MA in Social Anthropology
  • MA in Development Studies
  • MA in International Relations

Basic requirements for Master's studies as well as faculty specific requirements as indicated in the faculty yearbooks.

University of Pretoria (UP) – all Master's courses are available. 

Rhodes University – all full-time postgraduate courses with registration based at Rhodes University in Grahamstown are eligible for this award.

Stellenbosch University (SU) 

the following courses are available:

  • MPhil – Psychiatry (Posttraumatic Stress disorder)
  • MSc (Polymer science)
  • MEng (Process) – Process Engineering
  • MSc (Mathematics)
  • MSc (Medical microbiology)
  • MA (Political science)

Entry Requirements:

  • Honours degree obtained average of 60% minimum

Tshwane University of Technology – all Master's courses are available.

University of Venda – all Master's courses are available.

University of Witwatersrand (Wits) – all Master's courses are available.

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Allan Gray Internship Intake 2019

Each year, Allan Gray aim to recruit and invest in academic achievers who are motivated and enthusiastic about joining our firm.

Allan Gray Internship Intake 2019

The Allan Gray internship offers you a chance to get real business experience with a top asset manager.

We recruit recent graduates mostly into permanent positions from day one.

There is a compulsory four-week orientation.

After orientation, the graduates are taken through the Allan Gray academy, which is an ‘incubated’ functional training environment.

This lasts for a period of three to six months, depending on the role. 

The result: graduates in real roles, taking their first steps towards achieving their long-term ambitions.

Through this process we invite graduates who stand out in terms of achievements and acumen to apply for a position into the Trainee Analyst Programme. Competition to get into this programme is fierce, and only a few positions are available per year.

We value academic excellence and a long-term perspective.

We are looking for focused and resilient final year students who share our values: performance driven, individually accountable and independent minded who are completing a Bachelor’s degree in the following fields:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Science
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Sciences
  • Statistics
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Augmented learning keeps students engaged

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 11:37Author: Cindy Payle

Education is evolving and technology is the main catalyst behind this transformation. Like many other sectors 'customization' seems to be the central theme and objective of these changes.

Education is evolving and technology is the main catalyst behind this transformation. Like many other sectors 'customization' seems to be the central theme and objective of these changes.

"Technology allows us to give a more personalised experience in the classroom, " explains Yolandie Venter ,a strategic marketer at the Academic Institute of Excellence.

This kind of experience can be achieved through augmented learning.

What is Augmented Learning?

[pullquote]Augmented learning refers to tools and techniques that are used to make learning more relevant and suitable to learner needs.[/pullquote] These tools don't replace learning but aim to supplement traditional methods.

Through innovative technologies that stimulate and engage learners, material can be enhanced and concepts can be reinforced.

Voice Activated Elearning

The move from text to voice activated learning is a prime example of augmented learning.

"Students will be able to give answers with their voices," says Venter. This breakthrough innovation will assist students with disabilities, such as dyslexia or visual impairment.

According to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity 20% of the population is dyslexic. The introduction of AI in class will help to level the playing field for all students.

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is another exciting trend in the education sector and many other industries.

The purpose of virtual reality in education is to enable students to interact with learning material through real-life simulations.

According to American educator, Edgard Dale "the human brain tends to remember 10% of what it reads, 20% of what it hears but 90% of what it does or simulates".

Another benefit of VR is its appeal to young people. "VR keeps students engaged and interested," says Venter.

"It enhances their ability to understand and memorise their subject because they are interactively taking part in the class and classes are vivid."

VR was born in the entertainment industry but has moved from aviation to military to personal use in just a couple of months.

The speed at which technology is transforming the employment sector emphasises the importance of using new technologies in education.

Students who are familiar with virtual reality-related games and apps will be better able to adapt to the workplaces of the future.

"We believe that students need to be equipped to work in fields that might not have been introduced to the market yet," says Venter.

The VR lab introduced by the Academic Institute of Excellence aims to explore the use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in the visualizing and presentation of design data.

"The VR lab is not only a facility. It is also an innovative lab which provides students and researchers with an environment to explore , investigate and research the capabilities of the virtual."

To find out more visit AIE Virtual Reality Lab

Article Category: Course Info

Internship Opportunity In Forecast And MRP

Forecast and MRP Internship applications are invited from the following graduates for an Internship programme within Landis + Gyr.

Landis + Gyr Internship

Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs.

With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions.

Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid.

Industrial /Mechanical engineering - Diploma with either of the following:

  • Knowledge on SAP  
  • Knowledge on excel
  • Basic knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) tool
  • Willing to learn sales, supply chain and operations value chain processes

Requirements for all Interns

  • Please be advised that we would, in line with our Employment Equity Plan, prefer to make an Affirmative Action placement
  • Matric or equivalent qualifications
  • Temporary work experiences an advantage
  • Current CV accompanied by a cover letter
  • Copies of the latest certificates and transcripts or equivalent institutional records
  • Testimonial from the current institution
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Internship Opportunity In Forecast And MRP

Forecast and MRP Internship applications are invited from the following graduates for an Internship programme within Landis + Gyr.

Landis + Gyr Internship

Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs.

With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions.

Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid.

Industrial /Mechanical engineering - Diploma with either of the following:

  • Knowledge on SAP  
  • Knowledge on excel
  • Basic knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) tool
  • Willing to learn sales, supply chain and operations value chain processes

Requirements for all Interns

  • Please be advised that we would, in line with our Employment Equity Plan, prefer to make an Affirmative Action placement
  • Matric or equivalent qualifications
  • Temporary work experiences an advantage
  • Current CV accompanied by a cover letter
  • Copies of the latest certificates and transcripts or equivalent institutional records
  • Testimonial from the current institution
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How To Find Employment

You have now decided on a way forward and have established a direction in life you want to follow. I trust you have also compiled an impressive CV?

How To Find Employment

That then completes the preliminary work. That in fact was the easy part, now comes the challenge.

There are many ways to go about finding a job so let's have a brief look at some of the more important ones. Do not concentrate on just finding a job, look at the big picture, visualise your future, and seek employment that offers a potential career path.

What most young people do today is to circulate a CV and/or respond to advertisements in the press or on line.

1. Register with a reputable Employment Agency

  • Contact the employment agencies in your area and particularly those that specialise in the type of career you have decided to follow. There is no point in going to a secretarial agency if your choice of career is in the retail sector.
  • Make contact with the Association of Personnel Organisations and check on the specific agencies that you wish to deal with. The Association will be happy to point you in the right direction and will be able to provide details of registered members.
  • Make an appointment to meet with a representative of the agency and explain what you are looking for in terms of your career. Leave a copy of your CV with them and ask them to assist you in your quest for employment.
  • Dress in an appropriate manner to create a good impression. Denims and takkies are out. A neat and clean appearance is important. Keep jewelry to a minimum.

Employment agencies are not allowed to charge a registration or constancy fee

2. Make use of the classified section of newspapers

  • Study the advertisements carefully. Make note of the qualifications that are required before you apply. Do not waste your time in replying if you do not fall into the category the advertiser is looking for. This will avoid frustration.
  • If you are required to post, fax or e-mail your CV put a brief covering letter with it. Make your letter interesting and try to captivate the attention of the reader. The purpose of the letter is to encourage the reader to study your CV. Sell yourself.
  • When writing such a letter be courteous and refer to the person to whom you are writing as Sir or Madam. Show respect. This might sound "corny" to you now, but it is important to a potential employer.
  • If you are required to telephone, make sure you speak to the correct person. Speak confidently, clearly and slowly. Be polite, business-like and avoid being over chatty. Explain the reason for your call and request a suitable time for an interview. Make a note of the date, time and venue for the interview.

3. Approach companies directly

  • Visit specific companies and try to set up appointments with the recruitment officer or personnel Manager. It is better to visit personally and to try to meet face to face rather than telephone and set up an appointment. First impressions are important and it is easier to create a good first impression face to face. Explain the reason for your call and ask if it would be convenient to have a brief meeting or if it would be more suitable to set up an appointment. Dress as outlined above and do not use first names when speaking to the manager. Be respectful in every way.
  • Send your CV with a covering letter to companies that operate in the field you wish to enter. You covering letter should be brief and professional. It should be written in such a way that it will encourage the manager to look at your CV. Request the opportunity to meet in order to discuss your career aspirations. Suggest potential dates and times that would suit you.

You are seeking a position at a particular so under no circumstances make or give the impression you are demanding or feel you are entitled to anything. Humility and a courteous approach will get you a lot further.

In preparing for the interview, you should try to find out more about the company.

• Who are they and what do they do?
• Where do they operate?
• Who their main competitor is?
• How long have they been in existence?
• What is their reputation in the market?
• Consider why you like to join this particular company?
• What can they offer in terms of your career?
• Why do you want to take a job there?

The interview is the most important part of your quest for employment, treat it as such. Have the courage of your convictions and go out and make things happen. Nothing will come to you. You must look for your own opportunities in life.

Des has compiled a 77 page manual entitled “The way forward - a guide to life and the world of work”. To purchase a copy contact Des on des@amsiandassociates.co.za

Article Category: Careers Advice

How to Apply for a Replacement of Your Damaged or Lost Matric Certificate

If you lost or damaged your original matric certificate, you must apply for replacement at the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or Provincial Education Department (PED) by completing the Replacement application form.

How to Apply for a Replacement of Your Damaged or Lost Matric Certificate

You can request for the statement of results while waiting for the issue of your certificate.

If the certificate is damaged, you must return the damaged certificate to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or Provincial Education Department (PED).

What should you do?
  • Pay the prescribed fee by postal order at the Post Office, cash at DBE / PED office or by cheque.
  • Go to the nearest DBE/ PED offices with the following documents:
    • An affidavit stating what happened to your certificate (i.e. if it is lost or damaged) the original national/ senior certificate (if it is damaged), this is not applicable if it is lost
    • The original identity document (ID) and a certified copy.
  • Alternatively you can download form, Application for a Replacement Certificate Std’s 5,6,7,8,9,10 or Grade 12, fill it in and post it with the attached documents including the postal order to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001
How long does it take?

It takes between four to six weeks for a Replacement certificate to be issued (for records on the system). You can obtain your statement of results immediately.

For records not on the system, it will take longer as records needs to be retrieved from the Archives and loaded on the system.

How much does it cost?
  • Replacement certificate: R107.00
  • Statement of results: additional R45.00

These fees are valid from 01 April 2018 until 31 March 2019

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How To Become A Game Ranger

If you have a passion for the protection of our wildlife and other natural resources, there are various career opportunities in nature conservation you can choose from.

How To Become A Game Ranger

South Africa’s natural beauty is well known all over the world and our national parks and game reserves are some of the most visited tourist attractions.

Protecting our natural environment and resources is important and the survival of our threatened flora and fauna depends on it. It also creates jobs in the tourism and conservation industries which benefits our economy.

Threatened or endangered species which is on the brink of extinction, should be protected from poaching and smuggling.

Rangers

Rangers, also known as conservation officers, game rangers or game wardens, work hard to protect wildlife and natural resources. They’re at the forefront of protecting our natural heritage. Rangers risk their personal safety and health to protect the natural environment of our province and country.

Roles in nature conservation:

Guides (including safari, field or nature guides): They guide visitors through nature by foot, vehicle, horseback, etc. They act as a link between the guests and nature and help to educate those visiting game parks and other protected nature sanctuaries.

Rangers:  They don’t deal with guests but are involved in the conservation and management of wildlife.

Some of their duties include:

  • Population control.
  • Veterinary aspects of the wildlife.
  • Breeding capabilities and control.
  • Fencing and road maintenance.
  • Fire control.
  • The invasion of alien plans.

Field rangers: They normally work in protected areas.

Their duties include:

  • Law enforcement and anti-poaching duties.
  • Environmental education and youth development.
  • Environmental control officer duties.
  • Assist with tourism activities.
  • Survey and map alien vegetation.
  • Wildfire management and suppression.
  • Ecological monitoring.
  • Conduct field and marine surveys.
  • Additional duties as needed.

So how do you become a ranger?

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List Of Qualified Institutions Offering Game Ranger Diplomas

In order to qualify as a Game Ranger you need to undergo tertiary training at one of the relevant institutions. Many Game Rangers hold Diplomas in Nature Conservation or have degrees majoring in the Natural Sciences. This list is not exhaustive but may provide you with some idea of some of the tertiary courses on offer in the field of Nature Conservation.

Game Ranger Diplomas

It takes a unique type of individual to perform the tasks expected of a field ranger in what are often extreme conditions.

Due to the physical nature of the job a high level of fitness and strength is required.

It is also imperative that those seeking employment as field rangers have adequate security clearance as they will be involved in law enforcement and in some instances will be trained to carry firearms.

Basic training will be needed in order to develop the required skills to operate as a field ranger.

Choosing a reputable training provider is critical. 

Game Rangers' Association of Africa (GRAA) CLICK HERE

Field Guides of South Africa (FGASA) website at CLICK HERE

For further information please email us at info@gameranger.co.za

Article Category: Careers Advice

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