About the Telkom learnership program
Telkom is Africa’s largest incorporated Communications Company, providing integrated communications solutions to a vast range of customers. It is a leading communications services provider in South Africa and on the African continent.
The Telkom Learnership offers selected applicants the chance to gain hands-on knowledge within their career field.
Telkom provides business, residential and payphone customers a vast range of products and services, including fixed-line retail voice services using Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) lines, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) lines, and subscription-based value-added voice services and calling plans.
Telkom operates in more than 38 countries throughout the continent of Africa, and as such is in a good position to offer high school graduates from different communities a learnership opportunity. These learnerships form part of the government’s National Skills Development Strategy to create skills and ease poverty and unemployment.
Telkom learnerships will give you the opportunity to learn the skills and gain the necessary knowledge, teach you to adapt to a work environment, shape your attitude to create a more qualified employee of you, and help you to network.
Telkom Learnership Requirements
There are certain requirements for being accepted into this learnership:
You must be in possession of an N6 Electrical Engineering (Light Current) qualification OR have completed academic training (awaiting experiential training in order to obtain the full qualification); or
Have a BSc Electrical Engineering (Light Current) qualification OR have completed academic training (awaiting experiential training in order to the full qualification); or
Be in possession of an S4 Electrical Engineering (Light Current) qualification OR have completed academic training (awaiting experiential training in order to obtain the full qualification); or
Possess of a BTech Electrical Engineering (Light Current) qualification OR have completed academic training (awaiting experiential training in order to the full qualification).
You must be a South African citizen
Applicants must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces
Telkom IT/Telecoms 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.
The Learnership Programme is for a period of one year (12 months) and consists of:
A portion of the training will consist of theory. This instructional training will take place at a venue that will be specified by Telkom.
Learners will receive theoretical training
Candidates will also get practical exposure and experience in the telecommunications field
Learners will receive a stipend of R3 500 monthly for the duration of the learnership
Learners will learn skills and get knowledge in:
How to be an analytical thinker
Become efficient in communication skills
How to become efficient in interpersonal skills and build an aptitude for building rapport with a diverse range of people (especially customers)
Become PC Literate
How to become a problem solver
How to be a Team Player
Once the learner has successfully completed both the theoretical (instructional) and practical (workplace) phases, submitted a final Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and has successfully undergone external verification, a Certificate will be issued.
The learnership contract is a legally binding contract and any irregularity or violation of the terms of the agreement will be dealt with by the Department of Correctional Services in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998.
Telkom Learnership Application Process
In order to apply for the Telkom IT/Telecoms Learnership, you must complete an application form online.
You can apply by going to the Telkom Website
The Telkom website is www.telkom.co.za
Once you get onto the website, look on the top for the link that says “More Jobs” and click on it, then click on the “Internship/Learnership” link
Click on the “Learnership” link and the form will automatically download to your computer
When applying for the learnership make sure that you specify the learnership post that you are applying for and specify the region in which you want to work and any reference number given.
Make sure that you 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)
Application forms that are late or unsigned will not be accepted
Photocopied forms will not be accepted
Remember that during your training you will be responsible for your own accommodation, transport and meal costs. It is therefore suggested that you apply for a learnership in the area closest to where you live.
Please note that preference may be given to Employment Equity candidates (including people with disabilities)
AaooTelkom Learnership Information
Telkom Learnership Applications for this will open later in the year, normally around November or December.