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The Umuzi learnership program is designed to help students with the potential and promising qualifications so they can get the skills that they want. After all, Umuzi Academy is a part of Umuzi Photo Club, which a MICT SETA accredited training service provider. Every year the academy would provide a learnership opportunity for the potential candidates. The main purpose is to develop creative and skilled professionals for the next generation.
About the Program
Umuzi learnership is a program that lasts for one year (12 months). However, the time period is divided into different sessions or stages. The first 9 months would be spent doing Umuzi on-the-job training while the remaining 3 months would be spent in the partner media house or creative agency. It is expected that the end result after completing the learnership is entry-level professional with high-caliber skills.
The successful candidates would get NQF Level 5 or National Certificate qualification after completing the learnership program. Although they don’t guarantee permanent employment or position, around 80% of the candidates would secure the job within the top creative company before they graduate. But then again, it depends on the candidates qualifications and achievements.
The program doesn’t require any fee although students would get a monthly stipend whose amount varies from R1500 to R2500.
There are several basic and general requirements for candidates to be considered eligible for this Umuzi learnership program
- They must be the citizens of South Africa that would be proven with the legal and valid ID document
- They must have completed Matric
- They must have Matric certificate
- They must not have any criminal records
- They must have a portfolio for any previous work or achievement that can show their creative skills
- They should be passionate and have the interest in the career of creative field
How to Apply
Interested candidates are expected to perform online application. They need to log into http://www.umuzi.org/apply where they are required to complete the online form. They need to fill in the details of email address, their full name, a password, and also smartphone number. They also need to include their city (Johannesburg or Cape Town) and the department they want (Multimedia, Graphic Design, Traffic Management, Digital Marketing, or Copywriting). In the event the candidates don’t really understand the details of the department, they can visit the official website and go to http://umuzi.org/departments.
Not only the candidates are expected to complete the form, but they may have to upload the supporting documents that may cover:
- A CV
- A certified copy of the ID document
- A certified copy of the Matric certificate
- Certified copies of qualifications
- Portfolio of previous work
- An aptitude test
- A test (that would be based on the selected department)
Candidates should have a regular check to the official site to know the availability of the program. They should also check the site for the opening and closing date of the program.
All interested candidates who want to gain a further information about the program can always reach out to the contact person. They can contact the person at [email protected] or at 011 074 6440 to learn the details of Umuzi learnership program.