Funded Learning Programmes

Find, onboard, and absorb the best South African learners

We support South African companies and training providers to onboard and retain the best young talent for their funded learning programmes.

Learnerships, YES programmes and bursaries are incredible tools address skills gaps and empower the youth. They are also three key pillars to building a pipeline of talent, improve your BBBEE scorecard, and optimising your tax liabilities.


Structured earning and learning programmes that address the skills, experience, and income gaps.


Close the skills gap, empower the youth and build pipelines of future talent for your organisation.

YES Programmes

12-month work experience programmes including 6-months of work readiness training.

Why run a Funded Learning Programme?

Boost your B-BBEE scorecard

Structured learning programmes are a critical tool to improve your B-BEEE ratings.

Save on tax

Save up to R1000 per learner per month on PAYE, and up to R120 000 per year on your company tax liabilities.

Diversity & Inclusion

Strengthen your offering with new schools of thought with people from diverse backgrounds.

Capture talent early

Plan for the future and ensure you have access to the best talent by sponsoring them early on.

Close skills gaps

Focus on skills relevant to your industry and actively develop talent for future needs.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Channel your CSR spend towards initiatives that uplift those who can join your mission.

Our track record







in collaboration with 400+ commercial partners


A learnership is a work based learning programme that results in the learner earning an NQF registered qualification on completion. They are typically 12 to 18 months long and are made up of theoretical (in-classroom learning) and practical (work experience) components.

As a sponsor, you need to run learnerships in order to maximise your B-BBBE scorecard, and you can also claim rebates on both your PAYE and income tax liabilities.


A bursary is a study programme that is financially sponsored by a company, educational institution or any other funding institution, to qualifying learners who are looking to further their studies. This means that the funder pays the study fees of the learner(s) so they can study and gain a higher qualification. 

Sponsoring bursaries is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, helps the company develop a talent pipeline of specific skills, promotes diversity and inclusion, and creates brand awareness to set a company apart.

YES Programmes

YES Prorgrammes are a collaborative effort between the government and businesses to create quality work opportunities for unemployed, black youth on a contractual basis. The aim is to empower, uplift and upskill the youth by placing them into jobs that are specially created for them.

YES is gazetted as it’s own categories of jobs that contribute to their B-BBEE targets, giving companies a new way to improve their scorecard.

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