30 Dec

UASA Media Release: 30 December 2021

Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:

As 2021 comes to an end, thousands of young people are preparing to enter the job market or to enrol at tertiary institutions. UASA encourages all school leavers and the newly graduated and their parents not to wait until the last minute in order to attend to such matters and rather plan ahead and apply in time.
So where can a job seeker find an entry-level job?

1. A good place to start is the internet’s job-seeking portals, such as:
• SAGovJobs
• LinkedIn
• Indeed
• Glassdoor
• Google Careers
• CareerJet
• CareerJunction
• Careers24
• Pnet

2. Speak to your close family or friends and ask them if they could hire you as an intern at their offices. This will give you some experience that will help you to make an informed decision for your career and may result in a few references on your Curriculum Vitae (CV).

3. Shadowing family or friends in corporate environments will give you a much better idea of what people actually do at work and may change your mind about the career you always dreamt of having or confirm your choice.

Want to enrol at a tertiary institution?

Competition for acceptance at higher learning institutions is stiff. It is advisable for students to apply for different courses in different faculties and even at different institutions to have a better chance of enrolment.
If you did not meet the APS for the desired academic course, you may have to rewrite the subjects needed.

Financing

Tertiary education is expensive but there are options to explore.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a South African government student financial aid scheme that provides financial aid to undergraduate students to help pay for the cost of their tertiary education after finishing high school. It is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Many companies and organizations offer bursaries to students. You can find a list of all bursaries here: [LINKSHIELD PROTECTED] www.zabursaries.co.za/

The UASA Study Grant is available to our members or their children who can apply at the beginning of each year. We believe the skills that are acquired at higher learning institutions make a considerable contribution towards growing our economy; hence, lending a helping hand to our members is of the utmost importance. UASA Study Grant is open from January 2022 and closes on 30 April 2022. Visit: https://www.uasa.co.za/benefits/#UASA-study-grants

For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162 .

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