In partnership with the National Skills Fund, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency Learnerships are now open for applications. This pivotal initiative falls under the broader umbrella of the Community House Building and Plumbing Project, specifically tailored to empower the youth of Mpumalanga with essential construction skills.

Throughout an intensive 12-month period, this programme will focus on two fundamental areas: house building and plumbing. By participating in the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency Learnerships, young South Africans will receive not just training but a transformative experience that paves the way for professional and personal development in the construction industry. This initiative is a cornerstone in MTPA’s commitment to fostering skill development and enhancing employment opportunities within the region.

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency Learnerships Overview

  • Company : Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency
  • Location : Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Closing date: 19 April 2024

Available Learnership Slots:

  • Community House Building Learnership
    • Number of Spots Available: 30
    • Location: Govan Mbeki Local Municipality
    • Reference for Application: CHB/GMLM/30
  • Plumbing Learnership
    • Number of Spots Available: 30
    • Location: Govan Mbeki Local Municipality
    • Reference for Application: PLB/GMLM/30

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for this transformative opportunity, applicants must:

  • Be a South African national residing in the Mpumalanga Province.
  • Be currently unemployed.
  • Be aged between 18 and 35 years.
  • Hold a Grade 12 certificate with a pass in either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.
  • Reside within the Govan Mbeki Municipality or its adjacent regions.
  • Show a keen interest or possess a desire to work in the construction sector.
  • Have not previously participated in this specific learnership.
  • Individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply, ensuring inclusivity and equal opportunities for all.

Why Apply?

The 2024 Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency Learnerships Programme   is more than just a training opportunity; it is a launchpad for career and community development. Here’s why you should consider applying:

  • Enhanced Employability: This programme is meticulously designed to equip you with the practical skills necessary for the modern construction industry. By mastering these in-demand skills, you greatly increase your employability, setting you up for a wide range of job opportunities within and beyond Mpumalanga.
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunities: As you learn the ropes of house building and plumbing, you will also gain insights into the business aspects of construction. This knowledge can empower you to start your own business in the future, fostering entrepreneurship in a sector crucial for economic growth.
  • Hands-on Experience: There’s no substitute for practical experience, and this learnership offers just that. You will work on real-life projects that not only enhance your technical skills but also your problem-solving and teamwork capabilities. This experience is invaluable and sought after by employers across industries.
  • Contribution to Community Development: Participants in this programme play a direct role in the development of their communities. The skills you acquire and apply will help improve local infrastructure and housing, directly impacting the well-being of your community.
  • Networking Opportunities: During the learnership, you will meet industry professionals, trainers, and fellow learners. These connections can be instrumental in finding future job opportunities, collaborative projects, or even mentorship.
  • Support and Guidance: Throughout the programme, you will receive support and guidance from experienced professionals in the construction field. This mentorship is crucial as it helps you navigate your career path effectively.
  • Certification and Recognition: Upon successful completion, you will receive a recognized certification, validating your skills and knowledge in the construction sector. This certification enhances your resume and is a testament to your dedication and expertise.
  • Inclusivity and Diversity: The programme encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, promoting inclusivity and ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to participate and benefit from this learning experience.

How to Apply for the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency Learnerships

If you are interested in applying for the 2024 Learnership Programme, follow these detailed steps to ensure your application is complete and stands out:

Step 1: Prepare Your Documents Before submitting your application, ensure you have the following documents ready:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Your CV should be up-to-date, professional, and clearly outline your educational background, any work experience, skills, and contact information. Tailor your CV to highlight any construction-related experiences or skills that are relevant to the learnership.
  • Certified Copies of Qualifications: Include copies of your matric certificate and any other relevant certifications. Make sure these copies are certified to verify their authenticity.
  • Proof of Residence: A document confirming your residence within the Govan Mbeki Municipality or its adjacent areas. This could be a recent utility bill, a bank statement, or a letter from a local authority.
  • Identity Document (ID): A certified copy of your South African ID document.
  • Motivation Letter: Write a concise and compelling motivation letter that specifies the learnership program you are applying for, using the appropriate reference code (CHB/GMLM/30 for Community House Building or PLB/GMLM/30 for Plumbing). Explain why you are interested in this specific field, how the learnership aligns with your career goals, and what makes you a suitable candidate.

Step 2: Email Your Application Once you have prepared all required documents, compile them into a single email attachment. Use a clear subject line, such as “Application for [Specific Learnership Programme] – [Your Full Name]”. This helps ensure that your application is directed to the right department and handled efficiently.

Send your application to:

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Step 3: Follow Up After submitting your application, it is advisable to follow up after a couple of weeks if you have not received an acknowledgment of receipt. This can be a simple email or phone call to confirm that your application is under review.

Step 4: Prepare for Interviews If your application proceeds to the next stage, you may be invited for an interview. Prepare by researching the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, the specifics of the learnership, and reviewing common interview questions in the construction industry.

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency and the National Skills Fund are committed to the empowerment of South Africa’s youth through skill development. These Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency Learnerships is a stepping stone for young individuals to launch a successful career in the construction industry, fostering economic growth and community enhancement in the Mpumalanga region.

Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to build your future while contributing to the development of your community. Apply now and be a part of building a stronger tomorrow!