Learnerships are occupationally directed programmes that consist of both structured theoretical learning and practical workplace experience. Learnerships are especially beneficial to employers as losing employees for long periods of training during off-site learning programmes is avoided.
A list of qualifications is available for download from the links to the right.
FoodBev SETA also fund learnerships that have been developed by other SETAs, but address a scarce skill in the food and beverages manufacturing sector. Examples of such learnerships include customer management, warehousing and distribution, financial management etc.
* Please note that FoodBev SETA does not provide learnership employment opportunities to private individuals. Should you as an individual want to benefit from the learnership grant available, please contact your nearest food and beverage manufacturing company for assistance.
|Grant value:||- R14,500 per employed learner |
Employers qualify for a tax deduction of R50,000 from declared income for each employed learnership completed
| ||- R20,000 per unemployed learner |
Employers qualify for a tax deduction of R60,000 from declared income for each unemployed learnership completed
- The applicant must be registered with FoodBev SETA.
- The applicant must be up to date with levy contributions unless exempt from paying levies (proof of exemption must be submitted).
- The applicant must have qualified for mandatory grants (workplace skills planning grant) if employing more than 50 employees.
- The grant must pertain to a registered learnership (both primary and non-primary focus).
- The application for grants must be submitted on the prescribed application form.
- The provider contracted to deliver the training must be accredited by the relevant SETA, Umaluzi or CHE to deliver the applicable qualification. Proof of provider accreditation must be submitted with application for grant funding.
- Applications must be for learners recruited and contracted during the current levy year.
- Learnership agreements must be submitted within timeframes indicated in the grant application form.
- Applicants must deliver signed learnership agreements to FoodBev SETA prior to the commencement date of the learnerships.
- The applicant must have demonstrated a successful track record in learnerships or FoodBev SETA funded projects, or be willing to undergo an evaluation of company “readiness” for implementation of learnerships.
- The applicant agrees to an audit by FoodBev SETA.
- Applicants hosting previously unemployed learners must comply with at least one of the following NSDS equity targets: 85% black, 54% women, 4% disabled
- The duration of learnerships for unemployed persons must not exceed 13 months.
- The duration of learnerships for employees must not exceed 18 months.
- Where applicants require grant funding to implement a learnership the Learnership Agreements should only be signed once the applicant has been notified of the approval of grant funding.
- FoodBev SETA will however, as part of our mandate, continue to register learners on learnerships even though grant funding may not be applicable/available.
- Applications for grant funding must be in support of scarce skills identified in the sector.
- Applications MUST include a detailed implementation plan specifying dates for training each unit standard and dates for assessments.
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