- Learnerships can create better skilled employees;
- Tend to work more independently, need less supervision and possess enhanced problem-solving capability
- Are motivated and strive to add value to the business leading to better productivity and quality
- Are less likely to leave a company that takes an interest and invest in their personal and professional development
- Providing Learnerships for unemployed learners contribute to building up the skills pool, from which you and other employers may recruit relevant skills as needed;
- Your company can make a meaningful contribution to South Africa’s global competiveness and to creating an environment conducive to investment.
- Learnerships is a vehicle to address Employment Equity targets;
- Learnerships is a vehicle to B-BBEE contributions – Preferential Procurement (Industry Related) and Skills Development
Tax incentives may apply – See section 12 H of the SARS Act;
In respect of learners who holds a qualification equal to NQF level 1- 6, the employer qualifies for Tax Rebates for year one of the Learnership (R40 000.00) as well on completion of the Learnership (R 40 000,00), totalling R80 000,00 over two years.
In respect of a person with a disability, the employer qualifies for an additional Tax Rebate of R 20 000,00 where the learner has a qualification equal to NQF level 1- 6, and R 30 000,00 where the learner has a qualification equal to NQF level 7-10
For enrolling 18.2 Learners (Unemployed learners) and paying stipends, you can claim 50% back of the total stipends paid (ETI) for learners younger than 28 years of age.
Scouring Maximum points on the B-BBEE verifications Scorecard.