We invest greatly in South Africa’s employed and unemployed youth through various development programmes and support training and education linked to youth unemployment through pivotal programmes. Opportunities include our Retail Readiness Programme (RRP), the Youth Employment Services (YES) Initiative, and  comprehensive study bursaries in several academic fields.

If you’re young, ambitious and serious about your future, one of these programmes will set you on the path to success.



Retail Readiness Programme (RRP)

This skills programme provides young people without previous work experience, with the basic skills to work in a retail environment. 

The programme comprises of five weeks of practical training and two weeks theory.

Successful participants receive NQF level 3 qualifications upon completion of the programme.

WHO CAN APPLY?

South African youth between 18 and 34 years with no previous work experience. 

REQUIREMENTS

A South African Matric or an equivalent qualification.

HOW TO APPLY
  • Send a WhatsApp to 087 240 5709 and select Job Opportunities
  • Submit your CV at the nearest Shoprite, Checkers, or Usave supermarkets





Youth Employment Services (YES)

The Youth Employment Service is a business-driven initiative with government and labour that builds economic pathways for youth to help reduce unemployment. 

The programme provides 12 months on-the-job training where participants are exposed to various parts of the retail business. On completion of the programme, sucessfull YES learners are skilled to work in retail or start their own retail business.

WHO CAN APPLY?

South African youth between 18 and 34 years. 

REQUIREMENTS
  • A South African Matric or equivalent qualification
  • A Retail Readiness Progamme (RRP) qualification
HOW TO APPLY
  • Send a WhatsApp to 087 240 5709 and select Job Opportunities
  • Submit your CV at the nearest Shoprite, Checkers, or Usave supermarkets





Bursary opportunities

Our comprehensive bursaries support students studying or intending to study a variety of scarce skills, providing financial assistance towards tuition and on-campus accommodation. 

Bursaries are also linked to work-back agreements – ensuring job opportunities upon graduation. 

Students enrolled for degree studies in criminology, accounting, information technology, retail business management and more can apply for a bursary. 

Applications open in February and again in July of each year for study in the following academic year. 

WHO CAN APPLY?
  • South African youth under 27 years
  • Registered for undergraduate or post graduate degree study at an accredited university
REQUIREMENTS

Bursaries are offered across various categories of study. Each field has its own qualifying criteria.

Please visit the individual bursary pages for more information or to apply online.




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BURSARIES AWARDED

 

book R14.9 million
SPENT ON BURSARIES

 

award GradStar Student Choice Awards
GRADUATE EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

*FY2023



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