Presentation on theme: "INSETA INTERNSHIPS & WBE. 2 INSETA Policy Statement According to the INSETA Policy Statement, INSETA will support Internships / Work-based Experience."— Presentation transcript:
INSETA INTERNSHIPS & WBE
2 INSETA Policy Statement According to the INSETA Policy Statement, INSETA will support Internships / Work-based Experience grants to enable learners to achieve the maximum of one year’s experience with a view to: Afford the learner the opportunity of permanent employment Afford the learner to gain work experience and complete a qualification Afford the learner the opportunity to establish a new venture on completion
3 Internships Programmes for an unemployed graduate who needs work experience Programmes for learners who require work experience in order to gain professional registration
4 Work-Based Experience (WBE) A programme for learners who require work experience in order to complete a diploma or degree (e.g. “technikon” or technical college type courses), that requires the person to have a certain amount of work experience in order to achieve the qualification.
5 General Profile of Interns The Intern must: Be an unemployed resident of South Africa. Must have completely or partially qualified through an FET/HET institution and needs practical work experience in order to complete the qualification or enter the labour market. The diploma/degree should comply with the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) requirement of alignment with the Sectoral Scarce and Critical skills. Have written endorsement of completion of the theoretical component of their qualification from their academic institution in case of WBE
6 General Profile of Employers Be an INSETA stakeholder - levy payer or non-levy payer Levies need to be up to date for levy payers Non-levy payers must have written proof of exemption from SARS Have the financial capability to fund the Internship for the first 3 months Have physical and human resources to support the Internship/WBE
7 Benefits of taking in Interns (ROI) Potential increase in client base Potential increase in sales Possibility of acquiring and growing new talent without incurring recruitment costs Shared expense for development of employees Extra brain and hands for doing the job Opportunity to implement social responsibility (WBE)
8 Application Process Where applicable, i.e. in case of WBE, the Lead Employer obtains an accredited Training Provider, accredited with INSETA or any other SETA ETQA The Lead Employer submits Internships Grant Application to INSETA on the prescribed form available on the INSETA website INSETA Learnerships Division reviews the Internships Grant Application and communicates provisional allocation of funds to the applicant Applicant submits learners documentation to INSETA before commencement of the Internship/WBE
9 Application Process (Continued) INSETA considers the following in deciding to allocate funding: Programme applied for must satisfy Scarce and Critical Skills Racial profile of Interns must comply with the 3 rd Principle of NSDS Highest qualification of the prospective Interns
10 Duration A WBE will only be considered for a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 12 months. An Internship grant can be considered for a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 12 months.
11 Success factors The following must be taken into account for successful implementation of Internships/WBE: Employer must set out clearly, the profile of the Interns they want to recruit The programme outputs must be clear and achievable There must be mentors who understand the objectives of the Internship/WBE Learners logbooks for which the Interns must take responsibility, must be kept to track learner progress
12 Implementation Models Some companies are implementing Internships in a form of a project, with training provider taking care of training on company products and on-the-job assessments MoUs are entered into between INSETA and the employer and INSETA and the Training Provider Employer decides on the Programme they would like the Internship to be based on Employer defines the profile of Interns, recruits and interviews them
13 Implementation Models INSETA holds regular meetings with Employers and Training Providers to track the progress of the project Intern logbooks are developed and monitored by the Training Provider INSETA pays the employer for Interns’ stipends INSETA pays Training Provider R1000 per Intern for admin for the duration of the project