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CONTENT Elizabeth Galloway..................................... 2
ETA College..................................... 12 & 13
Au Pair Professional Services..................... 3
Play the long game to ace
Eden Hospitality Services........................... 3
your Finals................................................. 14
Life after Matric........................................... 3
Artisan Technical Schools......................... 15
Pros & cons of leaving the nest................. 4
Tygervallei Clue Room............................. 16
University of Johannesburg....................... 5
University of Pretoria................................ 17
Create a great CV....................................... 6
SA’s Top Employers............................ 18–20
The Private Hotel School......................... 18
Sanguine Spa & College............................ 6
1000 Hills Chefs School............................ 19
South African Chefs Academy................. 20
AAA School of Advertising........................ 8
Potchefstroom Academy......................... 21
YDP Work & Travel...................................... 8
How millennials can boost their
OVC Work Travel........................................ 9
chances in the job market........................ 22
Busting those study myths.............. 10 & 11
University of the Western Cape............... 23
Institute of Culinary Arts........................... 10
Dates for 2017 Institution Open Days..... 24
The Aleit Academy................................... 11
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Life after Matric You’ve finished high school, matric is over … now what? Your perfect career starts with evaluating yourself: Ask yourself what do I enjoy? Which working environments seem appealing? Does my personality match my career choice? Read up on career websites and magazines, do job shadowing, volunteer. Don’t decide to study a course just because your friends will be studying it. You could even take a gap year if you haven’t decided what you’ll study. We’ve put some ideas and options together below…
What about a gap year?
Volunteer in your community, at a hospital or NGO
So what can you do during your gap year after matric?
Travel If you can’t afford to travel far from home you can still travel in your province or your town, and you can take pictures of your travels and show them off to your friends on Facebook or Instagram. You could even try au pair. An au pair is a domestic assistant from a foreign country working for, and living as part of, a host family. Typically, au pairs take on a share of the family’s responsibility for childcare as well as some housework, and receive a small monetary allowance for personal use. If you are on a tight budget, backpacking is a good option for accommodation. Backpacking SA is a useful place to start: www.backpackingsouthafrica.co.za More info at: www.studentflights.co.za/overseas-working-holidays/gap-year
Overseas Visitors Club (OVC) Many young people decide to travel after matric, which is a great idea if you don’t know exactly what you want to do with your life after matric. Don’t worry! That’s normal. And if you know exactly what you want to do that’s normal too! Whichever country you plan to visit, The Overseas Visitors Club sets you up with the right information you need to make travel plans. The OVC will inform you of where you can travel, how much money you will need and passport/visa requirements. It will also tell you your status as a foreigner in another country, i.e., how long you will be allowed to stay, will you be allowed to work, what your options are. For more information on OVC click on this link: www.ovc.co.za/pages/ default.asp
There are many non-profit organisations in communities that are waiting for you to volunteer your time. So what if you won’t get paid to help out or to join the organisation? You’ll get a chance to meet new people, work with animals, children or people in need of your help, it’s a rewarding feeling and it will help you gain new skills that will assist you in the working environment one day. Organisations like Joint Aid Management (JAM - www.jamint.com/sa/home), SPCA (www.nspca.co.za) and hospitals are a great place to volunteer.
Kibbutz Going to live on a Kibbutz is a great option if you enjoy working with your hands, rural settings and if you have a strong sense of community and social justice. Kibbutz is the Hebrew word for “communal settlement” and it is exactly that. Kibbutz has a socioeconomic system based on the principle of joint ownership of property, equality and cooperation of production, consumption and education; the fulfillment of the idea “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”; a home for those who have chosen it. - Jewish Virtual Library. A kibbutz is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture. Kibbutzim began as utopian communities, a combination of socialism and Zionism. In recent decades, some kibbutzim have been privatized and changes have been made in the communal lifestyle. A member of a kibbutz is called akibbutznik. (Wikipedia). Check out this kibbutz Facebook page and web link for information about the various communities: www.facebook.com/groups/2347516312/
Work Look for a job, even if it’s part time or casual work. You could work as a shop assistant, waiting tables in a restaurant, or in promotions. This will help you gain work experience which you could use in your career one day.
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Pros & cons of leaving the nest
Unlikely going to university, which usually requires students to move away from home and live in the area where the university and school leaver schemes aren’t quite as dependent on you needing to live away from home. This is because, often, it’s expected that school leavers will seek an apprenticeship locally, near where they live. However, that’s not to say this is always the case, and for certain types of school leaver scheme, you may well need to move away from home. As this is likely to be the first time you’ve lived away from an extended period of time, it’s understandable that you may be unsure about how to cope. Here are some things you need to consider.
Have you got a bank account? As you’ll be paid a salary while working as an apprentice, you’ll need to open a bank account (if you haven’t got on) to receive your wage payments, whether you’re at home or not. Simply search for ‘young person bank account’ and compare your options (comparison websites are also handy.)
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Do you know how to budget? One of the first things you should do now that you’re working and earning is figure out a budget to live by. There are loads of apps (like Goodbudget and Mint) and sites that have advice on how to do this. Typically you’ll need to account for things like travel, food, housing (along with bills potentially, depending on your living arrangements) and any contracts you pay.
Help with funding Another major benefit of doing an apprenticeship or school leaver scheme is that the government or your employer supports you with your training. Some employers may also offer you join them, so you might want to ask about this in interviews.
How can you find somewhere to live? If you’re going to be living away from home, you want to make sure you find somewhere safe. Your employer should be able to offer you some advice on his, especially if they’re used to taking on apprentices, so make sure you ask. If there are a few of you working for the company who are away from home, you may be able to rent a place together. There are plenty of sites out there that advertise flat shares, such as Gumtree. It’s worth contacting estate agents in the area, as they may be able to offer you more advice on renting. Make sure you do your research, check places out in person and ask questions, as you don’t want to be stuck somewhere dodgy.
Debating whether or not to fly the nest? Well, as with everything, there are pros and cons that come with moving away from home.
You get far more independence and space.
You get a chance to develop and learn valuable life skills.
You’ll get a chance to meet new people and make new friends.
You may get homesick and struggle to adapt to life away at first.
You’ll need to pay for a place to live, which will likely be your biggest expense.
You’ll need to look after yourself and do chores like food shopping, cleaning up and washing.
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Create a great CV Everyone should start somewhere. You’ve probably been told you need a CV to apply for jobs, but where do you begin if you’ve never done one before? What should you include? The list of what you need to include is straightforward, as there are certain things that employees want to see. Regardless of your experience or background, you can create a great CV. Here’s how.
Your personal details
These go at the top of your CV so the recruiter can easily find them. All you need to do is list your name, address, phone number and email address. If you have a professional LinkedIn profile, you can include the link.
Tailor your statement
The first main chunk of your CV should be your personal statement, which must be concise. It’s best to write it from scratch and tailor it to the job and company you’re applying to. Avoid generic statements because they turn off recruiters. If you’re struggling to get going, put yourself in their shoes and answer questions they’d ask: Who are you? Why are you interested in working for the company? What can you offer the company? What are your career ambitions? Convince them why they should pick you over everyone else. Make sure you support statements with evidence. For example, rather than saying “I’m a great communicator” go with “ I’m a great communicator, because …” or “I had to use my communication skills when …”.
Describe your skills
Now you’ve got the reader’s attention, you can go into detail about your skills. As this is your first CV, you may not have much work experience to include. Employers know this is likely to be the case. However, you can wow them with the skills and experience you do have. What technical skills have you learned during your time at school? When have you had to use problem-solving skills? Have you got experience of presenting or public speaking? If you support your skills with examples, you’ll come across better.
List your education
This section doesn’t need to have a great amount of detail. It should include anything from Matric. Start with your most recent qualifications and then any previous ones.
Include your interests
Unlike the other bits, whether you include this is up to you. It depends on how relevant the information is. For instance, if you have a good blog you may want to
mention it. If you’re playing sport at a high level or are a team captain or leader, you can include it too. Maybe you play an instrument or are teaching yourself a language? It should be something that offers an insight into you.
Your employment history
If you have some work experience (even if it’s only a bit), it’s a great thing to add to your CV. Mention where you worked, how long for and what you did. What were your responsibilities? Did it help you develop or gain any skills? If you don’t have anything relevant, leave this bit out. If you feel like you want some experience to include on your CV, why not volunteer somewhere? This could be in a charity shop or local library. This will show that you gave up your own time to gain some experience.
Got any references?
References are included to help employers find out more about your experience, if they feel the need to. This section is at the end of a CV, normally listed as ‘available upon request’. This means that recruiters will ask you to provide their details if they need them. At this stage, it’s okay to use teachers, career officers, close family friends or former employers as reference.
Structure your CV
Make sure your CV is structured logically with clear, bold subheadings, is concise (ideally one page, never more than two) and uses an easily readable font like Calibri. When you’ve finished, save it, leave it for a while and come back to it refreshed. Read it through a few times to ensure it makes sense and that there are no spelling or grammar errors. It’s also a good idea to get someone else to take a good look.
Highlight soft skills Soft skills refer to the transferable qualities that every employer looks for. Regardless of who you are and what experience you’ve got, if you can sell your soft skills to the reader, you’ll always have a chance of winning them over. You don’t need to cram in every one of these, but if you can include a few throughout your CV, it will help you. Back them up with examples.
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Busting those study myths Myth
A university degrees is needed for most jobs.
Those who go to university are always better off than those who don’t.
59% of graduates are in non-graduate level jobs.
It used to be the case that if you flew the nest and headed to university, you were considered at an advantage to those who hadn’t. Those days have passed. South Africa has many universities and lots of degree courses. Thousands more students graduate every year. As there are only a certain number of graduate jobs up for grabs, the competition between candidates is fierce. Inevitably, this leaves many graduates in nongraduate level jobs.
Many school leaver schemes fast-track your career, making you qualify more quickly than a graduate.
For some careers, it is true that you may be better off going to university. For example, to be a doctor, teacher, dentist or vet you need to attend university and study for relevant qualifications. However, for many other sectors and careers you may be considering, university isn’t always the fastest way in. Some school-leaver opportunities will fast-track your career, meaning you’d qualify faster than a graduate. Some studies suggest that high-level apprentices can expect to earn more during their careers than most graduates.
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BUSTING THOSE STUDY MYTHS
Here are four myths we always hear, with the lesserknown truth included to bust your preconceptions.
University is the best route for high achievers.
Apprenticeships are just for tradespeople.
With a broad range of programmes, not all high achievers go to university.
Apprenticeships have been revolutionised in the 21st Century
Apprenticeships cater for all strengths, yet a lingering perception that they are only a route into manual or skilled labour positions remains. While this a great route for some, young people who have achieved well in school but donâ€™t find the idea of university appealing continue to be unaware of the array of promising options available to them
The increasing popularity of apprenticeships has encouraged other programmes, like sponsored degree programmes and degree apprenticeships, to develop in recent years. All of these school leaver schemes provide young people with a range of exciting career options in many sectors, from insurance and finance to pharmaceuticals and professional services. The recent expansion of these programmes aligns with the rise in university tuition fees. These alternatives provide school leavers with the chance to be part of structured training programmes, while earning a salary and developing professional skills.
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Matrics Class of 2017
Play the long game to ace your Finals Grade 12s who are serious about giving their final exams the best shot now have the most valuable weapon in their arsenal – time – and should use it to their advantage. Later in the year, Matrics will get plenty of advice about how to best prepare for their exams, but for the most part this advice will focus on last-minute measures. The best way to walk confidently into the exam room, however, is to make sure that you don’t just study over the next few months, but that you actually use the time to prepare. Although there is a gigantic difference between studying, which mostly consists of cramming facts into one’s head, and properly preparing, which takes time and strategy, many people are not aware of the distinction between the two. True preparation for an examination requires you to understand concepts in such a way that you are able to engage with them at higher levels. You should be able to apply them, analyse them, evaluate them, and create by using them. The bottom line is that you need to practise, and this often means putting pen to paper, which allows you to reflect on your knowledge and engrain your learning into your long-term memory. When studying, you need to make sure that you have not just committed the ideas and facts to memory, but that you understand how they are linked to other concepts and ideas. Parrot-fashion memorising of lists is not going to cut it when studying for your finals. There are two very effective ways of creating ‘networks of meaning’ when studying: 1 Create Powerpoint presentations of the work Note down the keywords associated with the idea. After reading through and summarising the content, go through the presentation and talk yourself through it, using the key words as impetus for your talk. If you are working in a study group, a variation on this could be for one person to ‘teach’ the others using this presentation of key words. For example, key words about photosynthesis at a Matric level could be: • Chlorophyll • Stroma • 6CO2 + 6H2O C6H12O6 + 6O2 • Light reactions • Dark reactions True learning takes place not only at the stage of summarising the information, but also when delivering the presentation. 14
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2 Create visual maps Visual maps allow you to record the structure of the knowledge, whether it is in a cycle, flowchart, hierarchical tree diagram, or Venn diagram. The choice of visual map is determined by the nature of the content. By mapping the knowledge visually, you create ‘cues’ of keywords (which are much easier to recall than long, complex facts), as well as networks of meaning (what connects with what?), enabling you to engage more meaningfully with the higher-order questions in the exam. Taking the time to develop your learning over several months in this manner will allow you to master your work to a degree that will be virtually impossible to replicate if your usual approach is to study only in the weeks leading up to the exam. In addition, taking the long-game approach will be significantly more rewarding, as well as take an immense amount of stress off your shoulders, which will leave you more relaxed and able to deal with all the other pressures you will face this year, not to mention the pressure of walking into an intimidating exam room. The ability to understand conceptually is what sets the distinctive student apart from the average one. By endeavouring to understand conceptually, instead of like a parrot, you will stand yourself in good stead when it comes to those tougher questions on the examination paper. Article by Dale Taylor, Head of Programme: Faculty of Social Sciences at The Independent Institute of Education.
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SA’s Top Employers The Top Employers Institute recognises excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Certified organisations are recognised for having world-class employee conditions. On the next three pages the top 78 certified employers in South Africa, showcasing some of the world’s most advanced employers demonstrating leading-edge employee conditions. There are 1 200 certified top employers across 116 countries.
AbbVie South Africa Pharmaceuticals
adidas South Africa (Pty) Ltd Retail
ADvTECH Limited Professional Services
African Rainbow Minerals Mining
AfriSam (Pty) Ltd Construction, Manufacturing
Airports Company SA SOC Public Sector
Anglo American Platinum Mining
BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd Chemicals, Manufacturing
Becton Dickinson (Pty) Ltd Healthcare
British American Tobacco SA Consumer Good and Services
Cell C (Pty) Ltd Telecommunications
Clicks Group Limited Healthcare, Retail
Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages
Coca-Cola South Africa Food and Beverages
CSIR Electronics, Engineering
Denel Land Systems incorporating Mechem
DHL International (Pty) Ltd Transport and Logistics
Dimension Data IT, Telecommunications
Consumer Good and Services
Dow Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Chemicals
EMC Computer Systems SA IT
ENSafrica Legal Aid
EY South Africa Professional Services
Foskor (Pty) Ltd Manufacturing, Mining
G4S South Africa
Godrej South Africa
Goodyear Automotive, Manufacturing
Group Five Construction, Manufacturing
Howden Africa Construction, Mining, Utilities
Huawei Technologies IT, Telecommunications
IDC Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals
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Kimberly-Clark South Africa Manufacturing
Legal Aid South Africa Public Sector
Liberty Group Limited Healthcare, Insurance
MAN Truck & Bus Automotive, Manufacturing
Mazars Financial Services
McCarthy Volkswagen/Audi Automotive, Manufacturing
Mercedes-Benz South Africa Automotive, Manufacturing
Merchants SA Telecommunications
Mutual & Federal Insurance
NestlĂŠ Consumer Good and Services
Nike South Africa Retail
Novo Nordisk (Pty) Ltd Pharmaceuticals
NWK Limited Transport and Logistics
Old Mutual Financial Services, Insurance
OneLogix (Pty) Ltd Transport and Logistics
Orange Business Services
Orion Group Real Estate
Palabora Mining Company Mining
Pernod Ricard Food and Beverages
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals
Philip Morris South Africa Consumer Good and Services
Redefine Properties Limited Real Estate
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Richards Bay Minerals Mining
Safripol (Pty) Ltd Chemicals, Manufacturing
Saint-Gobain South Africa Construction, Manufacturing
Samsung Electronics SA Electronics
Sanlam Financial Services
Santam Financial Services, Insurance
SAP South Africa IT
Simba (Pty) Ltd Food and Beverages
SITA SOC Ltd IT, Telecommunications
Smollan Consumer Good and Services
Takeda SA Pharmaceuticals
Tata Consultancy Service IT
Telesure Investment Holdings Insurance
SA National Roads Agency Construction, Public Sector
The SPAR Group Ltd Retail, Transport and Logistics
Thermo Fisher Scientific Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals
Tiger Brands Consumer Good and Services
Unilever South Africa Manufacturing
Volkswagen Group SA Automotive
Wipro Technologies SA IT
Total South Africa (Pty) Ltd Energy
Vodacom (Pty) Ltd Telecommunications
South African Chefs Academy • Started academy in 2004 with 21 full-time students and 5 staff members, two being the owners. • Since qualified approx. 1000 chefs on various full-time & day release courses, all accredited and externally verified. • Demand continues to grow • All teaching staff are qualified chefs & have worked at top level of industry and are so able to deliver relevant skills • We still offer most practically intensive course in SA and have reputation for this process that graduates young chefs with real ability and confidence to work in the professional kitchens. • Head Chef, Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia: Ivor Jones • Owner, The Creamery: Kate Schrire • Owner, Woodstock Bakery: Paul Cremer • Owner, The Lucky Baker (Pretoria): Pauli Coetzee • Head Chef, Leopards Leap: Pieter de Jager • Head Chef, The Greenhouse: Ashley Moss • Executive Chef, The Cullinan: Henrico Grobbelaar
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The South African Chefs Academy is a professional cookery school based in Salt River, Cape Town. We offer a one year course which incorporates both Hot Kitchen and Patisserie work. We provide a practical & food-focused course with no time-wasting extras. We are chefs who teach chefs.
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How millennials can boost their chances in the job market The general consensus on unemployment in SA is usually that our percentages thereof are extremely high. However, we are not alone – globally over 200 million people will be unemployed in 2017. It begs the question: How can millennials not only structure their mindset, but take much-needed steps in ensuring they do not become part of that statistic?
As with every year, the start of 2017 saw a fresh crop of South African matriculants setting out on their paths to entering the job market in a few years’ time. With current millennials already active in a highly competitive market, it is unlikely that by the time our newest matriculants enter into the formal sector they will arrive at an enabling environment, especially since work experience is the silver bullet for youth unemployment and since the country’s overall unemployment rate stands currently at 27.1% and the youth unemployment rate has averaged over 51% for the past three years. While government, business and civil society need to come together to address South Africa’s high rate of youth unemployment through multi-faceted programmes, there is something that millennials can do to increase their chances of breaking into the job market and getting onto a successful career path. Low levels of education and the lack of qualifications, experience and work readiness are all often cited as reasons why it is so much harder for young job seekers to secure employment. Luckily, these are factors that motivated individuals can address by taking charge of their own skills development. With more and more accessible and affordable learning environments available, millennials can embark on a self-driven upskilling programme that will help them stand out in a highly competitive job market and boost their chances of launching a successful career. What’s important is to choose a quality, accredited provider. You want the qualifications you gain through your own effort to be reputable and recognised. It’s also important to be well aware of your interests, passions and strengths, so you develop yourself in a direction that is meaningful to you and the future you want. 22
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Advantages of upskilling as a millennial • By being proactive and making choices to learn, get training and achieve qualifications, you become more appealing to employers. • By committing to upskilling yourself, you demonstrate your drive for new opportunities, innovation and success. • By investing in your own professional development you take a great step towards securing a better role in your current or future organisation. • By gaining knowledge in areas of business or technology or languages that you are most interested in, you begin to shape a career – and a future life – that is most likely to be rewarding and successful. Following your own upskilling programme doesn’t have to mean signing up on bricks-and-mortar campuses. On the contrary, learning online offers many benefits to millennials. Young people are generally most comfortable and adept online, and find it an easy place to learn. Courses can be accessed any time and from anywhere, which means that if you are already studying at university or college, you can easily take on additional courses and study at your own pace. If you’re taking a gap year, you can study while you travel and gain a qualification, which adds a phenomenal richness to your experience. If you’re unemployed and whiling away time because you don’t have the resources and opportunities to go out and learn, you can log on at home or at your local library and begin studying towards something that can change your circumstances for the better. Alongside our high unemployment rate, South Africa also has an ever-deepening skills shortage. The country is looking to our millennial generation to develop the skills that trade and industry desperately need right now and in the future.
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Article by Richard Rayne, CEO of iLearn.
Dates for 2017 Institution Open Days UNIVERSITIES
UNIVERSITIES OF TECHNOLOGY
University of Cape Town
Durban University of Technology
General Open Day: 22 April 2017
General Open Day: 17 and 20 May 2017
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)
Tshwane University of Technology
General Open Days: 5 & 6 May (PE Campus)
tution to arrange a campus visit.
12 & 13 May (George Campus)
TUT no longer host open days. However, you will be able to contact the insti-
Central University of Technology General Open Day: 6 May welkom Campus and 13 May Bloemfontein Cam-
Time: 9:00 – 16:00 (Saturdays)
pus 10 am till 5 pm
9:00 – 13:00 (Sundays)
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
North West University
General Open Day: 6 May 9 am till 4 pm
Campus Open Day: 6 May 2017
Vaal University of Technology
University of Western Cape
General Open Day: 6 May 9 am till 3 pm
General Open Day: 6 May 2017
University of Free State
P R I V AT E I N S T I T U T I O N S
General Open Day: 20 May 2017 Time: 8:00 – late afternoon
University of Pretoria
Open Learning Group
General Open Day: 20 May 2017
General Open Days: Every Saturday from 14 January to 25 February at the
Time: 8:00 – 14:00
Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban campuses
Time: 08:00 – 14:00
Rhodes does not have an Open Day. However,
you may contact the institution to arrange an
General Open Day: 28 January 2017
Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology
University of Fort Hare
General Open Day: 28 January 2017 at the Cape Town Campus
General Open Day: 5 March 2017
University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg Campus: 10 May
Time: 9:00 – 14:00
Time: 9:00 – 13:00
Open Window Institute
University of Limpopo
General Open Day: 21 May 2017
General Open Day: 20 May
Time: 09:00 – 14:00
University of Zululand General Open Day: 25 April 8:00 – 16:00
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Pearson Institute of Higher Education General Open Day: 4 February 2017
Westville Campus: 17 May
Varsity College General Open Days: First week in May and First week in August
DATES FOR 2017 INSTITUTION OPEN DAYS