What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship contract is signed between a pre-approved employer and a graduate to attain trade-specific skills. The graduate must be associated with a registered Further Education and Training (FET) college. In South Africa, The National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) oversees the quality assurance of apprenticeships on behalf of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations. Find out more on the Service Seta website.

Who qualifies for graduate jobs?

Anyone who has graduated within the past five years or is in the process of graduating from a higher education institution is considered a graduate. This includes anyone who needs to complete an internship or apprenticeship to obtain their final qualification. Find internship and apprenticeship jobs on Recruit A Graduate. Sign up via the graduate page

How do I apply for a job listed on RecruitAGraduate?

Sign up and ensure that your CV information is up to date. You can browse the available jobs on the “Current Jobs” page. To apply for a job, select the position you are interested in and select "Apply for this job" at the bottom of the listing. Ensure you write a clear, well written motivational email letter to accompany your application.

My learning institution is not listed, what do I do now?

If your institution is not under the dropdown list of options on your CV input, then please send us an email to and request us to add the institution. Please note that only registered institutions will be added to the list.

Do I need to set up job alerts?

Once you have completed your profile and CV on RecruitAGraduate, you will automatically be informed of relevant job opportunities via email alerts. We will email you new jobs based on your completed profile.

There is no need for you to set up alerts, but you do need to agree to allow us to send you alerts by selecting “Yes” to opt in to job alert communication.