FAQ's - General

RecruitAGraduate is an online recruitment platform where employers can employ graduates, interns and apprentices from registered higher education institutions for permanent or contract positions, internships or apprenticeships.

It's the go-to site for jobs for graduates in South Africa. 

Graduates sign up for free and complete their personal, education, experience and skills details on a RecruitAGraduate CV form. When a suitable and matching job opportinity is posted on the platform, the graduate, intern or apprentice will receive a job notification based on a match to their profile. The graduate can then apply directly via the site for the graduate job. 

Employers can choose from two service level options when loading a job. They can either make use of RecruitAGraduate’s professional recruiters as a full agency service or do self-service recruiting. 

Successful graduate applicants will be contacted by RecruitAGraduate or an employer depending on the service level selected by the employer. 

Recruit A Graduate prides itself in delivering wow through service and has experienced graduate recruiters available to assist employers and graduates alike. 

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For a private education institution to provide tertiary education, it must be registered with The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

State-owned higher education institutions are included as registered institutions.

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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.

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An internship is typically a contract position which offers on-the-job-training for graduates who have finished their studies. Its purpose is to provide a graduate with work relevant experience in their field of study. At RecruitAGraduate we only facilitate paid internships. Find out more on our blog. See the Service Seta website.

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RecruitAGraduate allows advertising on the website. Advertising is subject to approval. Please email info@recruitagraduate.co.za to request a rate card.

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Your CV will only be presented to a potential employer if you apply for a graduate job on our website. Your CV will be seen by our professional recruiters and they may contact you to ask you to apply for a position if you have not done so.

We have a strong philosophy of protecting your privacy.  See our Privacy Policy for more detail.

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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

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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.

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

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If your application is successful you may be contacted by either an employer or by a RecruitAGraduate recruiter. Some employers will have opted to manage the recruiting process themselves. Others will have requested that RecruitAGraduate manage the process on their behalf. At times other agents may contact you on behalf of an employer if they are using the RecruitAGraduate service.

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There are no fees for job-seekers.

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RegruitAGraduate advertises jobs for graduates. We offer a full agency recruitment service or a self-service recruiting option. 

Employers can hire a graduate by posting a job on our site. These jobs can include jobs for college and university graduates, jobs for apprentices or jobs for internships in South Africa or globally. We make it easy to hire and recruit graduates by bringing them to you via this graduate centric site. 

You can offer permanent placements, fixed duration contracts, internships and apprenticeships for graduates. The jobs advertised on this site aim to place graduates in job opportunities as a first step in their career. Typically the graduates on this site have completed their studies in the last five years, or are in the process of completing their studies. 

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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.

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RecruitAGraduate has a CV template which will guide candidates as to the information needed to complete their CV.

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The use of incorrect grammar and spelling is unprofessional and immediately creates a negative perception of you to a potential employer. Ensure you ask someone to read your work or use an app such as Grammarly to check your application.

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Does RecruitAGraduate assist with sourcing youths for YES? 

Yes! 

  •  Companies may recruit youth from any partner they choose. 
  • YES has not endorsed any consultancies to charge fees for registration services of YES. 

What is YES? 

South Africa’s Youth Employment Service aims to create jobs for the youth in line with South Africa’s national development goals. Once a company is registered with the YES platform you can recieve the benefits. Recruit A Graduate assists companies to source youth for the YES program. 

How can my company benefit from YES? 

YES is a business-driven initiative which is a partnership with government and labour, in collectively tackling a national plan to build economic pathways for black youth. YES aims to create one million jobs for youth. In this process, a business can gain one or two levels on their B-BBEE scorecard by hosting a YES youth for a period of 1 year. There is deep value in our tech-driven youth behavioural content to nurture and motivate young people and business throughout the year. This technology assists business and our youth in succeeding in their first work experience. 

    Source : https://www.yes4youth.co.za

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