Frequently Asked Questions
About The Knowledge Trust
These are the most commonly asked questions about The Knowledge Trust
We connect our community of over 400,000 Members with meaningful education, employment, and self-development opportunities from our network of Trusted Partners. This helps our Members advance to reach their full potential, and hopefully pay it forward to others in the future.
The Knowledge Trust will always be free to sign up for our members, and we’ll never charge you, or take a percentage from your employment.
Anyone who has an account with us is a The Knowledge Trust Member. If you have login details, you’re a member. If you visit our site, but don’t receive newsletters, and can’t apply to jobs because you have no account then you wouldn’t be a member.
Hi, we are aware of the issue and are currently fixing it, please wait roughly 5 minutes and then refresh the page. Whatever problem we’re facing will probably be fixed by then. The 404s reset every few minutes. So sorry about the inconvenience!
If the site is still down after that, then rest assured we’re working hard on our end to get it back up and running so you can keep browsing for opportunities.
One of the top soft skills that employers really value is a growth-mindset. It lets them know that you’re happy and willing to grow, and that you can be an asset for their organisation no matter how many changes occur.
Importantly, it helps them know how you deal with change, mistakes, and any challenges or setbacks you might face. We’ve got a cool guide that you can look at which will fully explain the ins and outs of a growth mindset and why it’s so damn important.
We always have opportunities available on our site. You just need to visit our opportunities page to see what we have on offer >https://knowledgetrust.org/opportunities/
Sometimes our opportunities aren’t as diverse, and we might not have any bursaries or learnerships available at any given moment. Be sure to keep an eye out, or keep reading our newsletters for any updates on what we’re offering.
We know that the education and job-search is stressful. Your days are filled with anxiety and loneliness. You are constantly looking for ways to improve or even secure a career. You wish to have non-judgemental support and encouragement from like-minded people who are good for your mental health.
Growth Circles is a safe space for you to grow authentically with the support of others doing the same, personally and professionally. So you can grow through everything that you go through.
Visit this page to join and learn more > https://knowledgetrust.org/growth-circles/
a) Most of our Circle members are between the ages of 18-25 but we have many between 25-37 as well. However, we believe that personal development, career growth and community is for everyone! As long as you are committed, you can apply to Growth Circles!
b) You need to be located in any of the areas where we currently have local circles. Currently we have in-person Circles in Khayelitsha, Cape Town and Nigeria so you need to be located in Khayelitsha, Cape Town or Nigeria to qualify for this.
To join, simply visit this application page and fill out your details. From there, a member of our team will get in contact with you to discuss next steps.
Shift Tomorrow is a bi-annual campaign designed to remove roadblocks that prevent young people from advancing their careers. There have been six editions so far, including one as a partnership with Uber where young South Africans were awarded free Uber rides to get to and from their interviews.
Our whole goal is to level the playing field so that everybody has an equal opportunity to reach their full potential, and our Shift Tomorrow campaigns are a humble start at trying to fix the wrongs of the world with the help of our members and our partners.
We believe that education is the one thing that can save the world! This is why we have entered, sometimes exclusively, deals with certain education partners to make their courses available to you. In some cases, certain courses will have discounts attached to them that you can’t find anywhere else in the world!
We want you to reach your full potential, and in many cases a solid education can help you to grow into it.
You can check out the courses here: https://knowledgetrust.org/education/
Whether you’re looking for jobs/opportunities/learnerships, or you’re looking to learn more from the nano-courses that we have on offer, you will need to reach our Whatsapp number in order to get going.
No matter what you’re looking to do, simply text “Hi” to our number(084 030-9432) and you will receive assistance from there.
Please note: You won’t be able to communicate with our Whatsapp number as if it was a real person. All your interactions will have to follow the steps laid out before you. If you’re looking to speak to someone directly, please try communicating with us either directly via Twitter/Facebook, or emailing us at > [email protected]
We do indeed have free courses. In fact, we have two types of free content on our site and on our Whatsapp. You can either visit the courses section of the site and keep a keen eye out for all the free courses, or you can visit our Whatsapp bot, and look for the completely free nano-courses that we have on offer.
Education is very important to us, and we want to make sure that everyone has equal access to empowering themselves through education.
Nano-courses are free courses that can be found on our Whatsapp bot, and also through our site. All our nano-courses are created with the help of an educational partner in order to impart vital lessons to all our members.
We try to keep our nano-courses relevant to the experience of all our members. That’s why we have done them in topics such as “Growth mindset” and “Job prep”
Check out two of our nano-courses here:
Sure, if you’re looking to help out then you can either contact our email address – [email protected], or you can make contact with our socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Someone from the team will be more than happy to hear you out.
Also, if you get contacted to take part in an Insider Session, you’ll be able to share your ideas directly with one of our team members during your call.
Any thoughts, ideas, grievances, etc that you have and that you might want to share can be shared with our email account – [email protected].
You can also hit us up on our socials(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.). We would love to chat and engage with you. Feel free to reach out, we love interacting with our community.
The National Bursary Registry is a project designed to source and secure funding for youth in South Africa. We would love to keep all bursaries in one unique place so that you’re not searching all over the internet for bursaries. The idea is to display them all in one place so that your search is a simple and easy one. Visit one site, and have access to all bursaries in the country.
Sign up here – https://knowledgetrust.org/national-bursary-registry/
Yes. Depending on what’s on offer at the time we do offer a variety of employment opportunities. At any given point in time, the site might have regular jobs, specialised jobs, jobs in specific locations or jobs available nationwide.
When the team hunts down jobs or opportunities to offer our members, we’re always looking for anything that our members might appreciate. We try to offer as many different job posts as possible so that there is something for everyone.
If you’re on a fancy landing page, then it might not always be obvious as to how you can return to the main site once your application is done, or even if you decided not to apply.
If you can’t see the top bar, or the sidebar anywhere then you’ll need to look out for the “Powered by the Knowledge Trust” logo at the very bottom of the page. If you click on that, then it should take you back to the regular site page that you know and love.
These are direct calls that you will be able to receive from members of The Knowledge Trust team! They provide the perfect opportunity to air any grievances, say what you really appreciate from us, or even pitch any ideas that you might have.
If you’re going to take part in one, make sure to take notes or jot down any questions that you might have for us. You’ll never get a better opportunity to let your feelings known.
Absolutely not! We will never take any cut from you should you find employment through our site. This has, is, and will always be free for our members, and we would never do something as underhanded as taking a percentage or cut from you.
No, absolutely not. The Knowledge trust is open to all peoples in whatever ages, shapes, sizes, nationalities, and races that they come in. We welcome all members to get whatever they need from the site, and we don’t discriminate against anything.
We believe that learning and self-improvement is a lifelong process, and we would love to be with you every step of the way.
At the moment, most of our opportunities can be found in the Johannesburg and Cape Town regions. This is due to the fact that Johannesburg just has the most amount of opportunity available, and also our roots at The Knowledge Trust are based in Cape Town.
We’re always working hard to provide opportunities for those around the country, and we sometimes bring nationwide opportunities to the site.
We don’t sell or abuse your data in any way. We only collect data that is absolutely essential that our partners need for their purposes, and that data that we share is all in accordance with the POPI act.
Once the campaign is over and we’ve sent out the rejections, we purge all the data that you provide. We don’t keep things like IDs and Transcripts on record for longer than we need to.
We only collect the absolute essentials that are required for a campaign. We start with the basic info that we need for your account with the site. Things like your name, surname, gender, province.
For some campaigns, that is just your CV, and for others it might be your CV, ID number, and Proof of address.
We will never collect data that isn’t needed by either us or our partner in the process of your application.
You can reach us at our email address – [email protected]. You can also hit us up on our socials.
These are our social media handles
Facebook – @TheKnowledgeTrust
Twitter – @Knowledgetrust
Instagram – @Knowledge_Trust
It’s our publication to help you stay aware of all new and current jobs. It is also for important announcements like Shift tomorrow, the Whatsapp Expo, and any innovations that we make to the site or Whatsapp.
It’s the most important tool to keep up to date with all our developments.
You no longer receive our newsletters twice a week. We do a lot of important announcements via our newsletters, so please be careful. You might be left out of the loop.
Due to the POPI regulations that came into effect back in June, we ask for your consent so that we can legally share your job application with our partner.
If you check no to that box, then please note that the partner will never see your application as we don’t have the permission to share it with them.