FAQs (Opportunities)

Frequently Asked Questions

Opportunities

These are the most commonly asked questions about the Opportunities that The Knowledge Trust has on offer

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.

The best way to share all of our opportunities with your network, or people in general, would be via the main social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.). It’s the most simple and effective way to spread the word, and it won’t cost you a cent.

If you also happen to know someone who works in TV or radio who would be happy to share, then you can make contact with this email address: [email protected] . A lot of our members just want to spread the word and help out their communities. If you have any ideas on how we can better reach your community, please share them with the above address.

That depends on the bursary on offer. Certain partners will have their own restrictions, and ideal candidate profile in mind when giving out bursaries.

You’ll be able to see the qualifying requirements on all bursary posts whenever you take a look. Beyond the written requirements, there’s also a second set of requirements that you will face when applying on the form.

Should you not meet the form requirements, then you won’t be able to proceed with your application.

  • They are work-based learning programmes that, in the end, lead to an NQF registered qualification. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example, electrical engineering, call centre work, or project management.


Learnerships are managed by Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). They were introduced by the government to help skill learners and to prepare them for the workplace.

They provide an excellent opportunity to earn, learn, and gain work experience.

Yes, of course. You can apply for as many learnership or employment opportunities as you want. As long as you qualify for the minimum requirements, and meet the partner’s job spec.

Please note, though, that you can only accept one offer should it be that you are offered more than one learnership opportunity. The work is pretty intense, and can be overwhelming.

So this normally depends on the partner, and the government programme that this learnership is a part of. We can say though, that a lot of partners would prefer not to take someone who has already completed another learnership within the past 12 months.

Like we said, though, it all depends on the partner, and the criteria set out by the local government for that particular learnership slot.

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/

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:
https://knowledgetrust.org/education/job-prep-101-nano-course/
https://knowledgetrust.org/education/growth-mindset-nano-course/ 

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.

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.

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.

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