Helping young people get started in telecoms in South Africa

Helping young people get started in telecoms in South Africa

South Africa’s persistently high unemployment rate has a particularly negative impact on young people, with 54% of under-25s unemployed.

We have developed a one-year Vodacom Learnership programme that consists of classroom-based learning and on-the-job training at the offices and stores of our South Africa-based subsidiary, Vodacom Group.

The Vodacom Learnership programme covers all aspects of operations, including business administration, marketing, finance, retail and project management. Vodacom provides a monthly stipend to students enrolled on the programme to enable participation by young people from all backgrounds. On completion, learners are either offered a permanent position with Vodacom or return to the job market with new and improved skills and capabilities.