- The South African Police Force has published information on their internship programme for unemployed graduates
- The purpose of the programme is to help unemployed graduates gain workplace experience which would help them find employment in the future
- The programme is not a trainee recruitment drive, police training has been suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic
The South African Police Service has published an offer on Facebook calling on unemployed graduates to take part in a 12-month internship programme.
The purpose of the programme is to give unemployed graduates workplace experience which would help them secure a job in the future.
The post was very clear that this is not a recruitment drive for police trainees, and this was an effort to help unemployed graduates improve their future employment progress.
Trainee recruitment had been suspended due to Covid-19:
"The basic training of new recruits involves extensive physical contact and with the current Covid-19 restrictions in place, it will not be possible in the current climate to subject new recruits to the basic training curriculum without increasing the risk of exposing them to being infected with Covid-19."
South Africans reacted to the post:
"Sometimes we need to be fair in terms of work opportunity, yes the 12 months its better than nothing but a concern is that you will teach them how saps operate as according to post then after where are they going to use the system of thy acquired during internship because there are differences between Gov department and other institution...take member maybe fr 3 years contract."
"My dear SA friends I do hereby encourage you to use every opportunity that may arise. We need to defeat this unemployment crisis amidst us."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that a young man recently took the time out to share some job hunting advice with the world. Taking to Twitter, Koshiek Karan with the Twitter handle @iamkoshiek advised that people should humble themselves and speak with respect to everyone in an association with the same amount of respect.
"People with the biggest potential to change your life aren't the guys in fancy suits holding self-important titles. It's the person at the front desk, the barista, the person next to you on a plane, someone you meet at a party. Everyone has something important to offer.
"In a boardroom always look for the guy with the ugliest oversized jersey, dad sneakers & baggy jeans to know who owns the company. The guys in sharp bespoke cotton suits & Ferragamo ties probably work for him as advisors," he wrote in the insightful tweet.
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