Applications Open: Unemployed Youth Early Careers at Shoprite Group 2023

Applications Open: Unemployed Youth Early Careers at Shoprite Group 2023

The Shoprite Group currently invites unemployed and unskilled South African teenagers (ages 18 to 34) to apply for Early Careers at Shoprite Group specialized training and educational programs all year long.

With youth unemployment at a staggering 63.9%, the Group’s talent attraction and development strategy places a strong focus on offering early careers to unemployed youth. Upon successful completion of the programme, participants receive NQF-level 3 part-qualifications.


Company/Organisation(s): Shoprite Group, South Africa

Program Location: South Africa

Program Duration: 12 Month

Available Slot: Several

Basic Qualifications: Graduates

Nationality: African Nationalities

Unemployed Youth Early Careers at Shoprite | What to Expect

Through its Retail Readiness Programme, the Group has invested over R586 million into more than 32 000 learners since 2016. Arguably the largest and most successful skills development initiative undertaken by a South African retailer, the seven-week programme equips unemployed youth with the basic skills required to work in a retail environment or to start their own business.

As the highest impact employment creator in the YES Initiative, the Group has created 7 387 work opportunities for youth since 2018. YES learners receive 12 months on-the-job training at various in-store service departments, including the bakery, deli and fresh foods.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must the following eligibility conditions:

  • Applicants from South Africa
  • South African youth under 27 years
  • Applicants must be talented and open to learn more
  • Applicants must have communication skills

Also Apply: The World Bank Global Secondment Program for Young Professionals

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: To apply for Unemployed Youth Early Careers at Shoprite Group and one of the Group’s youth development programmes:

Shoprite Group’s Youth Opportunities are available on the web page for more information.

Application Deadline: Not Specified

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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