1 Year Work Experience for Employable, Empowered Youth
Our placement model is continuously expanding into new sectors. Our current partnerships allow us to offer our well-structured and tracked youth management programs into the education, SMME, automotive, IT and the green economy.
Since our inception in 2018, youth@WORK has placed over 6000 youth into workplace opportunities. Our experience in varying sectors enabled us to seamlessly pivot our delivery model and adapt to funder specific program requirements.
Research shows the Top 5 values held by young people are to:
Be financially secure
Continue to learn new skills
Maintain a positive attitude
Spend time with and contribute to family and friends
We have maintained consistent growth as an organisation allowing us to place 3500 youth annually, whist maintaining a high quality work experience program.
We achieve a 92% retention rate on youth placements and an average
YES scorecard rating of 84%.
EMPOWER YOUTH THROUGH WORK
Education | ICT | Automotive | Manufacturing | Green Economy
OUR VALUE PROPOSITION
youth@WORK is a 100% woman owned, Level 1 B-BBEE, Non-Profit Organisation (NPC) focused on youth employment now and in the future. Since 2018 we work closely with corporates to achieve their B-BBEE, SDG or ESG targets by hosting youth on the Youth Employment Program (YES). Together we provide youth with a supported meaningful year of work, creating opportunities for sustained employment beyond the program.
The YES program allows for versatility in many ways such as the type of jobs youth perform, the sectors they work in, and the qualifications youth hold when they enter and leave the YES program. youth@WORK's specialisation as an organisation is to manage this versatility at scale, whilst ensuring that every youth receives a quality work experience year.
Our business model is to utilise spend for youth placements in automotive, manufacturing, education, IT and the green economy. We place youth into host sites both in urban as well as rural settings nationally. We work with over 1300 small businesses who provide the daily supervision to eager participants. These relationships harnesses the power of collaboration to develop skills, knowledge, experience and opportunities for South African youth to remain meaningfully employed beyond the program.
We have seen the reciprocal value of assigning passionate, semi-skilled, resourceful, South African youth into schools or businesses.
HOW TO TAKE ACTION NOW
We partner with enterprises to
By funding YOUTH you are shaping and positively influencing the future of our country and the African continent, creating employment and stimulating SMME development in thriving communities.