Every day we are finding ways
to create work experiences for you.

We understand you, we see your potential – we will find pathways for you. We will equip, empower and enable you through your YES journey.

How does it work? - Your YES Journey

What to expect

Start

To be considered for work experience placements please register your details with YES. We will email you to confirm your registration. We will then send emails with updates. Start by registering here

Get ready

We are working hard to build work experience placements. This will take some time. While we’re working hard, we’d like you to work hard too. Complete the work readiness training modules online to get ready for your YES journey. Access the work readiness modules here

Selection

This part is up to you! YES is working hard to find work experiences for young people. We are going to consider everyone in the area with matching skills. You will be called to an interview by the employer, remember that to get the job you need to put your best foot forward. So dress as smart as you can, speak with confidence, make eye contact and smile.

Offer

Awesome! If you are shortlisted, interviewed and selected by the employer, you’ll be sent an offer for the work experience placement. If you decide to take the placement, you’ll sign a contract with the business that you will be working for.

At work

Now you are on your way! When you start your placement, you will be given a smartphone. Along with your work duties, you will also need to fill in surveys on the YES app. When you complete your work experience, you will leave with new skills, an updated CV and a reference letter – all of this helps you find your next job!

Work Readiness Modules

Hot Tips

#Know yourself

Know yourself

Spend some time thinking about who you are. What are you good at? What are you interested in? Ask friends and family what you’re good at. This will help you work out what kind of job is right for you.

#Think outside the box

Think outside the box

You don’t need to have worked in a formal job to have gained experience and skills. Playing team sports like soccer mean you have teamwork skills. Helping take care of children in the family means that you have learnt how to be responsible and develop childcare skills. Think about all the things you’ve done in your life and what you’ve learnt from these things.

#Invest time

Invest time in putting together a great CV

Your CV is the first thing a potential employer will see. It’s worth putting time and effort into writing a great CV for job applications.

#Ask for help

Ask for help when you need it

Speak to friends and family members. If they are working – find out how they found their job and ask for advice on how to find a job. If you’re struggling to find a job, you can also just ask for support and motivation while you try to find one!

More on YES

Why does YES exist?

We understand that youth employment is important for our country’s economic future. That is why our focus is on finding ways to solve unemployment in innovative ways that connects business, government and youth.

Does YES give youth jobs?

At YES, we are driven by business and fully supported by Government and labour. Enabling companies & communities to create one million opportunities over time. Equipping youth with a toolkit to make a life and be the someone they have the potential to be.

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Don’t fit the YES profile?

Giraffe is a FREE service that helps all jobseekers find work- regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, work experience or qualifications. If you don’t qualify for YES work placement, or if you’re interested in other opportunities, click on the link below and follow the instructions. www.giraffe.co.za/yes

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