The Department of Basic Education has announced that it is recruiting young people between 18-35 as part of the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) until 3 October 2021.
No prior training in education is needed and young people with disabilities are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will receive the necessary training, which will help them grow in various skills that could equip them for future employment opportunities.
Successful candidates will be placed in schools for five months (starting from 1 November 2021 – 31 March 2022) in either of the following roles:
• Education Assistant – Curriculum
• Education Assistant – ICT/e-Cadres
• Education Assistant – Reading Champions
• General School Assistant – Child & Youth Care Worker
• General School Assistant – Handyman (no matric required)
• General School Assistant – Sports and Enrichment Agent (no matric required)
The BEEI is part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus, which was created to help alleviate the economic effects of the pandemic. The first phase saw about 300 000 young people participate in this employment opportunity.
“Youth between the ages of 18 and 35, who are currently neither in education/training nor receiving any form of a government grant, as well as young people with disability and women, are eligible and encouraged to apply for this enriching experience,” the department said.
To qualify as an Education Assistant, they must have passed matric English, while an NQF Level 4, 6 and 7 qualification certificate will be an added advantage.
However, for placement as a General School Assistant, a matric certificate is not required for Infrastructure Support and Sports and Enrichment Agents, although Trade Certificates will be an added advantage.
“To work in the education environment, you must have a good ability to work with people and within groups, have good communication skills and be a good listener and have interest in academics,” the department said.
The department said that no walk-ins would be allowed in schools due to COVID-19 restrictions. Therefore applicants must submit their applications online.
Those who are selected for shortlisting will be required to prepare the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Testimonials (former school, local chief, church leader, etc.)
- Police clearance certificates
- Affidavit/Declaration by the applicant stating they have no criminal record while awaiting the Police clearance
- Certified qualifications such as Matric, (where applicable: NQF Level 4 qualification certificate, for
- Education Assistant applicants with NQF level 6 and 7 an added advantage)
- Certified copy of identity document/ passport
Also, please refer to the ‘Basic Education Employment Initiative’ Facebook page for regular updates.
For updates on the BEEI Phase II, applicants can follow these platforms: SA Youth – sayouth.mobi – for applications, Twitter: @DBE_BEEI https://twitter.com/DBE_BEEI and Facebook: Basic Education Employment Initiative https://www.facebook.com/phase2beei. – SAnews.gov.za