SAYouth is a free and zero-rated national platform that connects talented and engaged work seekers to various opportunities including – YES, Full-time jobs, Part-time jobs, learnerships, volunteering and learning opportunities.
This platform transforms the work seeking experience of young South Africans from being complicated and costly to one which is accessible and less expensive.
SA Youth is supported by the Presidency, Yes4Youth, National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator as part of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention.
SA Youth has multiple channels including:
- Free mobi site which is the entry point for work seekers looking for learning and earning opportunities
- An outbound line that welcomes youth to the network and provides support and guidance on skills development
- A toll free line to support youth through their work-seeking journey
- A whatsapp chatbot with activities and challenges for youth looking to start or grow their hustle
What to expect
Work Readiness Modules
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
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.
#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.
#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!
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?
YES is fully focused on collaborating with business to create quality work experiences for youth. Recruitment of youth into the work experiences YES and its corporate clients create, is handled by YES-affiliated implementation partners and employers. Our goal is to create thousands of work experiences for youth. We aim to equip youth with a toolkit to make a life and be the someone they have the potential to be.
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
Do you have a LinkedIn profile?
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Supervisor App FAQs
- What will happen to my data from previous engagement and app?
All data and previous engagement have been migrated to the new platform. Surveys completed in the previous app will be available on the new supervisor platform. If a supervisor were in the middle of completing a survey in the old platform, their survey questions would remain in the older survey version. All new surveys undertaken in the new platform have been reduced and made shorter.
- My youth allocation and surveys aren’t available; how can this be resolved?
We understand that during the migration to the new platform, there might be misalignment between youth allocated to the supervisor and surveys not readily available, if youth assigned is incorrect or surveys are not available. Please contact your YES programme manager or person responsible for overseeing the YES programme and ask whether your details have been correctly captured on the youth uploader. Furthermore, please email a copy of the youth uploader, company information and your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will urgently resolve this with our developers on the backend.
- I have never engaged or done a survey; can I continue?
Yes, even if it is your first time logging into the platform or you are engaging for the first time. All surveys for youth are retroactively available.
- I’m a new supervisor, and a previous supervisor completed or was engaging on the surveys – does this effect the youth surveys?
All youth surveys use a unique identifier to keep track of surveys completed. If a previous supervisor had engaged, you can continue where they left off. As long as the information of the new supervisor is updated on the youth uploader, the allocation will be correct, and surveys completed, and outstanding are matched to the youth.
- What will happen to my old supervisor app?
We will phase out access to the old supervisor app by the end of October 2021. All supervisors need to engage on the old app. If they log into the new app, they will be reminded of the email sent inviting them to the new platform to start engaging
- When will Android and iOS be available?
As of 30 September 2021, YES has applied for a new supervisor app on iOS and Android. The approval process takes roughly 21 days, and we expect the app version to be available on the respective platforms by the November 2021. Supervisors can engage using a web or mobile browser whilst YES awaits approval.
- I’m using Huawei and have a different operating system. Will the supervisor app be available on Huawei?
We are trying to understand the number of supervisors that require access to the app on Huawei. YES is investigating the use case for the platform and necessary information needed to make the app available on Huawei operating system. Please send a request to email@example.com if you are a Huawei user.
- I’m struggling to navigate the platform; how can I get a user guide?
We are currently putting together a user guide and manual for the new supervisor platform. New features are going into the build-in in October 2021. The user guide will be available in November 2021.
- Is there onboarding for supervisors?
All new programmes starting from 1 October 2021 will be onboarded to the new supervisor platform.
During October, YES will be running open sessions (Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00) to assist supervisors in navigating the platform and help address any issues or challenges. To book a session, please book online at: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/OffboardingInduction@yes4youth.co.za/bookings/s/4XsHvesI5UKzFw5KH362uQ2.