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

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
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Contact us at 0876540878 should you need assistance

What to expect


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

Building work experience placements takes time. While we’re working hard to do so, we’d like you to work hard too. Complete the available work readiness modules online to get ready for your YES journey. Access the work readiness modules by downloading the toolkits below.


This part is up to you. YES, it's clients and partners consider everyone in the area with matching skills. You may be called in for 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.


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

Know yourself first

This toolkit is designed to help you get to know yourself better. Yes, you read that right. You are going to dig deep, and spend some time discovering WHO YOU REALLY ARE…

Identify yourself

Listing our skills in a CV can seem scary. A lot of the time, we don’t even know how many skills we have! This activity will help you identify your skills.

Step by step CV Prep

This toolkit is designed to help you setup your CV in a step by step approach

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

#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.

#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.

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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.

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YES Community Hubs

Find our Hubs in your community, access training, skills development, WIFI and more. Nearly 100 more Hubs coming to communities throughout South Africa.

Read about the YES Hubs

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?

LinkedIn has become an essential personal branding tool. It has never been more important to build and maintain a good LinkedIn profile as the first step in making yourself more marketable for businesses.
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