Career Guidance

The HW-Careers portal is your one-stop-shop for career guidance and insight and offers a wide range of resources that will help you to identify your career goals, plan your career pathways, and establish your professional journey.

School

Choosing The Right Subjects

There is no magic formula, what is important though is that at the start of Grade 9 (even during Grade 8), you start thinking about possible career choices.

Study

Most higher education institutions close new applications in August annually for learners applying for admission for the following year, while others close as early as May. Be sure to check what the closing dates for application are at the institution where you plan to study. Ensure that you meet the requirements before applying; obtain the application form and complete it fully; supply either or both of your Grade 11 final results and your Grade 12 June results; and pay an application fee that is usually non-refundable.

TVET Colleges

The training prgrammes provided at TVET colleges are aimed at developing vocational skills that are needed in the South African economy. There are currently 50 public colleges, with 264 learning campuses across the country able to cater for approximately 650 000 students.

Universities & Technical Universities

In addition to the option of attending a TVET college, there are 26 Universities, Universities of Technology and comprehensive Universities in South Africa. Spaces to study at these post-school learning institutions are limited and competition is tough.

Bursaries

Many people would like to further their studies but cannot afford to do so. Government is making strides in providing greater access to funding for deserving learners who would like to continue learning.

Learnerships

Here are a few useful tips to guide you along the way as the main principles of applying for a job remain the same.

Funding Options

Many people would like to further their studies but cannot afford to do so. Government is making strides in providing greater access to funding for deserving learners who would like to continue learning.

Recongnised Qualifications

Degree? Undergrad studies? Postgrad studies? NQF Level? Diploma? Pretty confusing? It is! But once again, research is important.

Gain Experience

Community Service

Here are a few useful tips to guide you along the way as the main principles of applying for a job remain the same.

Internships

An internship may be defined as career-specific work experience that one undertakes either during and/or after one’s studies in order to gain practical experience in one’s chosen career.

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is an experience where you get to learn about a specific job by shadowing a a competent worker on a typical workday

Employment

Applying For A Job

Here are a few useful tips to guide you along the way as the main principles of applying for a job remain the same.

Interview Preparation

You may be scared, you may be excited and you may be eager for the interview, but you must remember that there are a number of aspects that need to be addressed before you step foot into the office.

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