There may be fake websites looking to steal your details when applying for the latest employment opportunity at the Education Department. Applicants are urged to be cautious and only apply through the website recommended by the department.
The Department of Basic Education is calling on applicants of the Basic Education Employment Initiative to be aware of fake websites that may mislead you into giving them your personal details.
The department said that it has noted that there are 3rd party sites that are taking advantage of the application process and misleading applicants into giving them their personal information.
The Basic Education Department recently opened phase two of its Basic Education Employment Initiative on Monday.
The recruitment drive aims to provide 287 000 unemployed youth aged between 18 and 35 with employment and training opportunities in the education sector.
The Department’s spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says that the initiative is aimed at providing the youth with the opportunity to receive training in a variety of skillsets.
The primary focus is placed on Information and communications technology (ICT) skills
We have a subprogram there called E-Cadres and these are young people who are tech-savvy and are able to provide ICT support to schools. We also have another one called YouthCare, a program that is also meant for young people who are interested in that area of work.
Additionally, there are also opportunities for general assistants who will be responsible for maintenance duties such as fixing plumbing issues or fixing broken windows as well as painting.
Mhlanga adds that although the program will span over five months, the long term benefit is that candidates will have gained enough skills to pursue other opportunities.
He also points out that some of the first phase candidates with teaching qualifications ended up being hired by the schools through which they did the programme.
Basic Education Employment Initiative will run from November to March next year.