YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME

The Internship Programme launched August 2015 selecting unemployed youth between the ages of 18 – 22 for profiling and placement within an owner-managed business over a period of 6 months. Aiming to achieve employment for the unemployable in a South Africa that was discovered to have a 54.2% youth unemployment rate.

Since the pilot of the grassroots internship programme, the Foundation has placed 22 eligible candidates with the following impactful statistics:

  • 77% were offered permanent employment after internship
  • Pre Covid-2019: 65% Permanently employed
  • Present Day: 27% Permanently employed

If you want to apply for an internship opportunity click here

BENEFICIARY PROFILE
Matriculants between the ages of 18 – 22 who are currently unemployed with no recognized work experience or having difficulty accessing funding for tertiary education.

PROGRAMME BENEFITS

  • Work experience
  • Skills Development
  • The opportunity to impress participating businesses for permanent employment
  • The opportunity to be exposed to a variety of business environments
  • Uncover potential for preferred career choice
  • Comprehensive reference report

 

WHAT THE INTERNS HAVE TO SAY

I definitely would consider participating for another 6 months and recommend friends and family to join the programme because the programme opens up opportunities as it exposes you to working world without experience and you get to learn a lot, it however brought a lot of change in my life personally as you get to grow personally.

Tumelo Monama
Date completed 31 January 2019

I do believe that this internship programme does develop one in many ways and that the time of this programme is sufficient for one to learn everything that they need to know, develop themselves in all aspects. I, for one, have developed in many aspects: Personally, Spiritually and Mentally.

Ziyanda Macoli
Date Completed 29 January 2016

The Gryphon Enterprise Development together with The Mufasa Coaching Practice has given me an exciting and important opportunity through this Internship Programme.
It is exactly what I needed in my life. It is not just programme; it is a step by step guide to what you can expect in the working environment and how to deal with everything in that journey. I loved it.

Dumisani Spambo
Date completed 10 November 2017 

Through the internship programme you don’t only get an opportunity for employment but also find yourself as a person, what and how to deal with things that you face in your everyday life.
I would refer friends and family to come and learn and also gain experience on things they have never done before.

Amos Mogoru
Date completed 10 August 2018

The internship programme was particularly good, I enjoyed it. I would participate on another 6 months because I have learnt a lot more through it. It gives people job experience and it makes sure that you gain something out it. E.g. experience and stipend.

Sifiso Mathonsi
Date completed 14 May 2018

The programme gave me the chance to show my potential and build my career record.

Kgaogelo Moteni
Date completed 30 June 2017

TESTIMONIAL VIDEOS

DO YOU WANT TO APPLY?

Do you have matric,  are between the ages of 18 and 22 and are currently unemployed?
Do you think you have what it takes to become an intern?
Then don’t waste any more time and apply!

WAYS TO DONATE

Any donation today will support our vision:

  • To create permanent employment for 100 000 youth by 2030
  • To raise the average household income in our target communities to a minimum of R17 000 per month by:
    -   Growing local economies through SME sustainability, growth and resilience
    -   Sponsoring programmes that foster interdependent business communities that co-create strategies for success.

MORE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Become a participating company

As an SME you have the opportunity to help a profiled candidate intern gain work experience within your business over a period of 6 months. To see if you are eligible for having one our interns placed in your growing company see the criteria in the application form.

Sponsor an Intern

With just a small donation  you can contribute towards the costs of the 6-month internship programme for one unemployed youth in eligible SMEs.

Become a candidate for Internship

The Gryphon Foundation aims to create permanent employment for 100 000 youth by 2030.  If your application is successful, your name will be added to a database of eligible candidates for a sponsored 6-month internship within a local enterprise.  The information you provide is private and confidential.   If you are still interested, start your journey today by filling in the online application form.

Form part of the Gryphon Foundation

Volunteer and join a cohort of coaches, mentors, counsellors, and consultants to offer support to our targeted beneficiaries. If you are passionate about making a difference towards building a thriving economy fill in an online application form.

Become a participating company

As an SME you have the opportunity to help a profiled candidate intern gain work experience within your business over period of 6 months. To see if you are eligible for having one our interns placed in your growing company see the criteria in the application form.

Sponsor an intern

With just a small donation  you can contribute towards the costs of the 6-month internship programme for one unemployed youth in eligible SMEs.

Become a candidate for Internship

The Gryphon Foundation aims to create permanent employment for 100 000 youth by 2030.  If your application is successful, your name will be added to a database of eligible candidates for a sponsored 6-month internship within a local enterprise.  The information you provide is private and confidential.   If you are still interested, start your journey today by filling in the online application form.

 

 

Form part of the gryphon institute

Volunteer and join a cohort of coaches, mentors, counsellors, and consultants to offer support to our targeted beneficiaries. If you are passionate about making a difference towards building a thriving economy fill in an online application form.