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PYDA Youth Employability Programme: Student Applications 2022

Updated: Oct 15, 2022

PYDA ( develops young talent for employment in demand led sectors. We are inviting 50 youth to apply for the PYDA Youth Employability Programme. PYDA ( develops young talent for employment in demand led sectors. This unique programme is an employability programme that aims to help prepare N5, N6 and Diploma students and graduates for the world of work. The Academy is aware of the challenges experienced by this group of young South Africans in accessing internships and employment opportunities to complete their studies and to grow their careers. Most employers look for certain skills and qualities in employment candidates in addition to academic qualifications. These are known as employability skills and they may not be job-specific, but they play an important role in improving performance and value in the workplace. These skills can also have an impact on the ability to progress in a career. In this new programme, we focus on the employability skills needed to increase the chances of securing employment. This is a full time Programme that will run from 18 July to 30 November 2022. We are calling for applicants who are talented and committed and must be:

  • 18-25 years of age

  • South African

  • Unemployed or in casual employment

  • Able to demonstrate the commitment to bring about change

  • Able to communicate in English

  • Able to travel to Stellenbosch and surrounds daily

  • Able to demonstrate financial need

  • Able to prove you have passed N5 or N6 or Diploma

  • Need work integrated learning to complete N6 or Diploma

  • Historically disadvantaged

Please apply online: Applications close on 20 May 2022

Please upload or e-mail supporting documents. Our e-mail address is Supporting documents: ID, Proof of N5 or N6 (without Work Integrated Learning -WIL). For more information you can Whatsapp us on 0636126490, call us on 021 882 9273 or e-mail or visit our website on

PYDA Campus is based at PYDA Building C, Bergzicht, Du Toit Street (Off Bird Street), Stellenbosch.

PYDA programmes are custom-designed and combine industry specific technical skills, personal development, emotional intelligence, and work readiness skills. We offer blended adult learning that combines classroom, online and exposure learning as well as practical work experience. Only shortlisted applicants will be interviewed. Should you not receive a response by 30 June 2022, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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