Foundation For Professional Development Internship 2022-2023
University Graduate Internship
Work Experience Internships
FET Graduate Internship Programme
FPD received funding from HWSETA to establish the Work Experience Internship for FET Graduates in 2014.
With this funding, FPD has placed Over 200 Tvet interns within FPD and partner health districts for a 12 months’ work experience internship.
This opportunity entails the provision of work experience in various fields such as Information Technology, Finance and Office Administration. We hope to mentor and coach these 56-young people and ensure that their level of knowledge and experience improves in the duration of the Internship.
The FPD SHIPS Department was established in 2012 to draw from the expertise developed by FPD through the PEPFAR Fellowship Programme in successfully transitioning students from academia to the workplace.
The Department has designed a number of programmes designed to hone the skills of postgraduate students, graduate students as well as school-leavers to enhance their employability through work experience opportunities by placing them with FPD, PEPFAR partners and the public and private sector institutions.
The Pharmacy Assistant Learnership Programme was established in 2009, to date, this programme has supported over 2 849 learners at both basic and post-basic levels. Currently, the post-learnership employment rate is at 75% for the Pharmacy Assistant programme, with demand for qualified students at the Post-Basic level exceeding the number of trained students.
In 2017, SHIPS introduced a new Learnership for disabled learners in Business Administration. Various private sector partners fund this learnership that aims to alleviate poverty among our disabled youth, by improving their employability through learnership opportunities. To date, we have successfully trained 481 learners, and currently have more than 64 learners’ enrolled in the business administration learnership.
- HWSETA University Graduate Internship
- HWSETA FET/TVET Graduate Internship
- University Graduate Internship – 25 interns placed
- FET/TVET Graduate Internship – 31 interns placed
These two programmes aim to bridge the theoretical and practical aspects of newly qualified graduates, thus making the transition from classroom to work easier through supervised work environment exposure. These two programmes cater for youth candidates who have completed either a University degree or a registered FET/TVET qualification.