Basic Education Youth Employment Initiative 2023-2024

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Basic Education Youth Employment Initiative 2023-2024

 Department Of Basic Education Youth Employment Initiative 2023-2024

 Department Of Basic Education Youth Employment

Youth Employment Initiative in Basic Education: Department of Basic Education Unemployed youngsters are encouraged to apply for Education Assistant placement as part of the Basic Education Employment Initiative’s Phase II. According to the Department of Basic Education, Phase II of the Basic Education Employment Initiative for 2023 will begin on September 27 and expire on October 3, 2022.

The department aims to provide 287, 000 unemployed young people, (+/-192, 000 Education Assistants and +/- 95, 000 General School Assistants), with employment and training opportunities in the education sector as part of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI)-Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), which is part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES).

Young individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 who are not already engaged in school or training or receiving government support, as well as young people with disabilities and women, are all encouraged to apply for this valuable experience. Candidates who are selected for placement will be trained in a range of areas in order to prepare them for future employment opportunities.

All successful candidates will be placed in schools for a five-month period from November 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023, to pursue the following opportunities:

  • Education Assistant – Curriculum
  • Education Assistant – ICT/e-Cadres
  • Education Assistant – Reading Champions
  • General School Assistant – Child & Youth Care Worker
  • General School Assistant – Handyman (no matric required)
  • General School Assistant – Sports and Enrichment Agent (no matric required)

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You must have a matric English certificate as well as an NQF Level 4, 6, or 7 qualification certificate to work as an Education Assistant.  Although a matric qualification is not required for employment as a General School Assistant, it will be beneficial for Infrastructure support and Sports and Enrichment Agents.

You must be able to work effectively with individuals and in groups, have outstanding communication skills, be a good listener, and have a strong interest in academics to work in the education profession.

How to Apply for Basic Education Youth Employment Initiative 2023-2024

In order to apply for the placement, all applicants should follow the steps below:

  • Visit
  • Create a profile
  • Submit your application online

Please Note: There will be no walk-in applications due to COVID-19 regulations.

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If you receive notification that you have been selected for shortlisting, you must prepare the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Testimonials (former school, the local chief, church leader, etc)
  • Police clearance certificates
  • Affidavit/Declaration by the applicant stating he/she has no criminal record while awaiting the Police clearance
  • Certified qualifications such as Matric, (where applicable: NQF Level 4 qualification certificate, for Education Assistant applicants with NQF level 6 and 7 an added advantage)
  • Certified copy of identity document/ passport

Basic Education Youth Employment Initiative 2023-2024

The following platforms are important to follow for updates on BEEI Phase II: SA Youth – – for applications
Twitter: @DBE_BEEI is external)
Facebook: Basic Education Employment Initiative


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