Internships work in securing jobs: iLIVE
Let us assume there are one million employers in South Africa, big and small. Let us also assume there are 500000 unemployed graduates who need work experience.
If half of the employers were to take one graduate each for experiential learning that would cut graduate unemployment to zero.
I have worked for a state-owned enterprise that takes on average 100 graduate interns a year. Almost half of them find employment before or after completing their internship programme.
This is happening without the youth wage subsidy. It is because of the commitment and the will of the leadership of the organisation to contribute to socio-economic development.