Umuzi's learnership program supports talented young people access high-value careers. 

What makes Umuzi different? We are...

  • Career focused: over 80% of our alumni are in top tech and creative careers.

  • Demand-driven: we focus on the most in-demand high-value digital skills.

  • Practical: we believe in on-the-job training. We learn technical, conceptual and professional skills by building great products, not by studying theory.

  • Collaborative: everyone chooses a speciality and works in cross-functional product teams creating value together.

  • Accredited: by MICT with a National Certificate qualification.

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Choose your career track

 Yesterday it was smartphones, today smartwatches, tomorrow smart-eyes, -ears, -and connected minds. Where ever you look, technology is integrating into our lives, and our bodies. Our world is connecting physically, digitally, and biologically. Coders are the master builders of this brave new, interconnected world.

Yesterday it was smartphones, today smartwatches, tomorrow smart-eyes, -ears, -and connected minds. Where ever you look, technology is integrating into our lives, and our bodies. Our world is connecting physically, digitally, and biologically. Coders are the master builders of this brave new, interconnected world.

 Copy may be writing, but copywriting isn’t just about words. It’s about playing with ideas. Whether it’s the words its the words that get website visitors to take action or the inauguration speech for a president, copywriters create meaning, deliver a message, and call an audience to action.

Copy may be writing, but copywriting isn’t just about words. It’s about playing with ideas. Whether it’s the words its the words that get website visitors to take action or the inauguration speech for a president, copywriters create meaning, deliver a message, and call an audience to action.

 Data Science is the job of the future. Using computer science and applied statistics, data scientists find valuable patterns where other people just see noise. It’s a rare combination of interesting challenges and high-value opportunities. Data skills are a superpower, and with great power comes great job responsibilities.

Data Science is the job of the future. Using computer science and applied statistics, data scientists find valuable patterns where other people just see noise. It’s a rare combination of interesting challenges and high-value opportunities. Data skills are a superpower, and with great power comes great job responsibilities.

 Design is not a visual art, we believe it's a collaborative process. We solve problems by understanding our users and working with them to prototype and test the best solutions. Whether your interest is in user experience and interfaces, graphical, or motion design, if you can imagine it, you can design it at Umuzi.

Design is not a visual art, we believe it's a collaborative process. We solve problems by understanding our users and working with them to prototype and test the best solutions. Whether your interest is in user experience and interfaces, graphical, or motion design, if you can imagine it, you can design it at Umuzi.

 The world is becoming more complicated and interconnected. To thrive, every organisation needs to be more strategic and human-centered. In our strategy department, we develop business analysts and future product owners with a focus in digital strategy and user experience design.

The world is becoming more complicated and interconnected. To thrive, every organisation needs to be more strategic and human-centered. In our strategy department, we develop business analysts and future product owners with a focus in digital strategy and user experience design.

 Whether you’re sitting around a fire or watching the latest Hollywood 3D blockbuster, storytelling is a powerful means of communication. The skill of storytelling is increasingly in demand as organisations realise its power to connect and communicate.  Today’s storytellers play with a variety of mediums from video, motion graphics, animation, and even interactive games, to develop rich, focused narratives.

Whether you’re sitting around a fire or watching the latest Hollywood 3D blockbuster, storytelling is a powerful means of communication. The skill of storytelling is increasingly in demand as organisations realise its power to connect and communicate.

Today’s storytellers play with a variety of mediums from video, motion graphics, animation, and even interactive games, to develop rich, focused narratives.

 

Apply: Umuzi Online Learning

Start your journey to a high-value career with Umuzi Online Learning. We assess your skills through real work. If we believe you’ve got what it takes, we’ll invite you to our bootcamp. We take applicants from all over South Africa. If you're successful in our online learning, we'll help you to get to our studios in Jo'burg to continue your journey.

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Not from Joburg? Umuzi's housing programme has you covered

We know there are talented young people all over South Africa, so if you're successful in our online learning, we'll help you to get to Jo'burg and even offer you housing, close to our studio. Learn more about our subsidised Housing Programme.

Bootcamp: Compete for a full-time learnership position (±2 weeks)

You’ve proven your skills, now we’d like to get to know the person behind those skills. We invite you to join us in person for two weeks of intensive upskilling at Umuzi. We will put you through a series of challenges and assessments in your chosen career track. Are you open minded, driven and empathetic? … we want you!

If you’re ready to go the distance, we will offer you a full-time learnership at Umuzi.

#MakeUmuziBetter: Start with Human-Centred Design (±3 weeks)

At Umuzi, our philosophy is to send recruits into the job market who are not only upskilled and ready to take on jobs of the future, but also strong critical thinkers and problem solvers. As a new recruit at Umuzi, you will spend your first few weeks learning the art of Human-Centered Design. We will teach you how to identify, ideate, prototype and implement real-life solutions to everyday problems faced by our community.

 
 

Crash Course: Develop digital skills (±2 months)

Develop your digital skills and go deeper with Human-Centred Design by making something real and see it go live:

  • Coding and Data: make your first app, a mobile game with a social purpose

  • Content Production: create content and publish it on Umuzi’s ez’ntwsembu platform

  • User Experience: conduct your first user-experience consulting project

Join a Product Team: Build a real product, with a team (±6 months)

Once you’ve gotten a handle on the technical skills and our processes, it’s time to take on more responsibility and join an Umuzi Product Team. Every part of Umuzi is run by a Product Team. Here you will work with a team, diverse in skills and experience, lead by an experienced Umuzi manager.

Our current Product Teams include:

 A content collaboration platform for recruits that explores topics from a creative perspective. Some of these topics include Art, Gaming, Fashion and Market Insights to understand what’s trending right now.

A content collaboration platform for recruits that explores topics from a creative perspective. Some of these topics include Art, Gaming, Fashion and Market Insights to understand what’s trending right now.

 Urban Muthi digs deep into urban culture to offer a healthy dose of entertaining and educational VLOG content.

Urban Muthi digs deep into urban culture to offer a healthy dose of entertaining and educational VLOG content.

 We develop authentic South African short films. Our highly talented recruits work together to conceptualise, design, script, produce and edit our short films.

We develop authentic South African short films. Our highly talented recruits work together to conceptualise, design, script, produce and edit our short films.

 Umuzi’s Agency offers clients Production Services and access to Umuzi’s unique, local Stock Library. Our agency is staffed by Umuzi alumni who use their lived experience to help our clients tell authentic stories.

Umuzi’s Agency offers clients Production Services and access to Umuzi’s unique, local Stock Library. Our agency is staffed by Umuzi alumni who use their lived experience to help our clients tell authentic stories.

Work Experience: Prove you are industry-ready (±3 months)

We partner with industry leaders to offer Umuzi recruits work experience at top employers. This is your chance to put into practice everything you’ve learned at Umuzi, and nab a high-value job.

These are some of the amazing companies you could work for:

High-value careers: Take the Tech and Creative industries by storm!

Our recruits’ success speaks for itself: over 80% of our recruits convert their work experience into high-value careers at leading employers. But that’s not the end! We believe in the power of community. Umuzi Plug is our own recruitment agency which keeps in touch with our alumni, supporting them to manage their careers and reach their full potential.