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.
Choose your career track
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.
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:
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.