Premier's Advancement of Youth (PAY) Project 2015

(Western Cape Government)

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Would you like to gain work experience in the public service? Then look no further than the Western Cape Government!

Our Premier's Advancement of Youth (PAY) programme will provide 750 Matrics from the class of 2014 with work and training from 7 April 2015 until 31 March 2016. 

Is this You?

  • You're between the ages of 18 and 24.
  • You've written and passed the National Senior Certificate (NSC) in 2014 in the Western Cape.
  • You're not going to study further in 2015.
  • You're a South African citizen, residing in the Western Cape.
  • You have no support network to help you make informed career choices.
  • You're not sure of your next step after school.
  • You're financially constrained.

If your answer is “yes” to all of the above, the PAY project is for you! It might lead to an opportunity for a bursary to study further in your field of interest, so be sure to apply online today.

To read more you can also download the Recruitment Guide

What Will You Achieve?

  • Work experience in the public sector.
  • Contactable references for your brand new CV.
  • A set of skills and experiences that will make you more marketable and employable.
  • A year in which to make informed career choices together with a network to back it up.

Make it Happen

  • Applications opened on Wednesday, 7 January 2015.
  • Apply online and complete the online application form.
  • You'll need to attach a scanned copy of your official Matric results to your online application.
  • You'll be asked to write a brief statement about yourself regarding your:
    • Key skills and abilities
    • Key achievements and experiences
    • Career objectives
  • Closing date for applications: Friday, 30 January 2015

Application Tips

  • If you don't have an e-mail address, create one at a free e-mail site like Gmail or Yahoo. You will need it to apply.
  • Before you can apply for the PAY project, you have to register on the jobs site.
  • Once you have registered successfully, you'll receive a username and password.
  • Use the username and password to login and complete the application.
  • Please save your username and password in a secure place so that you are able to access it should you need to.

We'll be verifying each applicant’s National Senior Certificate (NSC) results with the Western Cape Education Department.

Applicants will only be appointed once they have passed a security check, which includes having their fingerprints taken.

On-the-job Training Will be Provided in the Following Departments

How the PAY Project can Change Lives

Yanga Ndinisa PAY Project 2015
Yanga Ndinisa matriculated from Good Hope College in 2013 and is a current intern. He worked hard and was always in the top 10 of his class. This enabled him to get a bursary for every year of his studies at secondary school. 

Yanga learnt about the PAY project from the social worker when she came on her routine visit. She encouraged him to apply and he did.  He applied to the Department of Local Government because he is interested in uplifting his community and he thought this was the perfect platform to start off on. 

The programme offered Yanga a unique opportunity to learn new skills like IT which he lacked when he started. He also registered for the PAY skills training course which includes Office Management, Project Management and Written Communication. In addition, he enrolled for the Learner Licence Training. 

Yanga applied to the University of the Western Cape in July of this year and was accepted for Library and Information studies!

Read about his story

Find Out More in These PAY Programme Promotional Posters


PAY Project 2015 Afrikaans Flyer


PAY Project 2015 English Flyer


PAY Project 2015 isiXhosa Flyer

The content on this page was last updated on 16 January 2015