Premier's Advancement of Youth (PAY) Project 2015

(Western Cape Government)

Interested to gain work experience in the public service?

Then look no further! Apply for our Premier's Advancement of Youth (PAY) programme and we can make gaining work experience in the Public Service Better Together.

The PAY project will provide 750 Matrics from the class of 2014 with work and training beginning 7 April 2015 until 31 March 2016. 

Is This You?

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

If your answer is “yes” to all of the above, the PAY project is for you! To read more you can download the Recruitment Guide

Success Story

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 performing 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. 
Read more about his story here. 

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

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 open on Wednesday, 7 January 2015.
  • To apply, go to and complete the online application form.
  • You will need to attach a copy of your official Matric results to your online application.
  • You will 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 do not have an e-mail address, create one immediately. You will need it to apply.
  • You have to register on the site before you can apply for the PAY project.
  • Once you have registered successfully, you will receive a username and password.
  • You must 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.

The Western Cape Government has the right to verify each applicant’s National Senior Certificate 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.

The content on this page was last updated on 28 November 2014