Secretarial Trainee Learnership Opportunity at Adams and Adams

Closing Date 01 December 2021

 

The Academy was started in the year 2000 with the aim to train previously disadvantaged individuals as secretaries. The academy is accredited by the Services SETA under registration number 12842, for the Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services qualification (SAQA ID 61595 LP35928) on NQF Level 4. Although the structure of the course has changed since its inception, the aim is still to provide the best possible training to enable these candidates to be immediately employable at the end of the training in any secretarial position. Only twelve candidates are selected annually after passing a thorough computer, keyboarding and linguistic skills test. Anyone from a previously disadvantaged background who is interested in becoming a secretary in the legal environment, specifically intellectual property.

 

How do we do it?

The course runs for a period of one year from 1 March to 28 February the next year, with a mid-year exam and a stringent final exam. Practical training takes place in all of the following departments: Patents, Trade Marks, Commercial and Conveyancing .

During the first 5-6 months typing/keyboarding skills are developed, with an introduction to the legal environment and working life in general. Only those trainees who have excelled during this phase will be able to continue with Phase II, which is more advanced and prepares the trainees for the work environment, concentrating on typing speed, advanced audio typing, spreadsheets and presentations, as well as other essential secretarial skills, such as proficient note-taking, writing letters and memos, taking initiative and responsibility, and preparing all kinds of relevant correspondence.

The best student on the course receives an accolade for performing well academically,  and for excelling in all areas of the training. By portraying a positive attitude, this student contributes to enhancing the image of Adams & Adams.

 

What is the content of the course?

• Computyping (including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint skills)

• Typing speed (goal is 60 wpm),

• Audio Typing

• Basic Accounting

• Legal Theory

• Basic English – writing, reading, comprehension and advanced spelling

• Written and spoken English for business purposes

• Professional image and grooming

• Telephone etiquette

• Time management

• Financial planning

• Life skills

• Practical training – administrative and secretarial

 

Business Administration Services Qualification (learnership):

Module 1: Administration processes

Module 2: Information and communication

Module 3: Work in an office

Module 4: Problem solving and admin

Module 5: Teamwork

 

Requirements

• Aged between 18 and 30 years

• Matric certificate with Computer Applications Technologies; or

• A post matric qualification with Typing or Keyboarding and MS Office applications, with a minimum of 25 wpm

• Fluency in English – both written and verbal skills are important; a C-symbol (between 60% and 69%) is advantageous

• Willingness to work hard and learn everything you can

 

What does it cost?

Trainees receive the training at no cost to themselves and will receive a stipend for participating in the learnership. All we require is a willingness to be trained and be prepared to work under pressure for the duration of the course.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN BETWEEN 01 OCTOBER AND 01 DECEMBER ONLY FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR’S COURSE. THE ADVERTISEMENT MAY BE WITHDRAWN AT ANY TIME.

 

Please be advised that this is a 12-month full-time “hands-on” course and can be very demanding both mentally and physically.

Location: Pretoria

 

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