Want to learn sought-after industry
skills and gain work experience for
a career in retail?

Prefessional Retail Programme tick

The JumpStart Retail Frontline Programme upskills youth to become workplace ready for starter
and entry-level retail positions in stores. While a job isn’t guaranteed, you gain credible work
readiness experience that retail employers are looking for. Applications re-open March 2022.

Do you meet the requirements?

  • Matriculated

  • 18-33 years old

  • Unemployed South African citizen

  • No criminal record

  • COVID-19 vaccine certificate

What you’ll gain

  • Certificates to add to your CV

  • Valuable life skills

  • Work experience in a retail store

  • Become workplace ready for entry-level retail positions

Before you apply, please note

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is a mandatory safety requirement. It is required in order to be accepted by this programme and to gain employment at our employer partners.

Start your journey

The JumpStart Retail Frontline Programme upskills youth to become workplace ready for starter
and entry-level retail positions in stores. While a job isn’t guaranteed, you can gain credible work
readiness experience that retail employers are looking for if successful.

Apply here

FAQs for JumpStart Alumni

An online life skills course, two days of in-person training and interviews, and one week of hands-on work experience in an exciting retail environment. For the online life skills course, candidates must have access to data and a computer or smartphone.

The programme takes place around South Africa. Training is area specific and depends on demand from industry.

This programme DOES NOT offer jobs but equips youth to be workplace ready. We are NOT a recruitment agency, do NOT guarantee employment, do NOT charge a fee and do NOT advertise jobs for the Mr Price Group.

Contact your Regional Coordinator. Their details will be on your candidate letter you signed prior to your work experience.

Contact your Regional Coordinator with your new contact details. Their contact details are on your candidate letter you signed prior to your work experience.

Remember, the programme does not guarantee a job but offers a ‘jump start’ into the working world by providing work experience. It’s up to you to find a job. If you have not been contacted within six months please contact your Regional Coordinator.

Interviews are handled by the regions so please make contact with your Regional Coordinator. Alternatively, you can send us your details for our team to make contact. Please send: name, surname, contact number and the province you live in.

Candidates must have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine at the time of application; and must undertake to complete the second vaccine when it is due.

If you’ve previously registered for JumpStart and now need to update your COVID-19 vaccination status, sign in at https://www.rbslearning.co.za/ using your unique login and username created at registration. An automated pop-up will take you to the COVID-19 vaccine page to update your status.

If you’ve forgotten your login details for your JumpStart profile, WhatsApp your first name, last name and ID number to 076 8879336.

If you’ve forgotten your password for your JumpStart application profile, reset it online at https://www.rbslearning.co.za/ using the email address you registered with.