The MICT SETA provides bursaries for South African citizens to pursue full-time studies within any of the fields that fall within sector. The bursary programme is offered through partnerships with the National Student Finance Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and most of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and universities to support deserving and financially challenged individuals.
Preparing your CV
Professionals advise that a CV is your own personal ‘brochure’ when introducing yourself to a prospective employer. It needs to highlight your unique selling points in such a way that a potential employer cannot wait to meet you. It should be concise, accurate and truthful and tailored for the position you are applying for, and importantly, it should be free from spelling and grammatical errors. Keep it simple and uncluttered. Use headings and bullet points.
STEP 1- Think about the Format
Design a format that makes your CV easy to read (i.e. clear font/size/colour) with headings that stands out and lots of dots points. Make sure you include your name and contact details on the front and summary in the header/footer on each page of the document
STEP2 – Introductory statement
In this section, make a defining statement that tells the reader who you are what you are good at and passionate about and what you aspire to – preferably in relation the job on the table (this may change with every application you submit)
STEP 3 – Education & Training
Formal education and training (or technical skills). If you hold any post school qualifications, then lists them. There is no hard and fast rule for how you present your qualifications but, it is usually from the highest to the lowest.
STEP 4 – Key Skills Summary
- You might be highly motivated an experienced people’s person.
- History needs to be in a chronological order, with no obvious gaps commencing with the most recent position first
STEP 5 – Personal statement
This is optional and gives a potential employer a bit of an insight into you as a person. It often depends on the job and here you might want to say something about your personal interest and passion
STEP 6 – Referees
You should never supply referee details with an initial CV/Job application. Instead a sentence that notes that referees will be supplied upon request is all that is required here.
For BURSARIES send your CV, Certified ID and Certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the Subject BURSARIES.