Shoprite Youth Employment Services (YES) for Unemployed South Africans 2023

We invest greatly in South Africa’s employed and unemployed youth through various development programmes and support training and education linked to youth unemployment through pivotal programmes. Opportunities include our Retail Readiness Programme (RRP), the Youth Employment Services (YES) Initiative, and  comprehensive study bursaries in several academic fields.

As we honour #YouthMonth, the Shoprite Group encourages unemployed South Africans between ages 18 and 34 to apply for its early career development programmes that provide young people with the skills and on-the-job training they need to work in a retail environment.

The Youth Employment Service is a business-driven initiative with government and labour that builds economic pathways for youth to help reduce unemployment.

The programme provides 12 months on-the-job training where participants are exposed to various parts of the retail business. On completion of the programme, successful YES learners are skilled to work in retail or start their own retail business.

About Shoprite

Shoprite made a promise of lower prices. This promise has formed the very foundation of our business, and has helped us grow into Africa’s largest food retailer. Using our massive bulk buying power, we’re able to offer you a world-class shopping experience on a variety of food products, household goods and small appliances at our lowest possible prices.

Requirements for Youth Employment Services (YES) Qualification

  • A South African Matric or equivalent qualification
  • A Retail Readiness Progamme (RRP) qualification

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to to apply

  • Send a WhatsApp to 087 240 5709 and select Job Opportunities
  • Submit your CV at the nearest Shoprite, Checkers, or Usave supermarkets

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