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Can we ask you to please complete the following for a chance to win R500!

https://www.rent-a-student.co.za/student-jobs/free-r500-prize-draw/

Promoters and Expo Staff

Students

We have a slightly different form for 2017 promoters. Please view HERE

Please note that we will select students who complete the new form first. We are also about to launch a promo club course that will help all promoters. More on this later in June.

In the past 2 months we have done over 200 promo jobs, so please sign up and remember you must also be registered to be offer work. This is now being implemented.

Good Luck!

Barloworld Equipment strives to attract and retain Southern Africa’s top graduates to build the future leadership and specialists of our organisation, which will allow them to remain competitive.

It is with this in mind that we continue to offer the Barloworld Equipment Graduate Development Programme.

The Graduate Development Programme offers you the opportunity to choose your career from the very start.

So, whether you are interested in Specialist fields such as information technology, human resources or marketing or Technical areas such as in construction and mining to become a well-rounded leader, your ambition has our attention.

The entry qualification for the technical field is Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Civil).

The 24 month journey kicks off with an induction that provides you with in-depth insight into the Barloworld way of doing things and how large organisations are structured to work together as a unit.

You are then given the opportunity to embark on a learning journey including participating in a rotational programme that provides you with exposure to various areas within the business.

This will enable you to gain valuable experience that will put you in good standing should you wish to move into a leadership position in the future.

Placement at the end of the programme will depend on your overall performance, integration with the team and the availability of suitable positions.

Barloworld Equipment is currently recruiting in the following disciplines:

BCom Sales and Marketing
BEng or BSC Eng (Mechanical, Industrial, Mining and Electrical Heavy current only)
BSc Data Analytics, Applications Development, Software Development, Business Administration, Research, Marketing, Communications.”
HOW TO APPLY
Applications close on 15 June 2017.

If you are interested in joining a company that is set to become the leading reliable expert and partner to create shared value, then you are making the right decision for your career.

Click here to download the application form. Complete and return it to graduate@barloworld-equipment.com
Click Here to DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

Flyer handout

Below are the Job Categories we have provided students for in the past 12 months. Now 100+ categories, we have supplied over 10,000 students to employers who require part-time smart, tech savvy, RELIABLE, hard working, approachable and friendly students.

Congratulations to all students who have worked with us and gained valuable work experience as well as some hard earned cash! Minimum wage at Rent-a-Student is R40 per hour!! DO NOT WORK FOR LESS!

Thanks to those employers who do not question our rates or the quality of our students OR THE COLOUR of their skin!. Take pride that you are helping students across South Africa!

Our students are our future, treat them well and they WILL reward you.

Accounts, Acting, Administration Work
App Developer, Art / Creative, Artisan
Au-Pair / Child Minder, Auction Monitors, Bar Work
Barista, Bcomm Finance Graduates, Blog Writing
Brand Ambassadors, Bursary, Call Centre
Cashier, Catering, Chef
Childrens Party, Computer Work, Copy Writing
Creative Work, Customer Support, Data Entry Work
Design Student, Digital Marketing, Document Storage
Dog Walking, Driver / School Runs, Electrical Engineering
Events & Promotions, Expo Workers, Facilitator
Filing Clerk, Flyer Distribution, Freelance
General – Photographs / Snaps, General Jobs, General Outdoor Jobs
Gift Wrapping, Girl Friday, Golf Day
Graphic Design, Graphic Designer, Guest Services
Hostess, House / Pet Sitting, Hr Health Safety
Instore, Interior Designer, It
Kids Parties, Lead Generation, Leaflet Distribution
Magazine Handout, Market Work, Marketing
Mobile Apps, Modelling, New Business Development
Office Support / Sales, Outdoor Event, Packer
Party Helper, Personal Shopper, Photography / Photoshoots
Pop Up Store Workers, Promoters, Promotions (Flyers Only)
Promotions (Lead Taking), Promotions (Sales), Promotions And Event Work
Proof Reading, Receptionist Work, Recruiter
Researchers, Restaurant/Kitchen, Retail Casual
Retail General Work, Sales, Sales Assistant
Sales Rep, School Run, Secretarial
Showhouses, Sitter, Social Media
Social Media Guru, Sporting Event, Sports Instructor – Coach
Stock Taking, Store Manager, Supervisor
Supply Chain, Survey, Survey Work
Taste Testing, Teaching Assistant, Team Building
Telecanvassing, Telesales, Tourism
Transcription Services, Tutoring Jobs, Typing
Video Blogger, Voucher Handout, Waitress / Waiter
Website Work, Writer

Testimony

Posted by | March 13, 2017 | Recent News, Student Blog

Sitters

Will start to post testimonies of clients from now:

Hi John, this is excellent news. Celia has done a brilliant job today. I will definitely be using her again on Monday

I will most likely be looking at keeping them on for longer, but could I confirm with you tomorrow.

Annelize – Translations (Portuguese to English)
25th May 2017
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Hi John

Thank you once again for your services – the students were great!

Saymore and the ladies pitched as well as Anoucha and her brother (brilliant young man that truly impressed the Directorate)

Kind Regards

Jackie Kraft
27th April 2017
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Hi John,
The job went smoothly and all your students were great! They were punctual, reliable and “on the ball”! Nhlonipho gave me feedback and she was amazing.
I recommend the team to any organisation.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROFESSIONALISM and for helping our charity.

Warm regards
Jody

Students / Employers

As I am sure many of you are aware, blogging and posting video is huge. The popularity of some bloggers is amazing, some with millions and others with tens of millions of followers! At Rent-a-Student, we work our best to find paid part-time work and work experience for you, the student.

We have grown very rapidly and now offer up to 1,000 positions a month and this has been done with very little advertising! However, what we also know is that the more posts we do and the more we talk on social media, the more JOBS we get.

Thus, this is a reminder / request for all students to re-post, re-tweet, like and generally discuss Rent-a-Student on social media. Today we have already posted 7 jobs for 20+ positions and still have 1 job requiring 50 students to post (awaiting confirmation of exact requirements). Please remember, we operate as a Not for Profit Company and you need to help us help you! More students = More Jobs for all! Spread the Word and use the Student Blog

Hire woman students

To all our wonderful ladies – have a P.A.R.T.Y! Happy woman’s day!!

student jobs

We find ourselves at an exciting time in history, the rise of a new era, the digital era. Digital tech has transformed, and continues to transform the way we do things, and to not catch the trend, would be less than ideal.

Largely characterized by a faster, and a more connected society, the digital era is slowly evolving the way we do things. The way we used to do things like retail, socializing and work is beginning to change, as we adapt to doing these things online, with emerging trends, and evolving markets.

One of these emerging trends (the Gig Economy) is people finding, and offering, employment through the internet. Where in the past finding a job may have been a slow, and grueling, process, we’ve now made it significantly faster, and easier where with websites like rent-a-student.co.za, a job is only a few clicks away. What I like about rent-a-student is that it is specifically suited for students, offering mostly short-term, and part-time jobs, it’s not a career move, but it’ll get you some pocket change and give you important work experiences.

Being ideal for students, rent-a-student, is a good example of how markets are evolving to tailor more to the individual than to the general group, but the work industry is only one example of evolving markets, as we see the internet of things shape the way we do things.

Hire Students

Of the 26.5% of unemployed South Africans, 54.2% are youths. In a country with such statistics, I think it is safe to say that we are all frustrated. There is nothing more discouraging as a varsity student in South Africa than realising the reality of our country and realising that this is our reality as individuals too. Success these days is not as simple as pulling up your socks or working harder than the rest. As informed as we are, who doesn’t work hard these days? It is not as easy as waiting for mother luck to drop opportunities in your hand either. So really, what is it up to?

Growing up in a township of Gugulethu I’ve always known that I wanted more than what I see on my streets and in my neighbours eyes. Somehow I knew that more existed, “There just has to be something better than this. This cannot be all” I would to think to myself. My mom as my role model and my brother as an example, I decided I will work hard and I would reach the goal that I had set out for myself. My passions, abilities and talents ceased to mater, I just wanted to be successful. So I pulled through. 2am, 3am study nights, I pulled through. I thought I had it all worked out. Hard work leads to success, but I soon realised that it doesn’t end there.
I made myself as well as my family proud and passed matric with a bachelor’s pass. I got into varsity, and the horror of a success hungry black woman from Gugulethu began. In a richly diverse scene such as UWC, I heard all sorts of testimonies from different people, highly educated people, completing their Honours and Masters, “It’s hard to get a job. There are no jobs”. It occurred to me that what I am doing is not enough, education is vital, but it is not enough. Drive carries you through but it is not enough, positivity keeps you sane but it is not enough. All of these are needed, but never will they create opportunities for you. This was one thing I had no control of. I think by now it has occurred to most of us that we have to fight. Competition is rife and smiles for no man. We have to fight, we have to keep trying, we have to go out there and find these opportunities and for some of us, as the likes of the warm hearted founders of “Rent-A-Student” we have to make them, not only for us but also for others and future generations too. They, Rent-A-Student, have brought opportunities to us, we ought to learn from them, and also take advantage of this platform. Utilize these opportunities, milk them, then turn around and create them. This is how we will overcome the curse of South Africa.

-Zanele “Xanna” Sokatsha

– John, Founder and CEO @ Rent-a-Student – Thanks for the mention Zanele, a nice article. Please email your cell number and network so we can send you R50 e-Wallet!! The blog is unfortunately pretty true, but do not give up hope (NEVER GIVE UP)!, jobs do exist and the reason for Rent-a-Student starting was to give students work experience opportunities (the money is secondary, but still important). My advice in these times and especially in South Africa is to focus on the “Gig” economy!! Read about it and write another blog for R50!!

Being the tender age of 18, I have been thrust into the real capitalist world, which is indeed obsessed with money. Naturally, not being a trust fund kid, I decided to seek out a job with nothing to my name but a decent Matric qualification and a whole lot of gumption. Surely someone would want to hire your dear ambitious elfling but alas the hunt is still ongoing and here are some reasons why finding a job in a 26.6% unemployment rate climate

Work Experience Needed

Must have prior experience

Dear employers, how do you expect fresh out of high school teenagers to have already acquired the necessary experience, if you will not hire them in the first place to gain it. We all need a springboard of launching pad to begin with.

Rent Students

How to curate a CV

Many wasted L.O lessons were spent discussing effective study tips or healthy eating and none actually used to prepare us for the real world. Taxes, bank loans, mortgages, Jobs all very important factors in the big bad world that we have to endure are completely foreign concepts. Thankfully we do indeed resort to google for aid but our CV’s end up being bland and often inaccurate, making the job hunting even more difficult.

Student Work Expierence

Job Search

Distance

There are indeed many jobs out there but some happen to be too far, and in this economy I’d end up spending more on petrol than I would be earning.

Getting to Work

Lack of transport

Discrimination

You can throw South Africa’s constitution in my face all you’d like but there is still no denying that discrimination exists in the workplace. For instance let’s take sales assistants at beauty counters or just in general, all have to be of a similar skin tone of body built (so I have noticed) and this simply cannot be  a coincidence . A personal example would be for a friend of mine who was asked if she would be comfortable removing her Hijab in order to work as a cashier. I didn’t know a piece of cloth on your head could hinder your job performance? These are just two small examples of the blatant discrimination that occurs daily for people of all walks of life and is somehow accepted and tolerated. People are then changing aspects of who they are and compromising beliefs to earn a decent wage and I for one do not see how that is fair or just or equal.

Ignoring Mental Health issues

On the many many job applications I have filled out many have asked about physical disabilities as opposed to any mental or emotional afflictions. Mental illnesses can be just as debilitating as physical ones and should rightly be acknowledged and accommodated for.

Student Jobs

Mental Health Issues at Work

Exams

This year due to disruptions and protests for FEESMUSTFALL, my entire semester was pushed a month, set to end in mid December . The festive hiring season begins in early December and runs throughout and so as a result your truly will probably be jobless yet again in order to ensure the passing of this academic year.

Inability of hire myself 

I am teeming with ideas of business opportunities and ventures to explore but lack the time, support and capital to put these into motion.

In all fairness, I am still thankful to be privileged enough to be able to seek employment and survive somewhat without it and the above factors are based deeply on personal experience. I just want to be able to live my best life and not ask or bother my parents who already have so much on their plate.

I do hope my luck turns around soon , and to the rest of you looking too, chin up, our time will hopefully come (Insha Allah). Do comment down below if you have any grievances to share.

To end this off on a light-hearted note here is a cute koala pun

Kolaifications

Kolaifications

 

By Faatimah Essack

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