What is a Host Employer?

When a Client (Lead Employer) is running a learnership programme, they can opt to have the learners work at their premises to gain workplace experience or work at another employer. 

Some Lead Employers don’t have capacity to have the learners at their premises and need Host Employers who will ensure that the learner is gaining the required workplace experience and skills in a safe working environment.

Khano HR Solutions has been establishing relationships with host employers in different industries, and we can either assist companies to find suitable host companies or add a company in the database of potential host companies.

Main Responsibilities of a Host Employer

Benefits to Learners:

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To ensure that the learner is gaining the required workplace experience and skills in a safe working environment.

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To provide workplace mentors who maintain regular contact with the learner and ensure that the theory is applied in practice.

Benefits of being a Host Employer

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The learner is an additional work resource to your company.

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You can evaluate a potential employee over a period of time without any risk.

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Potential for employment of a learner after completion of a learnership, which saves your company costs of recruiting new staff externally.

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Such a recruit will already be familiar with your company policies, procedures and culture and therefore the cost of employment to your company is reduced.

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The learner is able to work and study at the same time and on the basis of competence, receive a recognized certificate.

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Each Learner is provided with an allocated Field Officer to provide mentoring, support, and advice.

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Save Money – You are not paying them a salary

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Ability to claim BBBEE points for the mentorship and on-the-job training hours.

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Ability to claim BBBEE points for all the sundry costs associated with the Learnership.