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YES (Youth Employment Service)

Level Up with YES: Two Status Level Enhancements for 12 Months Commitment

Looking to invest in South Africa's future while also enhancing your company's B-BBEE scorecard? The Youth Employment Service (YES) program provides a unique opportunity to do just that. Participate in YES to earn up to two status level enhancements for fulfilling YES commitments over 12 months. Let our YES team guide you through the process and provide a flawless end-to-end solution that benefits all parties involved. Discover more about YES and how it can help you Level Up in this detailed overview.


Level Up with YES: Invest in South Africa's Youth

As a decision maker, you understand the importance of investing in South Africa's future. The Youth Employment Service (YES) is a collaborative effort between Government, business, and labor, supported by legislation. The YES program addresses the demand side of employment and the B-BBEE Scorecard to leverage on the side of the business.

By participating in the YES program, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on South Africa's youth while benefiting your organization. Successful participation in YES rewards organizations with up to two Status Level enhancements, aptly referred to as 'Level Up,' for meeting the total YES commitments over 12 months.


Partner with the YES Team for Flawless End-to-End Solutions

Partner with our dedicated and experienced YES Team for a flawless end-to-end solution that benefits all parties involved. The YES Team will provide an assessment of the opportunities, risks, responsibilities, and targets when embarking on the YES Program journey.


YES in a Nutshell

YES is an acronym for Youth Employment Service, launched in 2018. It applies to Large Enterprises, Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs), and Exempted Micro Enterprises (EMEs) that meet the criteria. There are two options for placing YES Employees in their 12-month employment:

  1. Where a YES Sponsor employs a YES Employee within its organization; or

  2. Where a YES Employee is placed with a qualifying YES Host.


Based on the calculation of targets for YES Employees, a YES Sponsor provides a 12-month work experience. A B-BBEE Verification confirms whether a YES Sponsor met the YES requirements and allows for a 1 or 2 Status Level enhancement. A YES Sponsor's B-BBEE Certificate will indicate participation and Status Level enhancement.

Managed YES Programme

Benefit from our managed YES Programme, offering comprehensive monitoring, troubleshooting, and documentation of the 12-month process.

This management is broken down as follows:

  • Confirming that a potential YES Sponsor qualifies to participate in the YES Programme

  • Providing analysis to identify YES targets and the potential Level Up advantages

  • Calculating the YES targets against the criteria to ascertain the number of YES Employees necessary to meet the complete YES requirements

  • Breaking down the YES program registration fees and, where necessary, facilitate the process

  • Investigating any collateral costs necessary, then preparing and presenting a budget

  • Where applicable, sourcing and engaging with YES Hosts on behalf of a YES Sponsor

  • Evaluating the positions for YES Employees that meet the criteria on behalf of a YES Sponsor and, if applicable, a YES Host

  • Identifying YES Candidates, then making sure that they meet the position's criteria, that the YES Sponsor's geographical location is realistic and that a YES Employee qualifies as one

  • Overseeing the employment contract, ensuring that the requirements of the YES program as per the Department of Employment and Labour are incorporated

  • Facilitating the induction between the YES Team, representatives of the YES program, the YES Sponsor, or applicable YES Host, and the YES Employee to ensure adherence to all YES requirements beforehand

  • Acting as an intermediary, monitoring, tracking, and reporting progress

  • Providing monthly management and progress reports to the YES Sponsor

  • Sourcing YES Candidates or replacing a YES Employee if one resigns


Benefit of Managed YES Programme for B-BBEE Verification

The YES Team is well-versed in the B-BBEE evidence necessary to verify the successful completion of the 12 months. As they have supported the YES Employee, YES Sponsor or Host from the outset, all evidence of the successful completion of the YES Program is available to hand over to the YES Sponsor at the time of their B-BBEE Verification.

Why Choose Our YES Service?

Choose our YES Service for a flawless end-to-end solution benefiting your organization and South Africa's youth. Participate in YES for up to two status level enhancements over 12 months. Our experienced team ensures B-BBEE verification requirements are met with comprehensive program management and support.

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