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The Jump-Start Public Programme

Jump-Start your career today!


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Jump-Start Programme participants have to say!




Jump-Start is a work readiness programme designed to guide young new entrants into an appropriate career, give them the skills to succeed in the process of becoming employed and accelerate their entry into the world of work. Jump-Start is based on the highly successful Thusanani work readiness programme that has been presented by Stanley Hutcheson & Associates for the past six years.

South Africa is confronted with the dual problems of high unemployment levels and skills shortages.  One of the primary reasons for this is the fact that while schools, FET and universities provide learners with technical skills they do not actually prepare them to enter into and excel in the world of work. 

Stanley Hutcheson & Associates are experts in the field of work readiness. We have used our proven combination of skills and programmes to help hundreds of young South Africans enter  the work place.  Our goal is to provide you with a unique advantage that will guide you into the right career, assist you to stand out in the selection process and put you in contact with hundreds of employers seeking work ready new entrants.

Being Industrial Psychologists who also specialise in the field of career psychology and career guidance, we will provide you with a comprehensive career assessment and through this, guide you into a field and career for which you are ideally suited and would find stimulating and fulfilling. 


The Jump-Start Curriculum

During the introduction session we will administer the psychometric assessments that will give rise to the career development report. The feedback from this report will be presented to the candidate and parents during a private 45 minute feedback session to be scheduled during the programme.

Learning Module
Description of Outcomes
Dress, Grooming, Social Etiquette How to dress professionally and conduct yourself in business and social situations.
Conflict and diversity Dealing effectively with conflict and diversity at work, including negotiation skills.
Business communication and office practice Introduction to appropriate written and verbal business communication and general office procedures.
Business Ethics Ethical behaviour, professional values and accountability in the workplace.
Interviewing and presentation skills Preparing for and attending an interview and how to make effective business presentations.
CV writing and job search strategies Writing the CV that starts your career and maintaining it as a history of your accomplishments.
Finding your dream job!
Customer Care Winning business and maintaining relationships through exceptional customer service and care.
Time Management Managing your time in a professional, efficient way.
Effective Communication Communicating confidently in a business and social context.
IT Training During the programme candidates will undergo Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
training on a facilitated self-study basis. On successful completion candidates will receive
certificates of competence for the various modules.

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Your dream job!

Our placement specialists will accept you onto our database and will facilitate an action oriented approach to your job search process. Jump-Start will give you the confidence you need to be successful.

Become an Entrepreneur

Be a Jump-Start Champion, recoup your own course fee and start earning money by introducing the Jump-Start Programme. Invest and take control of your own future. After you have successfully completed the Jump-start programme you can now as an independent contractor market and sell our course to others and earn lucrative commissions. We’ll provide you with the necessary sales training and a basic marketing starter kit to get going. Speak to one of our friendly consultants on 0861 GET AHEAD for more information.


Why Jump-Start your career?

In the highly competitive recruitment market, employers, in their selection process, are looking for the best candidate for the job. Jump-Start will help you to stand out from the crowd and because you have the additional skills you will be accelerated to the front of the employment queue.

Training is conducted at our easily accessible training centers in Northcliff, Johannesburg and Musgrave, Durban.

Our courses are offered on a monthly basis and training is also conducted in the afternoons and evenings to accommodate school, FET and university calendars.

The course runs over a period of 8 days full-time or 3 months part-time at a cost of only R5 950.00 including VAT (Recommended Sales Price). This fee includes all your course material, training, facilitation and psychometric assesment / feedback. Should you wish to become a Jump-Start Champion after succesfully completing the programme this fee will also include your sales training and basic marketing starter kit. Please visit our Course Date page to find out when our next courses are starting.

Contact us for detail on our EARLY BIRD specials by booking a month in advance.

 "Are you work ready?" Contact us to find out.







NEWS FLASH! You can now start and manage your own Jump-Start training business!


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