Youth XLS affords clients the opportunity to become involved in an exciting work experiential initiative which is making a difference in South Africa’s skills short market. Success in this regard relies on the support of our clients who provide experience – the lack of which is often all that holds talented young people back in terms of employability.

About Us

Youth XLS has been extremely well received by clients and graduates alike. In almost ten years since its launch we have, together with our clients, been privileged to play a pivotal role in the successful launch of the careers of over 3,000 young South Africans who, subsequent to the exposure gained through Youth XLS, have been offered career moves with leading employers. Youth XLS continues to grow and currently employs over 400 graduates who are hosted by our clients to develop work experience and skills. The Youth employed by Youth XLS are known as Cadets.


Since we opened our doors, over 3000 unemployed youth have embarked on the Cadet Programme in collaboration with our clients, today they boast stable careers and continue to flourish. Youth XLS is dedicated to developing young South African talent and equipping them with skills and knowledge that will benefit any organization. We recognize that what graduates and school leavers need the most are skills and experience in order to secure a prosperous career, we provide them with the tools needed to achieve this.

About YES Solution Offering

Youth employment is a core passion of the Youth XLS as we continue to enable not only learning but experiential learning opportunities, fostering the employability of South Africa’s Youth. YES is the only South African job creation program that is recognized on the B-BBEE scorecard. By partnering with the Afrizan Academy, organisations are guaranteed to move up at least one B-BEE level.

Typical situations or gaps that have shown great success

Youth XLS has had great success in fulfilling the following roles at various clients:

Our exceptional youth can address any high volume, high administrative, or back-logged situations in any business environment.

“I had the opportunity to partner with the Youth XLS in the last 8 months and have employed close to 16 Cadets within this period. Youth XLS is a professional recruitment house capable of assisting with the demand and quality of candidates.

The Cadet programme is true to the RMB philosophy of growing and empowering our workforce. We were able to place two Cadets in permanent roles within RMB. An additional two Cadets were able to gain the necessary experience and were then employed by other corporations.

We see Youth XLS as our strategic partner and believe that the Cadet programme is able to assist with the massive skills and unemployment gaps.”

Faseeg Benn | Head of Operations | RMB