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Statement May 11, 2021

Fraud Alert: The World Bank Does Not Offer Learnerships Advertised on Social Media

PRETORIA, May 11, 2021 — The World Bank’s attention has been drawn to a scheme under the heading of ‘Learnership Program 2021’ on social media claiming to offer 100 learnerships including at the World Bank.

Please note that:

  • The World Bank is not behind this scheme and has no affiliation or connection in any way with this alleged offer of such learnerships.
  • The World Bank’s only official platform of applications for internships and other opportunities is as follows: World Bank Careers, Programs and Internships
  • The World Bank will not be held responsible or obligated to honor any expectation from false offers. Similarly, the World Bank will also not be held responsible for any refunds of fees solicited by fraudsters purporting to act on its behalf. 

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South Africa
Zandile Ratshitanga