Auto manufacturer offers work experience for unemployed youth

17 June 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202019349

Education & Training
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Auto manufacturer offers work experience for unemployed youth

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) is supporting the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme and has placed 72 candidates for the first time this year.

The YES programme was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2018 with the aim to offer young South Africans paid work experience.

IMSAf General Manager of Training and Organisational Development Wayne Osborne said, “We are committed to the growth and development of young South Africans and we believe that our youth deserve opportunities which accelerate employability. It is our intention, that through the YES Programme, we will create a pipeline of talent for the future”.

The programme presents learners with an opportunity for 12-months. Of the 72 learners, 20 have been placed within the dealer network throughout the country, while 52 candidates have been deployed across the company.

Osborne said the programme provides the candidates with insight into a large corporation while they gain practical work experience. “The trainees will receive all the necessary support and are guided and mentored by professionals within the company.”

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