Learnership program offers valuable work experience

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Business Administration learner Dumisa Mhlobo is excited by the adventures, opportunities and experiences his new role with Maptek Africa offers.

Johannesburg local Dumisa, 24, has joined Maptek in a year-long Learnership opportunity to work in general office administration and assist the I-Site team with logistics.

He jumped at the chance to undertake the Learnership program, which is designed to give young people entry into the workforce through training and workplace learning.

‘Maptek has a reputation as an organisation devoted to providing excellence and quality service to all its clients and that’s a world I’d like to be a part of,’ Dumisa says.

Dumisa with a display model I-Site 4400 laser scanner.

‘This role offers me new adventures, new opportunities, new experiences and hopefully a chance to contribute to the positive reputation Maptek has already gained.

‘I’m grateful to have been chosen to be a part of such a great initiative and organisation. The team has been so warm and welcoming, and I’ve felt at home from the start.’

Dumisa says Maptek’s position as a leading developer and provider of mining technology piqued his interest in the 12-month stint at the company.

‘The mining industry affects us all in one way or the other: the cars we drive, the cell phones we use, the utensils we eat with, and the money we spend,’ he says.

‘Modern mining involves the exploration for and removal of minerals from the earth, economically and with minimum damage to the environment, and evolves continuously.

‘Innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any organisation and that’s what excites me about Maptek – it always keeps the ball rolling.’

I-Site Africa Regional Manager Elton du Plessis says Dumisa will help the office be even more streamlined and productive.

‘Dumisa has very good communication skills and his call centre experience will go a long way in helping him interact with our clients and suppliers,’ Elton says.

‘My hope is that he develops from the role and gains valuable real-world work experience.

‘It is vital for companies such as Maptek to give young people a chance to launch their careers.

‘I think it’s very important for Maptek to offer opportunities to young, ambitious people in an industry that is a big part of our economy.

‘It’s tough to build a career without experience and if we can play a small part by helping with references then I’m all for it.’

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