The business case for the employing organizations’ participation in the Internships and Learnerships Programmes is very strong. It is for that reason that we have decided to be of service to our clients in the running of their programmes. We believe that offering such programmes is one of the best ways to welcoming new entrants into employment in their organizations.
Investment in the training and development of staff, including new entrants is investment in the future of every business. Growing your own timber is financially beneficial than buying talent from the labour market. That is the sure way of caring about the future of the business, society and country.
Every great talent starts at zero base. It is at the very base that Internships and Learnerships Programmes make huge difference. They lay the foundation for career development and growth. Such programmes are central to their talent attraction and development strategy. They are intentional about what they do and make sure that there are registered participants at any point in time. That is viewed as a response to business continuity requirements of their business with regard to the provision of the talent of the future.
The partnership with our clients provides the opportunity for them to identify and attract their potential future talent. We view our clients that invite us to partner with them in the running of their Internships and Learnerships Programmes as being progressive in addressing the youth unemployment problem. They are not only providing for their future talent needs, but career opportunities for those who are suitably qualified to participate in their Internships and Learnerships Programmes. They provide solid start in the long career journeys.
We acknowledge that the new entrants into employment are always challenged by their new world, the world of work. The transition is magnified by the different corporate cultures they are soon to become used to. We regard orientation, induction and training in mastering corporate culture as one of the main themes we address in our facilitated Internships and Learnerships Programmes.
Our clients invest in the infrastructure that provides excellent opportunity for the students and learners to undertake practical internships and learnerships. The key performance indicator is the realization of Return On Investment (RoI). This is one of the key reasons for bringing specialists like us to partner with our clients. The tendency of some companies is to cut back on investment in training and development in difficult economic times. This often results in talent supply gap later when the economic fortunes change positively, i.e. during economic boom. We therefore believe that running Internships and Learnerships Programmes is the best practice in training and developing our future talent.