Sanitech, a division of Waco Africa, recently held a learnership programme for 60 disabled females from previously disadvantaged backgrounds for a General Education and Training Certificate in Hygiene and Cleaning. This certificate is a level 1 certificate which allows the learner to work and study for a period of 12 months while receiving a stipend.

Sanitech starts new learnership programmeAccording to Sanitech Managing Director Robert Erasmus, the level 1 roll out allows Sanitech to enrol youth that did not finish matric. Once the learners have successfully completed level 1 they can move on to level 2 and 3 in the following year.

Once the learnerships are complete, the students will be absorbed into Sanitech’s business. The company currently has 2 500 employees. Sanitech will then initiate another cycle of learnerships.

“This process will give hope to youth who were not able to finish matric and are given a chance to pursue a career and stand a chance of attaining sustainable employment for the future. We are excited about this journey and look forward to watching it develop during the year ahead,” says Erasmus.

“The Waco Group continuously identifies talented individuals for promotion into positions that are strategically important or require unique skills. This is done through our Employee Development Programmes offered at different levels of the organisation and structured to achieve specific outcomes, contribute to the group’s management team and support leadership succession requirements.”

The group’s Employee Development Programmes include the Waco Africa Cadet Scheme, Supervisory Development Programme, Business Leadership Development Programme and Executive Development Programme. The latest learnership programme has enabled Waco to move from a Level 4 BBBEE rating to a Level 3, with a BEE Supplier Recognition of 110%.

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