Hesto Harness has completed an in-boarding Graduate Development training programme for interns and graduates as part of an ongoing project. The graduates are from various disciplines within the organisation, namely, Engineering, Logistics and Machine Maintenance.
“We are hopeful that these placements will create a positive dent on the recent dampening youth unemployment statistics. The on-boarding of these unemployed youths will bode well for our own talent pipeline in the scarce skills of mechatronics and electrical engineering. These skills are key to our stability in the wiring harness manufacturing sector. We are hopeful that the interns will learn the key skills and unique competencies required in our business,” explained Sinqobile Khuluse, HR Director, Hesto Harness.
“The graduates also form part of our work skills plan and submission for skills development. We are thankful for our positive partnership with merSETA which is part of what has made this opportunity available.”
“As we progress full steam ahead into the expansion of our organisation, we will soon be employing approximately 3300+ new staff. We are positive on the bright future that lies ahead for these previously unemployed graduates. Owing to this huge investment, several more opportunities are to follow for these youth and many others in our community.”
Riaz Haffejee, Chief Executive Officer – Metair Investments Limited added, “We are excited about this initiative and for the Metair group it is the start of our plan to bring in many more graduates throughout our subsidiaries.”