Purem by Eberspacher Port Elizabeth invited some of the youth interns that are on their YES Initiative Programme to their plant to engage with them and have them gain more exposure into their operations.
The YES initiative is a government-led collaboration with business to create work exposure opportunities for unemployed youth. Purem by Eberspacher currently has 134 YES candidates on a 12 month funded programme placed at various schools, SMME’s and NPO’s as well as large industries within the Automotive Supply Chain all within NMB.
In the spirit of #Youthmonth and the upcoming #Youthday a group of the interns joined us at the Purem by Eberspaecher Port Elizabeth manufacturing facility in Deal Party where employees engaged with the youth to understand their progress being made in their personal and professional capacities, in their households and local communities.
Bronwyn Groenewald, one of the candidates placed in a local school in the northern areas, within walking range of where she lives, assists as an Educators Assistant and said “We are all very grateful to Purem by Eberspaecher for this opportunity, this has really benefitted myself personally and our household. This this is my first job, I learnt a lot including all the other aspects to working full time like the general etiquettes of the work place and how to budget properly, reporting to a manager etc, these are skills I will use for the rest of my working career for that I am so grateful to Purem by Eberspacher for including me in this programme, I now know the career I want and will pursue this path after the program.”
The group took a quick picture in front of the reception area with Managing Director Kieron Jordaan and were addressed by the Director of Human Resources Peter Marriott.