Young graduates start their year-long trip in talent programme with a view to make it a life-long journey
Ten young graduates started their career journey earlier this week when they were inducted into the year-long Talent Attraction Programme offered by the Ohlthaver & List Group. The ten new recruits follow in the foot steps of the 83 individuals who have completed the induction course over the 10 years that it has been running.
For the rest of this year, Mberimuna Katurota, Paavo Uutako, Wallace Endley, Wade Visagie and Henri Laurie will learn what it takes to contribute to the operations of a company like Namibia Breweries Ltd. The five are to be deployed in Procurement, Packaging and Finance.
The rest of the cohort, Amore Meyer, Gerson-Tangeni Varela, Bianca Fourie, Mornè van der Merwe and Daniel Nikodemus will be taken up in the extensive operations of all the lodges and hotels under the O&L Leisure banner. Their duties will range from Food & Beverage to proper cooks, to Human Resources and also Finance.
O&L Group Director: Human Capital, Berthold Mukuahima said the Talent Attraction Programme repeatedly has shown its value during the decade since it was first offered in 2008.
The Talent Attraction Programme is linked to a mentorship programme that serves as a support tool for the participants. For each new participant there is a designated mentor whose job it is to guide the young people to achieve their career and development objectives. This relationship continues for the duration of the programme.
The group’s rationale behind the programme is to attract young talented people with the potential to become business leaders in the wider group. This is the first steps of succession planning to ensure that there is a ready feeder pool of skilled and qualified young leaders to take the group into the future.
Mukuahima said some of the current O&L senior leadership team members are former programme participants. One such former participant is Saara Kapiye who has been admitted to the programme seven years ago, and now holds the position of Human Resources Manager at one of O&L’s subsidiaries, Broll Namibia.