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Talent Attraction Program absorbs four more participants under its wings

Talent Attraction Program absorbs four more participants under its wings

The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group officially welcomed four new participants to its Talent Attraction Programme (TAP).

The participants for 2020 and their respective functions are: Magdalena Nangolo – Procurement at Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL); Frans Nakale – Artisan HVAC at O&L Leisure; John Ngolo – Artisan HVAC at O&L Leisure and Elizabeth McLaren – Corporate Brand Champion at O&L Centre

The graduates joined what will be the 13th year of the TAP programme, bringing the total number of participants to 96.

The programme assigns successful applicants to an operating company in the O&L Group for a year-long placement in a position related to their field of study.

The latest TAP intake was officially welcomed by Berthold Mukuahima, O&L Group Human Capital Director and Paulina Shihepo, O&L Group Human Capital Practitioner.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two participants based at Strand Hotel Swakopmund joined the official welcoming meeting virtually with their mentor, Gerrit Grobler.

“The job market is highly competitive and having a degree does not necessarily guarantee immediate employment. I congratulate you on being a part of the few who are fortunate enough to have such an opportunity and it is up to you to truly make a success of it,” Mukuahima said.

Further elaborating on the success of the programme thus far, Mukuahima said, “The programme aims to take participants’ careers to the next level and has a high success rate in developing future leaders. The retention rate of the programme is also high and several managerial positions are currently occupied by former TAP participants who worked their way up within the O&L Group. We are very proud of what our previous participants have achieved following the foundation laid by TAP.

“TAP is a key example of our commitment to education and development at O&L. The programme is designed to equip participants with the skills they need to unlock the best versions of themselves,” he added.

TAP is designed to guide and nurture the participants as they enter the working world, with tailored support being offered to each participant according to their areas of interest and career objectives. Each participant is also assigned a mentor who supports them in their job role and skills development and inspires them on their path of personal growth.

Caption: O&L Group Director: Human Capital, Berthold Mukuahima (centre) officially welcomes two of the four (4) 2020 intakes to the O&L Talent Attraction Program (TAP). To his left is Magdalena Nangolo – Procurement at Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), and on the right is Elizabeth McLaren – Corporate Brand Champion at O&L Centre.


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Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.