bridging programme

On Monday international information technology firm Wipro, announced a ZAR3.8million ($343 154) investment in skills development and job creation in South Africa.

Part of the funds will be used to employ 55 science and technology graduates over the next six months. These university graduates will be placed in the company’s operations department in Johannesburg.

The selected candidates will be assigned to a six month training programme— three months textbook training and three months on-site practical training.

Shailendra Singh, Business Director of Wipro Africa said, “As we continue to grow our footprint in the South African and African markets, we are deeply committed towards nurturing local talent and developing a skilled workforce in South Africa. Job creation and skills development are vital imperatives for businesses in South Africa. With this program, Wipro provides local graduates an opportunity to train and build a career in the global information technology industry”.

Wipro plans to continue this programme in South Africa every year

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Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl has been working in the African power, energy and water sectors since 2011, first with African Utility Week and now as the Editor of ESI Africa. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Global and African Power & Energy Elites publications. With her passion for sustainable business and placing African countries on the international stage, Nicolette takes a keen interest in current affairs and technology trends.