Heineken South Africa is coaching 2800 novices enrolled in its Packaging Learnership Programme. Through this SETA-accredited learnership, the college students will reap an NQF Level three packaging qualification upon commencement from the year-long programme.
The learnership was once launched in 2020, with the intention of strengthening the ability set of the company’s talent. Objectives of the programme encompass fortifying the brewing giant’s future Genius pool and recruiting brain from the neighborhood university.
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Packaging is performed at Heineken’s modern-day brewery in Sedibeng, Midvaal, the place the business enterprise brews a massive portfolio of top rate and mainstream brands, which include Heineken®, Windhoek, Miller Genuine Draft, Sol, Amstel and Strongbow cider.
The facility currently reached an output potential milestone of 4 million hectolitres. Eight current Heineken personnel have been chosen for the programme, alongside with novices enrolled at the Vaal University of Technology, which is in shut proximity to the brewery. As phase of making sure transformation in what is understood to be a male-dominated industry, 15 female had been chosen for the learnership.
“It necessary that the programme replicate women’s manageable abilities and contribution in the industry,” says Thandie Letshabo, manager: Supply Chain Academy, Heineken South Africa. The freshmen had been taken via a collection of assessments to gauge their skills and technical aptitude, earlier than the remaining choice was once made.
“Through the Packaging Learnership, these rookies will reap the abilities and attributes that will make them employable in different brewery roles that may additionally grow to be vacant after their profitable completion of the training,” says Letshabo.
Letshabo provides that one of the key advantages of an inner learnership programme is that – from the outset – the inexperienced persons get acquainted with our inner structures and techniques – if truth be told gaining knowledge of and residing “the Heineken way of doing things”.
Letshabo concludes, “Exposing the newbies to each theoretical and sensible on-the-job education early on interprets to agile future personnel who are skilled, and organized for most challenges in their chosen profession paths.”
Continuing to create succesful employees
Heineken South Africa’s Supply Chain Academy is utterly accepted with FoodBev SETA as a coaching and evaluation provider.
The essential intention of the academy is to construct an business enterprise with utterly succesful personnel to operate their contemporary jobs and empower them with future capabilities that can permit them to develop in the business. We improve personnel whose abilities are applicable to the South African working environment.
In addition to the packaging learnership, the academy additionally runs the following programmes:
· Millwright Apprenticeship (Technical Operator Programme) NQF 4
· Business Administration NQF 3
· Generic Management NQF 4
· Competency-based coaching targeted on upskilling team of workers with particular skills, know-how and behaviours fundamental for them to operate their work duties.
Heineken South Africa is coaching 2800 newcomers enrolled in its Packaging Learnership Programme. Through this SETA-accredited learnership, the college students will obtain an NQF Level three packaging qualification upon commencement from the year-long programme.