EMPLOYMENT EQUITY AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Equitable employment policies are in place throughout the group to ensure individuals from all demographic groupings are given the opportunity to be employed and trained by the group. The group places an increased emphasis on maintaining and training those members of staff who can provide excellent service in a small team environment.
The group continues with its focus on providing as many opportunities as possible for its employees to obtain various qualifications through initiatives such as the bursary programme, skills programmes, learnerships and apprenticeships. In addition, unemployed learners are provided with opportunities to get work experience through internship and graduate work experience programmes as well as learnerships. Despite the impact of Covid-19 on the operations of the group, training continued as soon as government levels allowed - either online or face-to-face. This enabled the group, despite these challenges, to meet its BEE skills spend targets and training objectives.