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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Youth in T-Systems South Africa

T-Systems South Africa established an internal Internship Program in 2006, to assist graduates with work experience. The Internship Program, registered with MICT Seta, is a one-year structured program comprising 95% practical training with the balance being complimented by mentoring, life skills, and technical training.

Every year, the program offers interns an opportunity to get international exposure through a 5 to 6-week International Exchange Program. To date, over 700 interns have participated in the program, with a placement rate of 75%.  However, 2015 boasted a 96% placement rate, of which 80% are employed within T Systems.

Not only do the interns receive valuable practical experience, they also receive soft skills training in the following areas:  Twelve modules are covered during the internship contract period: World of Work, Communications, Customer Service, Self Awareness & Personal Branding, Conflict & Diversity Management, Personal Finances, Presentations & Assertiveness, Business Writing and Job Readiness.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS

YEAR

 AWARD

2013

1ST Place in the Diversity Awards (Leadership in the Field of Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion)

2014

Gender Mainstreaming Award for female youth

2015

CompTIA Largest Academic Partner in Africa

Gender Mainstreaming Award for initiatives for introduction of Disabled Youth Programs

2016

Cisco Networking Academy: Instructor recognition Award

2017

CompTIA - CAPP Academic Partner of the Year

CompTIA - Workforce Development Academic Partner of the Year

CompTIA - Outstanding Leader award