Private Property’s new CSR initiative is a learnership programme through which two talented, young people are sponsored to study Business Administration for 1 year, while gaining valuable work experience. The students are working for the duration of their studies at the Private Property head office, in the sales and support centre. The aim of this initiative is to change lives by helping people who have ambition and a thirst for knowledge, in a real and tangible way.
The two young men accepted into the learnership program have positive attitudes and bright futures ahead of them - they simply needed an opportunity and Private Property were happy to provide. Having learnt a lot from their humble beginnings, they have a different way of looking at the world and are on a quest for knowledge and a career.
Coming from a diesel mechanics background, Nduduzo was left in a predicament when he was laid off by the post office. With a daughter to support and no income for 5 months, he heard about the learnership programme at Private Property and grabbed it with both hands. Impressing us with his ambition and drive, he’s been a wonderful addition to the team. He’d like to make his future in property law, in order to protect those who have had their land taken by force.
Mfundo has come from a public management environment, however he heard about the learnership programme from a Private Property employee and decided to jump on the opportunity to hone his business skills. He has a keen interest in marketing, and is enjoying the business administration course immensely. He appreciates the cultural diversity and unique business culture of Private Property and wants to make his career at such a company.
“We believe in impacting the lives of those around us, and we see this as a great opportunity for our learnership students not only to grow in the business, but also to grow in the world,” said Craig Stuart, Culture Manager at Private Property.
Private Poperty sees this as an opportunity to grow a new part of the business and is aiming to run a learnership programme every year, to further enhance the lives of people in a tangible, meaningful way.