The opportunity to launch a career in the healthcare sector will be offered to 1 000 South African youths through a five-year commitment from Netcare, one of five flagship companies participating in the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative recently launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
“Investing in the youth through enhancing their employability is a direct investment in the future of South Africa, as this is a vehicle for stimulating inclusive economic growth and advancing socio-economic transformation,” says Dr Richard Friedland, chief executive officer of Netcare.
“Through collaborative partnerships, we can do more to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people, who in turn will be empowered to contribute to the economy while enriching the local healthcare sector through developing relevant skills.”
In total, Netcare aims to upskill 1 000 young South Africans over a five year period through the following career opportunities: 170 pharmacist assistants, 100 pharmacist stock assistants, 110 human resources interns, 30 in technical and engineering fields, 90 learnerships in various fields for disabled youths, as well as 500 registered nurses.
Dr Nceba Ndzwayiba, general manager, enterprise and supplier development at Netcare, explains that in addition to providing training, Netcare intends to offer employment to those graduates who successfully complete their courses and meet all the necessary job requirements.
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