Building a Legacy Through Empowerment
In 2008, a specialised department was established at Pupkewitz Megabuild and Builders Warehouse to assist and develop small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Namibia.
“I am proud to be part of the Pupkewitz Group. This is truly one of the best companies to work for as it offers enough room for growth by continuously developing staff through various trainings and development initiatives.”
Things in our beautiful Namibia are tough and there are a lot of graduates who cannot find a job. We have responded to this desperate need by initiating this programme to support newly graduated students, helping them gain work experience which will serve as an additional advantage for furthering their careers. Creating opportunity is where it’s at!
The next programme will start in January 2020 and 15 fresh out of varsity students will be taken in and start their journey with MegaBuild.
In 2019, we had great success! The programme kicked-off early in February after more than 600 applications were filtered to select the 14 best candidates to accompany MegaBuild on its first Graduate Programme journey. The candidates where selected based on various elements, such as their field of study, exceptional results achieved, and attitude towards building a career. The programme’s aim is to create an experience where all graduates have the opportunity to add value to their careers so it’s designed to accommodate various fields of study.
Although this is only a six-month programme, the vision remains constant; for graduates to walk away with a value-added experience. The programme last year showed very promising results, as five candidates received permanent contracts at MegaBuild, one candidate’s contract was extended for exceptional performance, another received a bursary from Nedbank, one had already received employment and three are still busy with their programme.
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“I would advise young aspiring professionals out there to take that leap of faith and diversify their skills. I challenge my fellow Namibian youth to think outside the box, explore all available options and truly work hard in discovering their niche.”
The Commercial Advancement Training Scheme (CATS) is a two-year training programme which gives both school leavers and employees the opportunity to gain theoretical and practical training, a key to success. Through collaboration between CATS and MegaBuild, the students are placed on a rotation programme to gain an all-round experience of the business.
This concept dates back to the Middle Ages where students received both practical and book knowledge at the same time. The programme is based on the European Dual Education System.
Those training under CATS will attend a series of classes at Nust for their theoretical training. Since 2013 MegaBuild and CATS have been working together with the vision to create well-rounded students who become talented and successful employees. Fourteen students have been taken in to date and we hope for many more. MegaBuild exists not only in our communities, but with our communities and we work together for a brighter future for Namibia and her people.
Waldo Bampton is one such graduate. He came third in his class and continues to surprise us with his people skills and extraordinary initiative. (We need a pic with the quote?)
“In the pursuit of success and wealth I came across the CATS programme which is a life-changing opportunity. Due to the programme I now have sound knowledge of the daily operations of Pupkewitz Megabuild and I also have a diploma in business process management which can be a great foundation to my career.”
Waldo Bampton (CATS Graduate)
"The Pupkewitz Megabuild Graduate program offered me a crucial platform to apply and experience what I have learned in school!"
"At the end of the day, I can confidently say, I can do any task that is given to me... It is challenging, but rewarding!"
"Not only does it give you the experience, that gives you the breach to the corporate world to start your career, it also gives you that interpersonal relation between you and your colleagues."
"The Pupkewitz Megabuild Graduate Program will teach you things, that you were never taught in University"