Tsebo Outsourcing Group furthers local skills development as 48 employees graduate with management development qualification accredited by SSETA
Johannesburg – Monday, 16 March 2015: A total of 48 employees at Tsebo Outsourcing Group (Tsebo) recently graduated from the Management Development Programme (MDP) as part of the Group’s education and training programme. Accredited by The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA), the MDP is aimed at entry-level management candidates along with those aspiring to enter the middle or senior management arena.
“As a BBBEE Level 2 organisation, Tsebo is committed to furthering the skills and future career prospects of our employees. We see so much potential in our workforce of 27 000 every day; the MDP is an excellent opportunity to acquire the necessary leadership and functional experience to effectively implement best practice and strategy,” explained Disebo Thobye, Human Resources Director at Tsebo Outsourcing Group.
“We’re very proud of the 48 graduates who were selected to partake in the courses from across the Group’s catering companies, including Fedics, TsAfrika and Equality Reef. Our catering solutions traverse all economic segments and markets across Africa and our managers have to consistently deliver outstanding modern catering at excellent cost and value. Our solutions need to make commercial sense to customers and that is where the MDP makes a real difference,” continued Thobye.
The programmes are undertaken over a one to two-year period and are based on a part-time study model. All programmes are modularised, enabling students to link in at any stage to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
One of the graduates, Stephen Nyalunga said, “I am very excited about the opportunity and I plan to continue studying until I get my MDP3 qualification. I started working for Tsebo 8 years ago and after leaving for a short while, I reapplied for a job at Fedics and got it. I’m so glad I did because I can now start planning my career and secure the future of my family.”