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SAGEA QNE: Youth Employment – Broadening your reach!

We’ve recently overheard conversations on the perception that graduate programmes are becoming smaller, more focussed, and in some cases elitist – selecting only from the cream of the crop.  The reality across our SAGEA employer community is that we can account for about 10 000 vacancies – way short of the 180 000+ students that graduate each year!  There is an increasingly compelling case for employers to consider youth employment more holistically – so not only graduate programmes but other programme types as well – be it learnerships, internships, apprenticeships etc. 

Standard Bank has, for a long time, focussed on the larger pool of candidates and more recently started pulling this together in a programmatic way to support the business, youth unemployment and the economy.  Join us as we unpack this journey and learn more about how to:

  • Use youth development programmes to broaden graduate access to job opportunities
  • Create integration between youth development offerings
  • Explore sponsoring opportunities beyond the organisation