Identifying future talent

By | 2018-11-05T15:08:34+00:00 November 1st, 2018|News|
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Epiroc was the co-sponsor at the DHL GradStar Awards 2018. 

The DHL GradStar programme was created to imitate the process used by leading employers to identify future talent and draws sponsorships from numerous blue-chip companies across various market sectors.

Epiroc - The GradStar programme reaches out to all varsity career centres in the country. Image credit: Epiroc

The GradStar programme reaches out to all varsity career centres in the country. Image credit: Epiroc

The programme reaches out to all varsity career centres in the country and from thousands of entries received from different fields of study and locations, the top 100 university students who display the best leadership qualities and readiness for the workplace are selected.

The best talent is hand-picked in a four-stage judging process that includes behavioural testing and personal interviewing that comprises psychometric testing and video interviews. Then follows a one-day workshop hosted by the competition sponsors in which the top 100 students compete to secure a place in the ‘top 10 of the finest’. During a celebratory gala dinner on 26 September 2018 at the Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, the top 10 receive a trophy and certificate and earn the highly sought-after title of GradStar alumni.

“We are proud to be part of this prominent competition,” states Lerato Mokgethi, regional human resource manager for Epiroc South Africa. “The workshops hosted at the Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, presents us with an opportunity to interact with the students and share information about Epiroc. This is an ideal platform to showcase our company’s strengths to some of the country’s finest and highly employable university students and to demonstrate why Epiroc is an employer of choice. During the workshop, the students are also given the opportunity to display their skillsets enabling us to identify the final top 10.”

Wrapping up, Mokgethi said that the GradStar programme equips the students with the necessary skills to start their careers and opens the doors of opportunity by showcasing some of the most employable graduates to potential employers.

“Epiroc congratulates these students who have worked hard to make it through the GradStar Awards 2018 and we wish them every success in their future careers.”