Gijima is one of South Africa’s leading black-owned Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Services Companies in South Africa. Gijima holds a level 2 AAA empowerment rating and is a preferred, integrated ICT partner to a considerable client base of large information technology users in both the private (financial services, retail, manufacturing and mining) and public sectors. Gijima’s intellectual capacity and industry focused business model provides its clients with world class application services, infrastructure configuration and implementation, and end-to-end managed outsource services through its national footprint.
Employing more than 2,200 highly qualified, dedicated and committed professionals, throughout southern Africa, Gijima is well-positioned to add value to all its clients, which includes 14 out of the top 25 companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Gijima is ranked as one of the top BEE IT company in South Africa as reflected by its Level 2 Broad Based Black Empowerment rating and 100% black ownership by the Guma Group.
Gijima’s turnaround strategy, with new leadership in management and the appointment of reputable leaders at Board level, is confirmation of Gijima’s commitment to structure the business for growth and to continue to build on its excellent service delivery track record. Gijima received a number of prestigious awards and achieved many milestones during the past year as it continuously strives to be the leader in its industry.
Gijima Industrial Skills Development Programs
At Gijima Human Capital Management, clients are made more competitive by redesigning and supporting key human capital management processes. Gijima concerns itself with the effective acquisition, development, optimization, retention and measurement of IT and technical staff as a strategic business asset. Gijima also assist organizations in the adoption of new technologies and processes through organizational change and skill development programs.
Through years of serving the sector, Gijima has developed an exceptional understanding of the Metals, Engineering and Mining industries. Gijima delivers technical skill development services through leading training centers in Benoni, Middelburg and Lephalale, as well as with a number of programs available at client sites. Training takes place in Gijima’s well-equipped workshops or on client sites, facilitated by training consultants and assessors with high-level of industry and training experience.
Gijima Industrial Skills Development offerings include apprenticeships, learnerships, assessments, skills programs and specialist courses in a wide range of disciplines. These include mechanical, electrical, welding, boiler-making, rigging, pipe fitting and hydraulics, as well as control and instrumentation.
Gijima is an accredited trade test center operator and also provide comprehensive trade test preparation to ensure success rates. Gijima also assesses and provides competence profiles for existing artisans. The company provides a range of operations and compliance courses, including the following:
- Mobile lifting equipment training and licensing
- SHEQ training
- Supervisory training
Gijima’s services and training facilities are accredited with the MERSETA, ESETA, CHIETA as well as the MQA. Gijima has a proud track record in managing outsourced training centers, as well as large scale projects where it owns the entire process from recruitment to final certification.
Learnerships are offered at Gijima for students wishing to get a hands-on learning experience in the workplace. Through the learnership program, students get the opportunity to study and improve their qualifications while also gaining professional experience. This life-changing experience is a really good chance to expand your knowledge, upgrade your skills, hone professionalism, and enhance your curriculum vitae / resume. In addition, upon completion of the learnership program, you will receive a higher qualification which will be advantageous to better your career and future. This opportunity is especially recommended for young people who do not have professional experience in the workplace and are unemployed.
As one of the leading companies in South Africa, the generous Gijima brings hope to the youth who wish to get higher qualification while also gaining professional experience, by offering learnerships in several fields, as some of them are mentioned below:
- ICT Networking and Security
- People Management
- Information Technology
- Information Technology Business Leadership
- Communications Technology
Gijima learnerships usually take up to 24 months to complete, depending on the fields. Selected candidates will be required to sign an agreement before starting the learnership program.
Prior to applying for the Gijima Learnership program, make sure you meet all of the eligibility criteria as mentioned below:
- You must be a South African citizen with valid ID
- You must hold a Matric or Grade 12 qualification (level 5 NSC) with completed subjects of Mathematics (not Mathematical Literacy) and English, each with a minimum score of C symbol
- If applicable, you must hold a diploma or degree in the field of study that is relevant to the position you are applying for
- You must not have a criminal record
- It would be advantageous if you are able to communicate fluently in English
- If required, you must be willing to be relocated during the learnership program
Further requirements may apply and can be seen on the official website. Requirements may vary for each position. To apply for Gijima learnerships, you must fill-in and submit an application form along with its supporting documents. Application documents that you must prepare before starting your application includes the following. Please note that these may not be the only documents required. Check the official advertisement on Gijima’s official website for details.
- Application form
- Curriculum vitae with a maximum of 3 pages
- Copy of your valid identity documents
- Certified copy of your Matric or Grade 12 certificate
- Certified copy of your diploma / degree certificate (if applicable)
- A valid proof of your English proficiency
Applications are usually closed in September, although not necessarily for it depends on each position. Gijima learnerships are not offered on a yearly basis. Thus, you should check for updates and announcements regularly on Gijima’s official website..
Successful applicants will be notified for the further selection stage. Extra eligibility requirements may apply throughout each stage of the selection process. If you do not receive any notification from Gijima within a month after the application deadline, consider your application to be unsuccessful.
Discover other skills development programs provided by Gijima on Gijima’s Human Capital Management web page.