Kabelo Mabaso from Turrfontein joined Dove’s as an intern at the beginning of last year and already he’s been promoted to Branch Manager. “I’m moving up the ranks at the age of 23 and it feels great,” he said. He was very impressed with the ongoing support he received from Lulaway and Lulalab. Lulalab is a subsidiary of Lulaway which provides mentorship and on-the-job support to first-time workers who might otherwise find the workplace intimidating. “Petronella from Lulaway phones to check-up on me quite regularly and it means a lot. She also sometimes gives me practical advice and tips for dealing with everyday issues at work.”
As a message to despondent work-seekers Kabelo said, “I also want to motivate people out there to not underestimate the value of an experiential work programme. Work hard, your stipend is not your end goal but rather a means to an end,” he said.
Kabelo is one of 20 000 candidates who have been placed in jobs by Lulaway since 2011.