Battling unemployment through skills development
Brand Engineering has a policy of employing individuals from local communities that fall within a 100km radius of project sites. This practice has created job opportunities for countless people from rural communities, where employment and skills are often scarce.
The focus is on employing mainly unskilled and unemployed people, who are then given onsite training with instruction facilitated by subject matter experts. Those who have shown potential are identified and mentored where they are further instructed in more specialised assignments. This involves being sent for basic training which aims to improve their employability once the project is complete. This includes courses in health and safety procedures as well as obtaining licencing for vehicles used in lifting operations.
Once a project is completed, a certificate is issued that confirms individuals’ training and skills – proving their competency. This improves their chances of securing future employment in the industry.