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Welcome PAY Interns

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New faces were seen in the hallways at Provincial Treasury when 32 new PAY Interns started their one year internship.

The PAY Internship program was introduced as one of the Western Cape Government’s main youth empowerment projects to assist students who have just finished high school to gain in-service experience and a better understanding of the workplace.

The benefits for interns are:

  • Work experience in the public sector
  • Gain contactable references Gain skills and experience to assist jobseekers
  • A paid GAP-year to make informed career choices together with a network of contacts

Provincial Treasury’s new and vibrant interns began their journey with 5 days of training before meeting their mentors on the 9th of April.

Let’s get to know the new faces:

  • Lemeez llama Abels

“I work in the supply chain unit. Here I promote and enforce transparency and effective management in respect of revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities of provincial departments and provincial public entities. I hope to gain and improve my skills and also to be more confident in anything that I would like to do in future.  My first week was very informative as I was introduced to my new surroundings and also get to know my colleagues.”IMG_7779

  • Mishqa Anderson

I work in the financial governance and accounting unit as a Personal Assistant to the director of the unit. I want to gain as much skills as possible so that at the end of the day I am capable of doing almost anything. My first week went extremely well and I felt welcome while given the opportunity to settle in and build relationships.”IMG_7809

  • Nikita Arendse

“I work in the budget office and capture income and expenses on spreadsheets. I hope to receive and in-depth knowledge of the budgeting process and gain general office experience. My first week was all about getting to know colleagues and what my role will be in the unit.”IMG_7765

  • Duane Arendse

I work in the supply chain unit. Our role is to promote and enforce transparency and effective management in respect of revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities of provincial departments and provincial public entities. I would like to develop my skills so that I can broaden my horizons for when I continue my studies. The experience I gain will improve my CV. My first week was very adventurous, getting back into a routine and also experiencing new things while coming to work and leaving the office at the end of the workday. I feel like I have become a responsible adult with my own responsibilities and duty to my employer who depends on me to get the job done.” IMG_7780

  • Lihle Balasana

I work at Strategic Operational Management Support also known as SOMS. In this unit I am responsible for correspondence: receive documents, accept, scan and route it via the MyContent system. I also deliver the physical documents to the relevant people. I also do photocopying and printing and also answer calls. I hope to grow to my best ability within this unit and also give my very best with each and every task given to me. During my first week I felt extremely welcomed by my new colleagues and I immediately felt that this is where I belong.”IMG_7819

  • Larnelle Britz

“I work in the registry unit and here we basically work with documents that have to be archived, so we prepare them according to date and then take them to be archived, once that is done we then have to capture all the data. From this internship I hope to be able to broaden my knowledge on how to deal with different types of people, become a team player and learn how to act in a professional workplace. I was very productive during my first week and learnt a lot of new things. While everyone have very different personalities, we all have one common goal and that is to learn and grow within the workplace”IMG_7751

  • Courtney Carstens

“I work in the registry unit and in this unit I work on the disposing and archiving of important documents with three other interns. From this internship I hope to receive lots of experience and exposure in this specific field because it will give me a better understanding of working in the public sector and help me to make the decision of whether or not this is what I would like to study. My first week was very eye opening and not at all what I expected. Many would think that this department is self-explanatory but it’s so much more.”IMG_7745

  • Lorenzo John Cloete

I am in the supply chain management unit and within this unit I do the ordering and issuing of whatever the department needs. I hope to better my CV and also gain the necessary experience needed for when I have completed my studies and begin my career. My first week was very enlightening as I met many people and also got the feel of what the life of a working person is. I’ve really enjoyed the first week and look forward to the rest of the year.”IMG_7825

 

  • Miche Engelbrecht

“I work in the unit of legal policy, so I read legal documents and policies that are put in place to protect our employees. The most valuable thing I would like to achieve from this internship is knowledge within the working environment. I am here to learn first and foremost and just do my very best at the job that is given to me. My first week started off slow but the pace quickly increased. I got to know my colleagues and was warmly welcomed by my unit. I look forward to the rest of the year with them.”IMG_7797

  • Rayzeen Jansen

 I work in the Office of the HOD and here I do filing, answer incoming calls as well as control the register book, capturing all incoming and outgoing documents. It is important to keep record of all documents and the names of who delivered or collected it to ensure and efficient and effective office environment. I hope to improve my administration skills because I would really like to study Human Resource Management once I have completed my internship. My first I was given the opportunity to experience many new things within the workplace and have already increased my knowledge.

I’ve also met many of my new colleagues and learnt a lot from them and my mentor during this very short time period.”IMG_7728

 

  • Jaime Julies

“I work in the registry unit, here I work with A20 files which are important documents that have to be kept for years to come and I recover them and prepare them for the archives. This job is too much for one person so that is why I am privileged to have three other interns to make the load lighter. Together we get the job done quicker and have built an impeccable bond. I hope to gain lots of knowledge and experience from this internship that I can apply to my future job opportunities. My first week was very productive, I was immediately put to work which was amazing because I was taught many things and I am extremely eager to learn so much more.”IMG_7748

  • Chase Kote

“I am in the local government supply chain management unit. In this unit I do filling for the time being but I am undergoing a training course with my mentor. This training entails a rundown on the way our database works so that I will be able to do data capturing as well. My first week started off slow but after my training I should be working at full-steam. I do not know what I would like to study next year and therefore hope to gain experience and learn as much as I can, giving me the guidance to choose a relevant field of study.”IMG_7820

  • Uthandile Makasi {Grant}

“I work in the registry unit, here we deal with the documents that have to be sent to be archived.

I hope to gain work experience and learn to control your emotions when you want something done but the people you are with do not understand the importance of it. I also want to be compassionate and understanding towards other people. My first week was very tough because I had to change my routine, adjust to getting up early and then coming to work and then immediately doing what needs to be done. The work was quick and easy to adapt to because we work as team and we can depend on one another”IMG_7755

  • Logan Maloy

I work for the Financial Governance unit and I scan through and read legal documents that are put in place to protect our employees. My first week was awesome. I enjoy the atmosphere in my workplace and also my colleagues are very welcoming and made me feel at home. I am here to learn everything there is to know about my unit and just gain the experience needed for when I start work after my studies.”IMG_7802

  • Ntombikayise Mbalo {Ntombi}

“I am in the Fiscal Policy unit and I do lots of admin work which includes lots of filling, answering phone calls, deliveries and also act as a Personal Assistant to my mentor.

My first week was better than what I expected and I am very fortunate to be shown the ropes very early on. I know that this year for me will very productive and that I will learn so many more new things. I am hoping to achieve a better understanding of my future career choice because at the moment I am torn between a few fields. I do however know that I want to do something in the economy industry but not entirely sure as to what exactly. That is why this internship is so important to me, to help me choose my career path through work experience.”IMG_7811

  • Chante Neethling

“I work for the unit of Local Government Finance. In this unit I do filing, capturing of leave forms, assisting with the QPR folders, receive collection of payment for the entertainment club as well as filling claims and assisting my mentor when need be. My aspirations are to achieve more knowledge and broaden my experience in the finance field as I wish to pursue in this career path in the near future.

My first week went very well, I felt very welcomed and learnt so many things in such a short period of time and I hope to learn many more during the course of this internship.” IMG_7761

  • Dillon Olieslager

“I am in the supply chain management unit and within this unit I do the ordering and issuing of whatever the department needs.

I hope that this internship will help to better my CV and also maybe help me to receive a bursary because I really hope to one day study LLB law. During my first week I had to stamp documents which I really enjoyed.”IMG_7821

  • Claudine Page

I work for the unit of supporting and interlinked financial systems. I hope to not only acquire new knowledge but also equip myself with a broader range of skills. The most important thing for me to gain from an experience like this is the perspective from an employee. My first week was very interesting, not only within the workplace but also the step into independence and just being treated and seen as a fellow colleague. I learnt the various systems my unit works with and what they are actually responsible for and it is no walk in the park.”IMG_7817

  • Asiphe Rojie

“At first it was pretty daunting as I still had to adjust to my work environment but I get to share my desk with my colleague Claudine. I work at the Supporting & Interlinked Financial System Directorate. What I would like to achieve from this internship is to improve my skills and afterwards study further or find a possible job within Provincial Treasury.”IMG_7814

  • Codi Mishay van Schalkwyk

 “I work in the Local Government Accounting Directorate. My main goal is to learn new skills in order to prepare myself to become an accountant. At my unit, I have a little more insight regarding processes and I work on the MSCO system implementation reports for all Western Cape municipalities. Although I enjoyed my first week at Treasury, it was hard in the beginning but I have now adjusted. My motto in life is: Tackle things head-on and make the most of it.”IMG_7776

  • Caitlin Roberts

I am in the local government budget office, here I am a Personal Assistant, and so this entails answering phone calls and doing filling. I am also a runner, so I am on the move delivering documents as instructed by my mentor. My first week was very welcoming, I didn’t have many expectations as to what was going to happen but I am here to learn and gain lots of experience to better improve my CV for my future.”IMG_7763

  • Tyron Messiah

I work in the financial governance unit and here I update the databases and review policies. I hope to receive a bursary and study in my chosen field. My first week was very interesting, I learnt a lot from my mentor and the other employees and I look forward to be learning many more things.”IMG_7800

 

  • Zandile Mvumbi

I work in the LG Accounting unit and here I do ratios and collect data from the different municipalities. I hope to gain lots of skills especially when it comes to the computers. At school we didn’t have that computer training and I am really looking forward to just learn as much as I can. My first week was very nice, everybody made me feel extremely welcome and made sure I felt like part of the team.”IMG_7775

And last but not least, you get to know the author of this article – Britney Brink

“I work in the office of the HOD as a communications assistant, doing general administration, assist with events management as well as internal communication tasks such as writing articles for the Treasury Connect blog. I am an administrator on the blog and assist with registering and subscribing staff members to have access to the blog, email notices and also update the PT Screens that broadcast important information for staff members should know.

My aim is to learn as much as I can and be an asset to my fellow colleagues, seeing the difference my contribution makes to the greater Treasury. I want to absorb as much knowledge as possible and learn from each and every experience. Since my first week at Treasury, my tasks have steadily increased and they gave me the opportunity to meet many of the roughly 320 staff members. I visited each and every directorate and was given a helicopter-view of their operations. One thing is clear, teamwork is key to success and I will need to rely on each every one of you to source information for our internal communication platforms. I am really fortunate to have been place with such amazing people and I cannot wait for what the rest of the year has in store.”IMG_7827

One thought on “Welcome PAY Interns

  1. Thanks for the great article. I will help me to put names to the new faces in PT.

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