The Premier’s Advancement of Youth (PAY) project allows selected matriculants the opportunity to gain relevant work experience, credible references and an opportunity to make more informed future career choices. This program gives candidates an entry level job to gain valuable work experience.
Besides the benefit for interns, it also benefits departments, as interns provide much needed administrative support and help lighten the workload.
A total of 850 eager young people started their training on 25 March 2019 before meeting their mentors shortly thereafter, 12 new faces were warmly welcomed to the Provincial Treasury.
Getting to know the new faces…….
“I work in Local Government Revenue and Expenditure, my duties are to record invoices, booking venues for meetings and doing telephone bills. I would like to gain experience in the workplace and skills to do admin work. My first week was great, my mentor introduced me to the people I will be working with and she told me what will be my duties and expected of me to do.”
Cassidy van der Byl
“I work in Local Government Supply Chain Management, my duties are general admin work. I would like to gain from this opportunity the ability to behave appropriately in a workplace environment. My first week in the work place was a learning experience but not as challenging as I thought it would be.”
“I work in Financial Governance, my duties are to render general administrative support to the Chatered Accountants Academy, and also to render administrative support for events/projects. I want to gain some experience in the world of work, to broaden my knowledge on an office job, and also I want to learn more about myself and how I can portray the values I have learnt here into my future jobs or career path, as well as becoming more independent and building my confidence. The first few weeks were rather easy going but as soon as I was well settled in to my workplace I began to learn so much more than I anticipated, this made me look forward to the more challenging parts of this great opportunity.”
“I work in the Record Management unit, my job is keeping of records, opening of post, filing, franking (postage) and distributing of circular and budget related documents. I would like to gain experience in the workplace as well as new skills. My first few weeks was great, I have learnt quite a few things and met a few people who I learnt so much from.”
“I work in the Record Management department, my job description is similar to Abdul-Jaleel. I would like to gain as much experience as I can and to learn how to be at any workplace. My first few weeks was excellent. I met a lot of people and everyone was very friendly. I have learnt a lot from my mentor of what Treasury is about and how important our jobs are.”
“I work in SOMS, my duties include rendering general administrative support. I would like to gain work experience, employability skills and good CV references. My first week was relaxed, not overworked. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. The work I have received is interesting and enjoyable.”
“I am the intern in the Local Government Budget Office, my duty is to assist the whole of LGBO team. I would like to gain from this opportunity as much knowledge as I can gain about finance before I head to university and how it feels to actually be in a workplace and be an actual employee. My first week wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be, the team was welcoming on my first day”
I work in Financial Governance, I assent with tool called MGap, as well as with making sure everyone is updated with upcoming meetings. I’d like to gain from this opportunity more knowledge on how government is able to run itself and also be alive to understand financial governance itself. My first weeks was hard because I couldn’t understand some of the words used but as time went by I learnt and still am learning.
I am the communication intern, the purpose of my job is to assist with general clerical, administration and communication tasks. From this wonderful opportunity I would like to gain relevant work experience as well as credible references, what I’ve gain from this opportunity is the ability to take a back step and thoroughly take in account all the possible career paths I’d like to pursue in life, my first few weeks was a great learning occasion for me due to the fact that I had to assist in the HOD office I was able to acquire the necessary understanding of PT as well as its different functions.
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