Youth employment crisis: YES to thriving careers and personal growth with 95% graduate retention

June 1st, 2022
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IQbusiness, South Africa’s largest independent management and technology consultancy, has opened applications to its professional graduate programme today. All graduates will be part of the YES4Youth Presidential Initiative, and successful graduate applicants will be immersed in one of South Africa’s most vibrant and challenging professional and career development opportunities.

The 12-month programme seeks to attract South African graduates from across the country, with diverse skills, qualifications and backgrounds. Unlike other firms, IQbusiness is specifically seeking graduates from traditional and non-traditional business-degree backgrounds.

“For the past 9 years, we’ve welcomed, mentored and learned from hundreds of talented young graduates. No South African is immune to the effects of our staggering youth unemployment crisis, and IQbusiness is determined to offer fulfilling work experiences, senior mentoring and catalytic personal growth to as many young people as possible. It’s the only way that our country will start to inclusively grow again” shared Adam Craker, CEO.

The graduate programme offers in-depth and immediate practical experience across the business, in public and private sector client-facing work, underpinned by extensive formal training and exceptional professional networking opportunities every day.

“95% of all our graduates have been offered permanent contracts. This is a true testament to our commitment to delivering meaningful work experiences that build a solid foundation for a sustainable professional career both at IQbusiness and in our wider business, government, and civil society world” shared Asha Mungaldave, Human Capital Executive at IQbusiness.

The experience graduates receive during the year opens enormous professional and entrepreneurial opportunities across the economy.

“IQbusiness is where practical experience meets theory; where formal training and fun collide; and where a rigorous and exciting graduate programme empowers you to take charge of your future in the way that’s right for you” shared Darren Evans, a past graduate and now Senior Manager at IQbusiness.

Mungaldave added that “As a firm with its roots in Africa, we have the passion – and the investment – to take young South Africans where they want to go with their careers with the expertise to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving world”.

Applications close on 31 August, and graduates are invited to apply as soon as possible:

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