Training tomorrow’s truck drivers
Published on Autotrader.co.za on 15 May 2023
Having recently been certified as a South African “Top Employer” by the Top Employers Institute (TEI), Unitrans is committed to developing highly skilled, well-rounded drivers through its award-winning UniDrive driver training programme.
Unitrans is the market-leading supplier of integrated operational services and solutions across multiple sectors, including mining, petrochemical, and food and consumer logistics.
The company has a wide-ranging footprint that stretches across sub-Saharan Africa and one of its central missions is to leave a positive impact on the economic and social development of the region.
People development is key
Unitrans CEO Terry Bantock says that people development is a central element of this mission. “Our approach to people development considers the strategic imperative of unlocking our employees’ full potential to meet operational needs,” he explains.
“In keeping with this, our organisational effectiveness team drives the implementation of key human capital and business changes, updates, and new initiatives. Their mandate comes directly from the Unitrans board members, who are responsible for leading the company purpose and strategy, as well as deciding the key company initiatives accordingly,” he continues.
“We also invest in the creation of future talent pools through employee bursaries, as well as Learnerships, Apprenticeships, and Internships (LAIs) for unemployed youths,” says Bantock. “These skills development programmes prioritise scarce and critical skills through our Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and Workplace Skills Plan (WSP).”
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