Drilling solutions technology provider Rosond of Midrand is in the process of finalising its 2022 bursary recipient scheme, reveals Employee Relations Officer Freddah Motloung. Commencing in 2020, the scheme aims to assist the dependents of Rosond employees as well as deserving students in host communities who need financial assistance to complete their studies. The 2021 recipients attended an induction session at Rosond to introduce them to the business and the industry.
Motloung explains that the focus is on subjects such as engineering, geology, IT, finance, and human resources – in short, all the skill sets that are deployed throughout Rosond itself. Capital solutions company Modern Centric Holdings vets all applications and liaises with the tertiary institutions concerned. It also provides applicants with additional training in the areas of work readiness and general life skills.
“The aim is to offer support to students to complete their studies successfully to improve their chances of being gainfully employed in the mining industry,” says Motloung. Apart from providing a pipeline of future skilled employees for the industry in general, these candidates will be considered for any future vacancies at Rosond itself.
Rosond has a Transformation Committee that meets on a regular basis to evaluate all community social responsibility projects. “Our priority is to focus on our employees and the host communities in which we operate,” stresses Motloung. She reveals that a future development of the bursary recipient scheme is to launch an internship programme at the company itself.