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Compuways / GetCertified helps young South Africans enter the job market

Young South Africans struggle to find employment. In a drive to improve their lot, SARS now offers a special tax incentive to encourage employers to hire younger staff. If an employee is between the ages of 18 and 29 and earns R6000 or less, their employer can reduce the PAYE on their income as per the calculations set out by SARS.

“While this is a start,” says Arnold Graaff, CEO of Compuways / GetCertified IT Training in Johannesburg, “more needs to be done to help the younger generation find employment after leaving school.”

Graaff cites the case of Xolani, a recent graduate of GetCertified’s Java Job Prep Bootcamp. “Here was a young gentleman who met our basic criteria – a matric certificate with a comfortable pass in mathematics. Further, he took our aptitude test and the results were very positive. But he had no way to cover his training costs. We decided to give him the opportunity to realise his potential and granted him a study loan.” GetCertified offers qualifying candidates loans to complete their studies, repayable once they have found employment.

Students sit the internationally recognised Oracle Certified Associate Java exam and Oracle Certified Professional Java exam. Once they graduate, GetCertified’s sister company and top IT recruitment firm Compuways places them with a suitable employer.

Xolani did well in all the modules he studied and went on to pass his Oracle exams. He also completed the course’s practical web application development project with distinction. The candidate soon received two interviews, resulting in a job offer as a junior programmer with Astidian Systems, a developer of cloud-based business software.

Andries Pretorius, CEO of Astidian, met Xolani during the course. “We recognised his potential and were keen to see how he developed.” In fact, on hiring him, the company decided to repay Xolani’s study debt in return for an agreed period of service. Also, they immediately sent him on another GetCertified course to learn database programming. Astidian has used Compuways / GetCertified for almost 8 years for all its recruitment, training and certification requirements.

Pretorius says that while the demand is great, there is a distinct lack of skilled Java programmers in South Africa and the number of frameworks and technologies used by development companies varies widely. This makes it difficult for employers to find developers with the qualifications and expertise they require for their specific needs. So, companies are on the lookout for candidates who can apply logical thinking to deconstruct problems and build up solutions. It’s natural for employers to train junior programmers over the long term to nurture their skills. Says Pretorius: “GetCertified’s excellent courses follow the latest syllabi, turning out well-rounded junior programmers who have been exposed to the newest technologies and methods of programming. The result is that we can get new hires productive very quickly.”

Xolani says young people should take more interest in short courses. Many university leavers with computer science degrees find themselves overqualified and under-experienced. “Decide what you want to do, go for the short course and get the skills you need to start earning. The rest will come with experience.”

Through the efforts of companies like GetCertified and Astidian Systems, young South Africans have the opportunity to find employment and establish themselves in the workforce. Both companies encourage employers to support the youth of South Africa.

GetCertified also offers Boot Camps for database administration, Business Intelligence, PHP and Microsoft .NET development.

For more information, visit GetCertified’s web site at http://www.getcertified.co.za/bootcamps/java or http://www.getcertified.co.za/bootcamps for all available Boot Camps. Prospective students are invited to attend open days by appointment from Monday to Saturday.

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Randburg: IT Sales Consultant

My client in Randburg is looking for an IT Sales consultant. MUST HAVE similar experience and a good IT understanding. Must have been involved in IT Sales in the past with a good sales record.

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Passing SCJP after 3 months on Java Job Prep

Well done Daniel on passing your SCJP international Java exam with 71% ! After starting with zero experience on our Java Job Prep in July, Daniel has set a new record. The other record was set by Pierre who passed his OCA exam after 6 weeks!

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Student passes OCA Java Exam on first try !

Student passes OCA Java Exam on first try !

Congratulations, Pierre, on passing your Oracle Java Associate Exam with 91% on your first try ! From Arnold and the rest of the July 2013 Java Job Prep group .

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Sandton: .NET Developer

Our client is looking for a Mid-level IT developer who is specialised in vb.net and SQL

Role includes:

• Maintaining software
• Developing new software (including new web-services and other .net technologies)
• Must be strong in SQL
• System architect skills
• Front end and html not as important

Company Description:

We are a dynamic, growing online marketing firm specialising in lead generation. We are all about high levels of performance, constantly striving to be the leaders in our field. We have an amazing team of employees, who all take pride in high levels of performance and constantly work towards improvement and optimising of skills. We are focused on continuous testing of our systems, campaigns and processes in order to optimise performance. We are all about high performance.

Requirements:

• Minimum three years experience in SQL
• Degree/diploma relating to IT

Personal Skills/Attributes:

• Problem solving
• Driven by technology and eager to learn new technologies
• Deadline driven
• Ability to cope under pressure
• Self-motivated
• Self-disciplined
• Attention to detail
• Adaptability and flexibility

Details:

Province: Gauteng
City: Sandton
Type: Permanent
Job level: Mid

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Upcoming Part-time IT Training

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Lynnwood: Sales Executive (JD Non PSO Co)

Objective:

  • Responsible for generating new sales, managing the sales process and developing client relationships. Will operate across a defined territory and will carry a sales quota to be delivered on annually

Competencies:

  • Business development
  • Direct sales
  • Problem solving
  • High technical ICT skills to support understanding of client’s requirements
  • Ability to conceptualize , analyze, document and present solutions and proposals to clients
  • Understanding the value proposition of strategy
  • Networking skills
  • Self motivated
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to function well under pressure
  • An options thinker (use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions)
  • Facilitate or lead meetings, teams, or work groups to encourage participation, build mutual trust, respect and cooperation among participants

Qualifications and experience:

  • Strong understanding of and exposure to the ICT industry
  • A proven sales track record and ability selling ICT solutions
  • At least 10 years experience in a similar position
  • Proven leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to conceptualize and articulate an ICT solution
  • High technical skills in:
  • Microsoft windows applications
  • HP and IBM server infrastructure
  • Datacenter services
  • Radio networks
  • ISP business
  • Telephony and VOIP solutions
  • Office automation solutions

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Ensure that a professional business enablement (pre-sales) department responds / delivers the appropriate business cases / RFPs / proposals, etc
  • Ensure delivery of sales targets for the business unit
  • Initiate / develop business development solutions for the various markets / segments
  • Assist in developing a business model for new products and services and other initiatives in existing and other industries
  • Proactive engagement with clients and the market with a view to growing awareness and visibility of managed ICT services, products and capabilities
  • Leading the technical and sales process in closing deals

Comments:

A person who is passionate about sales and discovering new opportunities

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Java Spring Framework 3 10 evening classes starting on 31 July

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Tanzania: Plant Contracts Administrator

http://www.compuways.co.za/can_viewspec.asp?job=3481

Reporting to the Process Plant Project Manager we seek to appoint a Process Plant Contracts Administrator for the Process Plant Expansion Project at our Bulyanhulu gold mining operation. The incumbent will finalise the EPC contract and administer all contract related matters for the Bulyanhulu Process Plant Expansion Project through execution and closeout phases. The contract will be based on NEC3 contracting methodology. The relevant contracting and standards and procedures will be adhered to and corporate guidelines followed. The incumbent will manage the site contract meetings and keep the necessary project records on the designated ABG database.

KEY RESULT AREAS/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Administers the commercial and administrative aspects of contracts issued and ensures proper implementation of contract provisions and closeout procedures.
  • Interacts with the Project Manager for the contract administration requirements and the Contracts Team (JHB and DAR) on Purchase Orders, Service Requisitions and other related aspects
  • Interacts with Supply Chain on Site with receiving and issue of Orders
  • Executes overall management of documentation associated with construction contracts.
  • Prepares and administers contract change orders (CCO). Assessing and responding to early warning and compensation events as required
  • Maintains the contract cost report updated, including estimated futures costs.
  • Administers monthly progress payments and ensures compliance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Advises the Project Manager on the interpretation and administration of the contractual and commercial obligations of the Contractors.
  • Keeps a written record and an up-to-date filing system for all documents related to the contract. Monitors and controls contract correspondence, follows up and answers as required.
  • Expedites reviews of contract documentation by appropriate personnel.
  • Attends the weekly contract meetings and expedites commercial aspects of the contract.
  • Assures the transfer of as-built drawings and technical documents from/to the Contractor.
  • Coordinates the claims, analysis and negotiations.
  • Executes and coordinates contract closeout as per project procedures
  • Updating Livelink with documents control
  • Updating Pronto with info required
  • Create Service and Direct Purchase requisitions in Flowcentric
  • Report writing out of Qlickview

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Professional status desirable.
    Experience Requirements:

    • Minimum 10 years of experience in contracts administration on mining projects larger than USD 100M, especially processing plants.
    • EPC contract management experience is preferred.
    • Expatriate experience in a developing country.
    • NEC3 contracting methodology.
    • Supply Chain experience from Service requisition creation to Receiving in Store
    • General Supply Chain Experience

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