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Meet Our 2021 FirstRand FirstJob Interns

Meet Our 2021 FirstRand FirstJob Interns

As part of the Tshepo 1 million campaign that was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2017 First Rand has opened up the opportunity for companies, NGOs, and community-based organizations to apply to join the FirstRand/ First Jobs program. This program enables organizations that get selected to get a chance to hire much-needed interns that they would not necessarily be able to pay directly because of many different reasons including but not limited to budget constraints for 12 months. FirstRand would allow for organizations to recruit interns that they would pay on behalf of the selected organizations, and would also provide additional support & training to the interns for the duration of the internship. FirstRand will also be giving the interns a chance to further their education by paying for any course of their choice for up to R11000.

enke heeded the call for organizations to apply and we were lucky enough to be one of the selected organizations. We were able to interview and recruit 4 new interns for enke 3 who are based in Gauteng and 1 intern who is based in the Northern Cape with the enke team in De Aar. The interns are based within our programs and operations departments and started on the 1st of July 2021.

Lindokuhle Mkhize

Lindokuhle ‘Lindo’ Mkhize is a Programs intern, he works under the catalyst program. Lindo enjoys playing chess and watching movies in his spare time. His favorite book is Lord of the rings. His favorite quote is ‘I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best;’.

“What makes me excited about joining enke is that I read your company’s mission and vision. After finding out more information about your company from social media, I can see how my goals align with the purposes of the company. There’s nothing I love more than when I am working with other engaged individuals towards a common goal, and that’s what excited me about working here. “

Londeka Khoza

Londeka ‘Londy’ Khoza is an operations intern. Londeka enjoys reading and cooking in her spare time. Her favorite book is Becoming by Michelle Obama. Londeka’s favorite quote is “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way’.

“I am interested in being part of enke because it believes in the empowerment and development of the youth”

Busisiwe Ngcanga

Busisiwe ‘Busi’ Ngcanga is a program intern, she is located in the Northern Cape. Busi works under the Trailblazer and CPI program. Busi enjoys reading and writing and spending time with her family. Her Favorite book is 7 thoughts to live by and her favorite quote is ‘I am defined by my imperfections’

“What makes me excited about joining Enke is the Warmth but mostly it is an organization that will challenge me to fully use my skills for the success of the organization. I will be having an opportunity to get out of my comfort zone.”

Zama Mokoena

Zama ‘Zamie’ Mokoena is a program intern, she works under the trailblazer and CPI program. Zama enjoys volunteering and watching movies in her spare time. Her favorite quote is ‘Own race, Own pace. 

“What makes me excited about joining enke is the fact that I believe that it is a great platform that will allow me to grow and to learn new things. The fact that I will be working in an environment that promotes growth and teamwork.”