Posted on :
5 Aug, 2013
5 Aug, 2013
Anglo American is calling on aspiring entrepreneurs with great ideas, and owners of established businesses to send through their applications for its Entrepreneur Internship Programme (EIP).
The EIP, unique in South Africa, offers early-stage entrepreneurs and established business owners, with business development support, industry exposure, mentoring and networking opportunities.
Anglo American is calling on applications from within the company and externally, including entrepreneurs who may have already submitted proposals to Anglo American’s enterprise development arm Zimele.
Business owners and entrepreneurs who apply will undergo a selection process that includes an entrepreneurial aptitude assessment, one-on-one in-depth interviews, and a face-to-face panel interview.
Throughout the process, Aurik will provide mentorship to the entrepreneurs, which will enable them to put together a business plan to start their new company or expand an existing one. Zimele may after the necessary analysis provide additional funding for those businesses that meet the Anglo American Zimele criteria.
How do I know if I am eligible for the EIP (Entrepreneurs & Business Owners)?
The EIP is open to all entrepreneurs and existing business owners. You are especially encouraged to apply if you are a Historically Disadvantaged South African. In order to be eligible, you must meet the following criteria, with no exceptions:
A minimum of 25 years of age by 31st July 2013.
A minimum of a Higher National Diploma or a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of working experience OR a minimum of 12 years of working business experience.
High aptitude for entrepreneurship, to be determined through a structured assessment.
Demonstrated business innovation and leadership capabilities.
Demonstrated technical skills or experience in areas relevant to your business idea or operating business.
Main features of the Entrepreneur Internship Programme
– Entrepreneurs with new ideas and opportunities: CLICK HERE
– Existing business owners: CLICK HERE
For information on who can apply, what EIP is and more click on: MORE INFO