Posted on :
21 Sep, 2015
21 Sep, 2015
The programme targets final year and honours students studying toward degrees in Information Technology, Business Science, Finance, Marketing, Logistics /Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Business Management, Retail Management and Business Administration.
High potential students who express an interest in the graduate development programme are first required to complete an assessment to identify the Massmart business area best suited to their interests and talents.
Successful applicants then complete a yearlong programme which consists of both retail theory and practical work experience in specific business areas. During the programme graduates are exposed to various learning opportunities which are geared towards sharpening business and retail knowledge, leadership and management skills as well as personal mastery skills. Decisive risk-takers, for example, might enjoy learning more about buying, while meticulous entrepreneurs often prefer finding out more about planning.
Matching the right graduate to the right retail career means that Massmart is able to develop keen students into competent retailers, ready to contribute to the group’s operational and leadership teams.