Pepkor IT Internship Programme


Pepkor IT has a passion to invest in the future talent of South Africa and the Western Cape. This can only be done by giving people opportunities and developing them.

2015 was certainly a year to celebrate! Pepkor IT launched its first ever Internship programme in conjunction with CapaCiti and the Western Cape Government. It all started when Gabrie Gouws, Pepkor IT CIO, attended a CIO meeting where the Western Cape Government spoke about their plan to assist thousands of graduates in gaining employment through contracting with companies to provide internship programmes to ensure the IT Industry in the Western Cape has access to skilled graduates. Seeing as Pepkor IT has a passion to invest in the future talent of South Africa and the Western Cape, it was the ideal opportunity to get involved.

The Western Cape Government used UWC and Capaciti as vendors to provide a one year intensive training programme to ensure the graduates were ready for the world of work. Part of this programme was an 8 – 5 work day in a lab where they had to simulate the real world of work, code and solve actual IT problems. One can imagine that many of the students found this gruelling and many fell out during the first few weeks also known as "boot camp".

During speed interviews and assessments the pool of candidates was narrowed down to 10 candidates who Pepkor IT felt were ideal for our internship.

As this was our first internship programme, we imagined that a success rate of 5/10 would be acceptable, but being who we are, we stretched our goal to 7. With eager interns and passionate team leads we hit the jackpot with 10 out of 10 interns being appointed permanently. A huge thank you to everyone involved. Also, a huge thank you to Capaciti and the Western Cape Government. We understand the time and dedication it took to invest in these lives.

We are proud of our 2015 Interns, Well done!
Top left to right: Heinrich Cockrell, Thembelani Momoti, Senzekile Nojaholo,  Heinrich Davids, Vuyisile Mqumbisa
Bottom left to right: Michelle Hercules, Ludwekazi Jodwana,  Nadine Herbert, Ntombikayise Mazibuko, Kanya Mavume


The 2016 Interns ready for success at Pepkor IT:
Top left to right: Sive Kobe, Justin Macalagh, Sipho Maleka, Keno Lawrence, Caleeb Aploon
Bottom left to right: Rashied Jacobs, Nonelela Ntanjana, Aneeque Stellenboom, Mahlatse Chuene


Become a Success

At the backbone of this all sits our people and our culture, an unique environment where people are allowed to grow.