Telecom Namibia scoops IPM award

22 Nov 2013 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 22 NOV (NAMPA) - Telecom Namibia on Thursday scooped the Namibian Chapter of the Institute of People Management (IPM)’s award as the company which employs the most students.
This award recognises organisations which have made concerted efforts and progress in providing learnerships and internships to students from institutions of higher learning.
“These companies should demonstrate that they have made deliberate efforts to expose students with such skills and knowledge, and Telecom Namibia just did that,” IPM president Tim Ekandjo said during the 2013 IPM Excellence Awards held in the capital.
Ekandjo is also Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs’ Officer at Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC).
Telecom Namibia was recognised for having an effective talent pipeline scheme, aimed at providing bursaries.
It also invested over N.dollars 13 million in 2013 towards skills’ development for employees.
A total of 59 school-leavers are active on their bursary scheme, while 50 candidates participate in the graduate development scheme as technicians or engineers on training.
Currently, 10 candidates are on experiential learning at Telecom.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director of Santam Namibia Franco Feris took the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Year award, while Motor-Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia (MVA) Human Resources’ (HR) Director Fanuel Uugwanga was voted IPM HR Director of the Year.
The Ohlthaver and List Group’s Human Capital manager Borney Britz walked away with the IPM HR Business Partner of the Year award, while MTC’s Organisational Development manager Jessica Moore took the IPM Thought Leaders of the Year award.
The IPM invites nominations for the awards on an annual basis, and entry is voluntary.
An IPM committee reviews all entries, and based on the motivations, selects the best.