Monday, 27 June 2011

Standard Chartered: Do you have what it takes to be part of our growing team?



Are you a graduate and interested in being part of a dynamic Consumer Banking Team. If yes, then we want to work with you to transform ideas into winning products for our customers.

What makes our programs so unique?

At Standard Chartered, you’ll never have to leave your desk to be exposed to other cultures, customers and ways of doing business. Being internationally aware is a behavior which needs to be prevalent in our graduates from day one. You will join a structured and tailored programme consisting of rotations and/or assignments that will develop your leadership skills and technical knowledge.

Why choose Consumer Banking?

·         Learn to be a Banker- Career advancement in the world’s most exciting growth markets where you’re leading from the front-line.
·         Gain early opportunities to lead teams and deliver innovative solutions
·         You will get a fast-paced but balanced first-hand insight into the basic principles of banking-enabling you to hit the ground running and start producing results!
·         On successful completion of the program you will be accelerating your career in key revenue generating role in one of our most valued business lines.

Consumer Banking has 2 Graduate Programs to offer;

1.      Consumer Banking International Graduate Program

We are looking for the best and brightest talent in the market to join our Bank of our two-year International Graduate Programme (IGP). Once on our programme you’ll develop into talented managers, who can help us achieve our aim of becoming the world’s number one international bank.

Entry requirements

You’ll need a Master’s degree to be accepted to this program.

2.      CB Local Graduate Program (CB Fast Track)

If you are an outstanding relationship builder who can put  yourself in your customer’s shoes, understand their needs, and help them finance their dream home, plan for their future and you are motivated by overachieving targets and outperforming others-this is the program for you.

Entry Requirements

This is a program for high fliers starting their career. You’ll require a Bachelor’s degree to be accepted on to this program and up to 12 months work experience.

Want to learn more and have an overview of the programs?

Please visit our website for detailed information on all our graduate programmes and on how to apply ( Deadline for applications is the 30th June 2011. 

Standard Chartered Bank Country Contacts

Lebogang Medupe
HRRN, Consumer Banking

Tebogo Lesetedi
Learning & Talent Manager CB

Job opportunity at Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is the largest technology solutions provider in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and worldwide. The company's offerings span from IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices to global services, imaging and printing. Our customers are virtually everybody: consumers, small and medium sized companies, large corporations as well as Government institutions.

HP is a company fuelled by new thinking and unique ideas about creating more valuable experiences with technology. We make the impossible possible and are committed to challenging, stretching and never staying still. It is all to do with what sets us apart as a company.

At HP we work across borders, and without limits. Global virtual teams share resources and pool their brainpower to solve business issues and meet personal goals. Each individual is valued for the unique skills, experiences and perspective he/she brings. That's how ideas and people grow.

Now we are looking for the best talents to help us develop cutting edge technologies and grow in Middle East, Mediterranean & Africa. We'll invest in your intellectual ability, encourage early responsibility and support your ambition and progress. With our coaching, guidance and global reach, the future is yours to explore!

Are you ready for a challenge? Join MEMA Graduate Sales University!

One of the best opportunities to join Middle East, Mediterranean & Africa is participating in "MEMA Graduate Sales University", our 18-24 months program designed for young talented graduates who are pursuing a career in the IT sector. 
Candidates who have passed the initial assessment phase will have the opportunity to participate in the "MEMA Summer University" a 4 weeks summer training program where students will receive best in class professional training on how the world's leading IT Company operates its products and services.  Part of this valuable experience, students will acquire soft skills, meet HP senior managers and network with HP professionals. In the final assessment phase students who have performed well during the HP Summer University will be offered to join HP for the MEMA Sales University Development Program where graduates will receive additional learning opportunities such as an additional 2 week technical training, have supporting roles assigned such as buddies and mentors and go through quarterly performance evaluations for faster orientation.

MEMA Graduate Sales University Job Description & Roles

Job Description 
Assisting sales teams in selling enterprise products, services and software to defined customer segments..
Responsibilities will be:
-       Inside sales, sales support, deal coordination, managing configurations/quotations/pricing and follow-up on the entire sales cycle, presales, channel sales etc.
-       Closing sales on assigned products and with assigned customers with supervision.
-       Learning complete HP portfolio of technologies and solutions and working in cooperation with internal teams to complete routine tasks
-       Applying standard policy on total customer experience for following up on customer questions and requests
-       Working collaboratively with business to drive sales campaigns and initiatives.
-       Building customer confidence in HP's sales capabilities.

What are we looking for?

We're looking for people who have graduated from top universities within the last 12 months or who will graduate within this academic year with degrees such as;  Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, Economics; Marketing or any other technical  or business studies;
In addition to the above, we are looking for the following qualifications:

Ø  Language Skills: Advanced level of written and spoken English
Ø  Interpersonal skills: The ability to work well with people
Ø  Flexibility: Capable of adjusting to rapid change
Ø  Team Player: Willing to be a collaborative and to be a reliable team member
Ø  Analytical Abilities: Possessing an eye for detail
Ø  Communication: Having the ability to communicate clearly and confidently in an international environment
Ø  Commitment: The dedication to achieve goals and being result-oriented
Ø  Personality: Possessing an attitude fueled with positive-thinking 

How to apply to MEMA Graduate Sales University?

If you want to apply to the program, you must submit your online application at or send your CV to Sevinc Uzuner:

Monday, 20 June 2011

Career Fair 2011


Looking for a job? Ready to start a new career? Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

The “Career Fair” that helps you flourish

Join other 1000 young high flyers at this year’s career fair, where you will have the opportunity to meet and make an impression on many of Botswana’s employers of choice. This event will provide you with an excellent opportunity to network with professionals in your industry of choice, and get expert advice on available career choices. It could also be your chance to land that valuable internship.
So, for registration and more information log onto

Registration ends on the 21st August 2011.


Saturday, 18 June 2011

Exciting Job Opportunity: IT Operations Officer Needed

Our client is a leader in the development sector with a major focus on commercial and industrial development. We are seeking a highly motivated person for the following exciting job opportunity.


Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer and falling under the Management Services Department, this position is ideal for an organized, self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills.

The successful candidate should possess excellent problem-solving skills as they will be put to the test as they assist in the provision of support and back-up to IT users within the company. This includes: monitoring of the help-desk, assistance with hard and sofetware installation and configuration, computer inventories, and server monitoring and recording. All tasks are deadline-driven and routines will demand an eye for detail.

The successful candidate should possess a Diploma in Computer Sciences, Information Systems or related field with at least two years post-qualification experience in Networking and Computer Principles, software installation and help-desk operation.

Do you have what it takes and are you the right person for the job?

Please send your application with a detailed CV to the Recruitment Division at Premiere:

Plot 130, Units 5 & 6
Nkwe Square, GIFP
P.O.Box 1966

Tel: 3952 878
Fax: 3930 431

Closing Date: 30/06/2011

Career Opportunities at Barclays Bank

Do you have what it takes?


Barclays Bank of Botswana has exciting career opportunities for you! We are looking for talented and vibrant individuals to fill our Branch Manager Roles in the following areas;

Lobatse, Tutume, Sowa, Masunga, Bobonong, Shakawe, Gumare, Mochudi, Phikwe, Prestige, Carbo Prestige, Gaborone Sun Prestige, Orapa, Moshupa, Mogoditshane, Letlhakane, Galabgwe.

If you are an inspirational leader with the ability to transform our branches to the envisaged world class customer centric environment while ensuring there is sound corporate governance practice embedded in the day to day business activities, then this role is for you!

To apply log on to taleo and post your application:

Closing date: June 23rd 2011

Please mote: We do not accept hard copies.



Want to begin or further your studies? Join us at one of the following 11 information sessions, where we will give you an overview of all your possible study opportunities.

For study opportunities, visit the University of South Africa at:

Venue: Cresta Thapama Hotel & Casino
6386 Blue Jacket Street, Botswana (Francistown)
Date: 20-21 June 2011

Monday, 20 June 2011
First presentation                                     From                                 09:00-11:00
Second presentation                                From                                 13:00-15:00
Third presentation                                   From                                  17.30- 18.30

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
First presentation                                    From                                 09:00- 11:00
Second presentation                               From                                 13:00- 15:00
Third presentation                                  From                                  17:00- 18.30

Venue: The Grand Palm Hotel Casino Resort (Okavango Suite)
Bonnington Farm, Molepolole Road, Botswana (Gaborone)
Date: 24-25 June 2011

Friday, 24 June 2011
First presentation                                   From                                  09:00- 11:00
Second presentation                              From                                  13:00- 15:00
Third presentation                                 From                                  17:00- 18:30

Saturday, 25 June 2011
First presentation                                  From                                   09:00- 11:00
Second presentation                             From                                   13:00- 15:00
Third presentation                                From                                    17:00- 18:00

Qualifications can be furthered through Short Causes, First Degrees, Honours, Masters and PhD.

Study information will be given in the fields of:
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Language and Literacy Studies, Education, Law, Security Risk Management, Police Services, Criminology, Economic and Management Sciences, Commerce, Engineering and Technology, Computing, Sciences, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Unisa is a World Leader in Distance Learning and offers:
  • Affordable, internationally recongnised, exciting Degree Programmes
  • Career Information
  • Studies at Home
  • Opportunity to learn while you earn
Prospective students must only attend one presentation.

Contact us:
Tel: +27 11 670 9000                                                            
Fax: +27 12 429 4150

Youth Development Fund Public Notice

The public is informed that the Department of Youth will be receiving applications for funding of businesses under the Youth Development Fund (YDF). YDF is one of the Department's development and empowerment flagship programmes, that was established to assist young citizens to start up or expand existing small profit making business projects. The fund can be accessed by out-of-school and unemployed citizens aged between the ages of 18-29 years.

The funding is offered on the following guidelines;

  1. Applicants will be required to attend a pre-application Orientation Session and Business Awareness Creation workshop of the fund guidelines and application forms. NB: ONLY those who attend orientation shall be considered for assistance.
  2. Approval of the project shall strictly depend on the project viability and sustainability.
  3. Pre-disbursement entrepreneurial development training shall be a pre-requisite.
  4. The project ciling is P100 000.00 on a 50% grant and 50% interest free loan basis
  5. The maximum loan repayment period shall not exceed 60 months.
  6. A penalty of 5% interest shall be charged on defaulters.
  7. The grace period for the loan component shall not exceed 36 months and will depend on the type of project funded.

    Activity: Orientation Session and Business Creation Workshops
    Expected Deliverable: Guidance on how to complete the Application Forms and Guidelines
    Timeframe: From 13 June 2011 To 8 July 2011

    Activity: One on One Consultations
    Expected Deliverable: To assist applicants in the formulation and  completion of project proposals
    Timeframe: From 11 July 2011 To 10 August 2011

    For more information contact the nearest District Youth Office OR call tollfree number 0800 600 883