Graduate Recruitment Programme (GRP) 2013
Information on Graduate Recruitment Programmes and the University Student Employment Office
Important Information for Recruiters:
To participate in any of the GRP Events, please contact the GRP Office first. Contact details are 011 717 9143 or GRP.CCDU@wits.ac.za
1. Student Privacy and release of student contact details:
2. Company Registration:All participating companies in the Graduate Recruitment Programme are expected to complete a registration form. The form serves as a record of the services that a recruiting company requests, company contact details and a description of the company as a desirable employer. This information will be used in the Graduate Recruitment Programme booklet that is distributed to all final year students. It is also important that companies inform the GRP Office as early as possible of any changes to these details. Please note that the registration form needs to be typed out and emailed back to the GRP office.
3. Student Participation:
It has in the past been the experience of the Unit that recruiters expect large turnouts at all presentations. The Unit acknowledges that student culture and behaviour in respect of recruitment and preparation for the world of work differs from campus to campus and every effort is made to develop students for the world of work and the job search process. However, student participation in the Graduate Recruitment Programme and related events is voluntary.
4. Career Fairs:
The Unit will host 5 career fairs this year. A career fair is a fun and informative day for both recruiters and students. This day is marketed to students via posters on campus, media, Wits Clips, Intranet, student newspaper, leaflets as well as a general email and sms to all final year students and registered GRP students. Should a company wish to enhance their visibility, they are welcome to provide the Unit with posters that can be displayed on campus. Ten (10 x A3) posters are usually sufficient for this purpose.
6. Foyer Interviews:
Companies wishing to have a presence on campus but do not want to do presentations or be part of a careers fair are welcome to do foyer interviews. Foyer interviews are similar to career fairs except that only one company is accommodated in the foyer area of the building closest to targeted students.
7. On Campus Interviews:
8. Annual Graduate Recruitment Booklet:
Companies that would like to be listed in the booklet are requested to complete the relevant section in the Registration Form. Companies that would like to enhance their visibility on campus are also welcome to explore the advertisement options in the booklet.
9. GRP Employed Graduates:
Companies are requested to submit a list of all Wits graduates employed through the GRP office once offers have been signed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Evaluation Forms:
In trying to keep up with service excellence and ensuring that the Careers Centre continues to keep up with recruitment requirements, companies are urged to complete an evaluation form after participating in any of the GRP events.
Important Dates to Remember:
**We do not encourage company presentations on Fridays as turnout has repeatedly proven unsuccessful.
RECRUITMENT OF STUDENTS FOR PART-TIME/CASUAL EMPLOYMENT
USE (University Student Employment) is a service that facilitates the placement of students in part-time/casual employment. For many students, working part time is not an option but a necessity.
Jobs advertised through the USE Office are as varied as the students themselves. They have been employed as drivers, shop assistants, couriers, tutors, baby-sitters, researchers, waitrons, cashiers, house sitters, promoters, receptionists, stock takers, barmen, models and designers, tutors, managers, etc.
Companies or individuals seeking the services of students for part-time work opportunities should contact Bongi Ndlovu on 011 717 9145/0
RECRUITMENT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
As a University we are committed to working towards the goal of creating an accessible and welcoming environment for students who have disabilities. Accessibility also means access to opportunities for employment.
The Disability Unit has contact with a number of registered students who have a varying range of disabilities. Recruiting companies are encouraged to contact the Disability Unit for information on students who are available for employment. The contact details for the Disability Unit are:
Wits produces highly adaptable individuals who are equipped with a deeper understanding of fields such as Engineering, Science, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine, Commerce, Humanities and the Built Environment. These students are often able to make contributions to organisations through their capacity to combine knowledge gained through their studies with past experience.
Post-graduate students are often keen to engage in research and internship opportunities in organisations that can provide mutual benefit for the student and the organisation.
Recruiters are requested to participate in the Annual Nedbank Posgraduate Networking Event. For more info and to participate contact Bongi Ndlovu.
Tel: 011 717 9145