Larimar 087 354 6000 / Putco 087 354 6100 / PUTCO Call Centre 083 919 4287


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PUTCO's core focus for 2008 and beyond is to focus our attention on the matter of career advancement as well as succession planning. We currently sponsor bursaries to staff for further study. However, from 2009 onwards, we want to extend this offer to University students who wish to study in the specific fields related to our strategic objectives. We are inviting applications in September 2008 for the year ahead.

We look forward to this as it is an opportunity to attract and retain new talent for our company.

PUTCO provided bursaries to staff for 2008 as follows:

Name of Institution Cost Number of Applications
Tshwane South College R 22,950.00 9 Applications
Intec R  5,134.00 1 Application
Inst of Internal Auditors R  1,579.12 1 Application
Rissik Business School R  1,579.12 1 Application
SQM R 19,152.00 1 Application
Torque IT R 31,976.00 1 Application
SAJ R  9,849.60 1 Application
UNISA R 63,816.35 15 Applications
University of Johannesburg R 151,660.31 35 Applications
GRAND TOTAL R 317,347.38 65 Applications

 Statistics on Training

According to our latest Work Place Skills Plan submitted in June 2008, 2389 male and 435 females will receive training during the period of 1st April 2008 to 31st March 2009.

Our Annual Training Report records that 1 541 men and 99 women received training between the 1st April 2007 and 31st March 2008.

 Skills Spend

Our skills spend for the previous financial period, July 2007 to June 2008 was about R11,5 million. Our future expenditure for the current financial period July 2008 to June 2009 is expected to be approximately R16 million.

 Training Planned for the Period July 2008 to June 2009 is as followed

  • Driver Training – includes new drivers; learnerships; refresher and remedial
  • Technical Training – includes artisans; operatives A; B and for artisan assistants
  • IT Training – includes basic computer training; MS Outlook; MS Word and MS Excel
  • Supervisor Development
  • Management Development
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Shop Steward Training
  • PA/Secretarial Skills
  • Customer Services Training – front office staff; call centre and drivers

With this line up we will be able to achieve organizational wide skills enhancement across the board as well as improve productivity which will lead to an improved Company! We will be working with all levels of staff in providing advice and career guidance regarding skills development!

 Contacts for Training at PUTCO

Miriam Francis – Training Officer & Bursary Admin E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 011 858 4821
Mpumi Mkhonza – Training Administrator E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 011 858 4800
David Kwape – Senior Instructor Driver Training E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 011 858 4820
Jeremiah Hadzhi – Technical Training Officer E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 011 858 4817
Xichavo (Cederic) Baloyi – IT Trainer E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 011 858 4829
Losh Pather – Skills Development Manager E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 011 858 4808