A jobless chemical engineering graduate has received positive responses after standing at a busy intersection in Johannesburg, South Africa with a placard, asking for work.
A photo of Anthea Malwandle, a BTech: Chemical Engineering graduate, was shared on social media prompting several calls from prospective employers.
When Malwandle completed her degree at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in 2015, she never anticipated that her job-seeking journey would be so arduous.
Since April last year, she has been hunting for graduate and internship programmes to no avail.
She took to the streets after calling many companies and visiting their offices to try schedule interview appointments.
Malwandle’s tale has moved many people and the determined woman says that she would love to work for petrochemical companies in the production of energy fuels.
Touched by her struggle, a Sasol employee called into the Early Breakfast Show to request a meeting with her.
Unemployment among the learned youth is at a highly alarming rate. Most of the learned youth have ended up doing jobs that are not in their line of specialization. In Kenya, the problem is even bigger and wider. Cases of corruption has infiltrated the employment sector. People in authorities including employers ask for a hand in return for an employment contract.
SOURCE>>> Capital Campus