About the internship programme

 Some information about the programme

 This programme is managed by:               A Solutions

This programme is funded by:                   MICT Seta

(Media, Information, Communication and Technology)

 

You are employed by:                                   A Solutions

Mandatory requirements:

  • You must be a graduate in media or IT (minimum 3 year diploma/degree)
  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 27
  • You may not have been on an internship programme through MICT Seta before
  • You must be unemployed

 The start date is 1 October 2021

  • This is a 12 month programme which ends on 30 September 2019
  • You will receive a R3800.00 pm stipend

Please ensure that you submit the following:

  1. ID - certified copy
  2. Matric Certificate - certified copy
  3. All certificates and diplomas - certified copy
  4. Transcript or proof of studies stamped and signed by your current institution.
  5. A Solutions Employment Contract
  6. MICT Intern Contract
  7. A Solutions Personal Details Form
  8. Letter from the bank confirming your account

 Intern Job description

  • Expand your existing knowledge to align with industry standards.
  • KPI’s may vary from site to site pending the Host Manager/Mentor’s requirements.
  • You will be provided with a list of duties and KPI’s (Key performance indicators) by your Mentor
  • You will learn how to follow processes, plan, execute, monitor, report, communicate and manage … people, resources, activities, money, information, communications and time.

You are on a 3 month probation period, if this programme is not for you – please resign and give someone else an opportunity.  If you do not perform as required, you will be replaced by someone who deserves this opportunity.

The Internship Programme is positioned as a strategy for establishing skills and talent supply pipelines especially in the areas where there are scarce and critical skills.

Our Internship Programme implementation strategy provides unemployed graduate interns access to the workplace skills training and relevant work experience as part of an initiative to improve graduates’ employment opportunities. 

Collaboration : You can expect to collaborate with highly motivated people focused on delivering value for our clients. You will have the chance to learn from each person you encounter.

  • Respect for Colleagues and Clients: We value your unique contributions, we insist on a trusting and open environment,  treating each person in a manner that reflects our values. 
  • Integrity: We are ethical and honest and inspire trust by saying what we mean, we take responsibility for our actions.
  • ASolutions and our host sites offer a professional service to our customers and we expect professional behaviour from our interns.
  • Company business hours : 08h00 to 16h00. This may vary depending on project requirements, a standard 8 hour work day is required.
  • Annual Leave : as per your contract and at the discretion of your mentor.
  • Sick Leave : as per your contract.
  • Daily login to the Intern Management portal is mandatory.
  • Misconduct will be reported directly to the Internship Manager. Gossip is considered misconduct.

Your Host Site

  • You will have weekly meetings, your feedback should be detailed and include deliverables. This should inform your monthly progress report.
  • You will present your progress quarterly to the Internship Manager and a formal evaluation will take place.
  • Always strive to be more than what you are currently.
  • Respect the workplace policies and procedures that govern your placement site.
  • Act professionally in all instances, recognising that you represent ASolutions and your host company.
  • It is expected that the student will balance work requirements with attendance of lectures, workshops and related training. It is recommended that interns consult with their mentors/supervisors with respect to this.
  • If you have questions, you are required to direct them to your mentor and not to your fellow interns.

 

 What do you want out of this experience?

Experience

Growth opportunities

on the job training

Permanent employment

Some helpful hints on how to conduct yourself in the workplace:

  • Be professional. Do NOT gossip.
  • Know your weaknesses and your strengths.
  • Devote the time to make the experience successful.
  • Be open to what people have to tell you (listen to experience).
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up, seek clarification on tasks to be performed.
  • Maintain regular and open communication with your mentor and myself.
  • Be confident in the skills you have learned.
  • Seek out opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Network and build good contacts. The chance to build a small and a close network with fellow interns is one of the programmes greatest strengths.
  • Get to know others in the office, find out what they do and seek their advice.
  • Be open-minded about your experience, because even if it is not what you were expecting, there is always the opportunity to learn and grow from the experience.

A mentor is a counselor, guide, tutor or coach that helps guide interns through their on-going training process. The mentor has the ability of passing on knowledge and experience as well as providing a fresh outlook

The mentor responsibilities include:

  • determining suitable learning opportunities in the organisation;
  • monitoring the placement to ensure the experience is rewarding and valuable;
  • ensuring the intern receives an orientation to the organisation;
  • sharing information about the organisations culture, traditions and values, and how to use this information to accomplish goals;
  • sharing knowledge, experience, and understanding of procedures at all levels;
  • providing professional support, guidance, and encouragement to help interns achieve their learning goals; and
  • assisting the intern in accessing and developing a network of contacts

The mentor will ensure that:

  • The intern is introduced to the staff
  • Tour of organization and facilities
  • Intern is assigned to a workstation
  • Intern is assigned tasks and kept busy and learning
  • Orient the intern to the mission and culture of the organization
  • Provide formal and informal feedback to the Intern
  • Identify developmental opportunities to strengthen and enhance the intern’s skills and performance
  • Provide feedback on performance, skills, strengths and areas that need improvement
  • Complete an evaluation of the interns’ performance. Intern supervisors will review the evaluation results with the student.

Mandatory Soft Skills Training:

  • Time Management Training
  • Budgeting & Managing your Money
  • Business Ethics,
  • Managing Across Cultures,
  • Conference & Event Management,
  • Business Writing that Works
  • Writing Reports and Proposals
  • Customer Service

All interns are required to register on the Internship Portal.

This is your attendance register – no work – no pay

This serves as a proof of evidence of your practical work experience – which can be extracted and submitted to your training institution for final certification or thesis

All notices, documents, news items, tech updates, employment opportunities, copies of your contracts and CV’s are posted on this website

The internship is managed electronically and this site is crucial to the interns, site managers/mentors and the internship programme managers.

The mobile app tracks your geo-location to ensure that you are present at the host site.