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        Graduate employer of choice 2020

               orking actively towards making an engineered impact in the communities it serves,
               and co­creating complete solutions in collaboration with its clients, resulted in Zutari
        Wtaking first place in the Professional Services: Consulting Engineering category as a
        preferred graduate employer at the GradStar Students’ Choice Awards 2020.
           “This is testament to our strategy of incorporating different skills, backgrounds and
        experience to allow us to thrive as a business. While we always work as a team, we allow space
        for each other’s differences, while building the trust needed to achieve shared goals,” comments
        Dean Naidoo, the company’s chief “people officer”.
           For the past five years, BlackBark Productions’ GradStar Awards have identified the most
        employable tertiary­level students. September saw the announcement of the Top100 Students of
        2020 and also the “Ten of the Finest”. Last year the students were also asked to list their top five
        preferred employers. After receiving almost 5000 responses and over 23 000 unique answers,
        the GradStar Students’ Choice Awards 2020 were selected. The winners were announced in a
                                                                                                     Modlay Davids
        webinar hosted in November 2020.
           Zutari participates in career events at all key universities to engage with students about  services for studies towards relevant
        graduate opportunities, as well as hosting vacation work programmes aimed at providing  diplomas and degrees.
        students with practical work experience during university holidays, aligned with the students’  “The successful development of our
        fields of study and university requirements.                             young professionals provides Zutari with
           “The future of our business relies on the education and skills of tomorrow’s leaders, and  the next generation of leaders and technical
        therefore we invest heavily in our emerging talent programme to attract top talent and build our  experts who embody the values, culture and
        future leadership pipeline,” explains Zutari’s Emerging Talent Recruitment Partner Modlay Davids.  behaviours of our organisation,” concludes
           To support this pipeline, Zutari funds 44 undergraduate bursars in civil, mechanical,  Davids. Zutari employees work in
        electrical and electronics, mechatronics, chemical and industrial engineering at leading  multidisciplinary, multisector and
        universities, including the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, University of  multicultural teams that pool their skills
        Pretoria and the University of the Witwatersrand. A total of 75% of all bursars are black  and expertise across Africa and its design
        candidates and 43% are female. Zutari’s total bursary spend represents an investment in  centre locations.  n
        education of more than R4­million a year.
           In addition, Zutari partners with the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public  Contact Rashree Maharaj,
        Works through the Masakh’iSIzwe Bursary Programme to address skills shortages in  Tel: 012 427-2000,
        transport, engineering and the built environment by providing bursaries and related support

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