ABSA Ready to Work: Enhancing Your Skills before Applying for Jobs


To keep up with the current human lifestyle that is extremely competitive, having higher educations and degrees become an important part in our life. Educations and higher degrees will be very beneficial for job seeking. By having higher degrees or education, you can increase the chance of getting a job suitable with your passion and competences. For those who want to get specific education related to banking right after you finish your education, joining ABSA Ready to Work can be the best solution. Offered by ABSA Bank Limited, this program is designed to provide learning material, which will help the applicants to enhance their entrepreneurial, money, people, and work skills. The applicants are able to select their own pathway of learning according to their individual needs, and finish the learning via internet during their own time using a mobile platform, tablet, or computer. After completing the selected pathway of learning, Ready to Work also provides the applicants with the opportunities to apply for further exposure of workplace. The applicants are also given an access for the facilitator guides that are needed to support them in their path to become work-ready individual.

ABSA is a company that is fully-owned by Barclays Africa Group. This subsidiary offers a wide range of investment, corporate, business, and retail banking, as well as management services and products mainly in Africa and particularly in South Africa. In 2015, ABSA launched Ready to Work program, an initiative of employability that provides services to equip and train young people in order to prepare themselves for working environment. This program is a training curriculum that pursues for empowering people within productive age with skills and training they need to improve their entrepreneurial and employability prospects. It provides access to top notch learning materials, focused on entrepreneurial, money, people, and work skills, via online content, work exposure, and training face-to-face.

The Head of Citizenship of Barclays Africa named Sazini Mojapelo mentioned that the main priority of their Citizenship plan is to support young people in gaining access to the opportunities and skills they need to unleash their potential. The main focus area of this company is Skills Development and Education, mainly to support the future generation in getting the opportunities and skills they need to transit from school life to entrepreneurship or working environment. The company has identified skills development and education as a room in which it is able to create a sustainable influence via initiatives such as the Ready to Work program.

This corporation have a commitment to shared growth that means creating a great impact to the society and conveying shareholder value. The values of this group are explained below:

  • Service: the company puts their clients and customers as the main priority of what they do.
  • Stewardship: the company has a great passion in turning things better than when they found them.
  • Integrity: the group acts openly, fairly, and ethically in everything that they do.
  • Excellence: the group uses their resources, skills, and energy to give the top sustainable results.
  • Respect: they value and respect those they work together with and their contribution.

The goal of this company is to be the chosen provider of financial services. The aim of this company is to support their clients and customers in accomplishing their ambitions and dreams in the correct and promising way.