Growing project management, construction and property solutions company Profica is focused on skills development, with a variety of initiatives that ensure a pipeline of fresh talent is coming into the industry and young people get the opportunities they deserve.

“Our skills development initiatives have grown to include a bursary programme and a vacation work programme. We also offer internships. The construction industry has faced a serious skills shortage for several years and having the right skills in place at every stage of each project is critical to our continued success,” says CEO Tim White. “Our performance and reputation is closely linked to the skills of our people at every level throughout the organisation. We ensure that we have the right mix of skills available through a diverse range of programmes and initiatives.”

Khutso says of the programme, “It is an honour and privilege for me to join the awesome Profica team, one of the best project management companies in the country and arguably on the African continent. Having worked with them briefly during the 2018 Vacation Work Programme, I immediately felt comfortable trusting them with my career foundation as a junior project manager. I’m excited about this next chapter of my life.”

The Profica bursary programme awards university study bursaries to aspiring students in construction related careers. Tristan Smith, a former student at King Edward VII School (KES), is studying civil engineering at Stellenbosch this year, funded by Profica.