Minister Dlodlo to launch the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme at UJ

Minister Dlodlo to launch the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme at UJ

Publishing Date: 7/24/2018 4:00 PM

To curb high numbers of graduate unemployment in South Africa, the Minister of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, will launch the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Wednesday, 25 July, 2018.

The Scheme, approved by Cabinet in December 2017, will offer new graduates work opportunities and training in government departments. This initiative came to fruition in response to the recommendation of the National Development Plan (NDP) that in order to achieve a professional public service, the State needs to be a Career of Choice, by attracting the best graduates and youth with potential to its employment service.

The Launch will be in a form of High level Dialogue with a number of stakeholders and will contribute to the rallying theme of the Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu centenary celebrations:  “Be the legacy: Celebrating the birth of a world icon and a life of service”. As part of building the legacy, the dialogue will explore perspectives on Youth Development initiatives in the Public Service and interventions to promote the Public Service as a career of choice.

The Formal Central Graduate Recruitment Scheme will, among other things, achieve the following:

  • Strengthen the talent pipeline for the Public Service’s future capacity especially in scarce occupations  and critical areas of service delivery (Technical Skills and Specialist Professions);
  • Provide best-practice on existing graduate schemes in the public service and the principles for implementation across the public service;
  • Enhance the image and competitiveness and prestige of public employment in the labour market and to improve professionalism in the public service.

Among the invited participants in the seminar will be the various beneficiaries of various graduate programmes in the public service, the current final year students in higher education institutions nationwide and other young professionals with an interest in the Public Service.

Members of the media are invited to the event as follows:

Date: Wednesday 25, July 2018
Time: 13H30 for 14:00
: University of Johannesburg (Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, Arts Theatre)