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Monday, 28 March 2022

Online app to propel students to world of work

VICTORIOUS: Winners of the Gradstar Awards 2021 celebrate their success. VICTORIOUS: Winners of the Gradstar Awards 2021 celebrate their success.

As a means of addressing concerns of how and where to access bursaries and graduate placement programmes, GradStar has created the GradStar app, where recruiters from top companies in South Africa are able to search for graduates and students to earmark them for current and future programmes.

To this end, students are encouraged to do the following:

  • Download the GradStar App on their mobile devices and register (this allows recruiters to see what the students are studying and match them to the correct programmes).
  • Enter the DHL GradStar Awards (this process will assist with various workshops and work-readiness assessments and the eventual recognition of the Top 100 students in the country).

    “We look forward to welcoming each and every student and graduate to the GradStar Community, which serves the best interest of our youth, and which is why it is free to all students and graduates,”. read a statement from the GradStar Team.

    After receiving over 8000 entries from students all over the country in 2021, the Gradstar Team selected a CPUT student as a runner up of the Top Ten Most Employable Students in South Africa.

    Third-year Bachelor of Geomatics student in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Simphiwe Ngubane, was selected as a runner up of the ‘Ten of the Finest’ in the GradStar Awards.

    Simphiwe said he was incredibly honoured and privileged by the achievement.

    Now in its sixth year, the DHL GradStar Awards recognise the most employable full-time students in the country and is the only programme of its kind where thousands of students enter in order to be recognised by the top employers in the land.

    Written by Kwanele Butana