Graduate Development Programme
Just one part of the comprehensive suite of retail education programmes that make up the Massmart Corporate University, the graduate development programme is where some young people get their first taste of what human capital development at Massmart is all about.
The programme targets final year and honours students studying toward degrees in Information Technology, finance, marketing, logistics and business science. High potential students who express an interest in the graduate development programme are first required to complete an assessment to identify the Massmart business area best suited to their interests and talents.
Successful applicants then complete a three-month retail theory course, after which they are assigned to one of four business areas for training in specific retail disciplines. Decisive risk-takers, for example, might enjoy learning more about buying, while meticulous entrepreneurs often prefer finding out more about planning.
Matching the right graduate to the right retail career means that Massmart is able to develop keen students into competent retailers, ready to contribute to the group’s operational and leadership teams.