In 2015, APPSolve tested the internship waters and hired its first junior Oracle resource. Maureen Grosvenor, APPSolve Director and Chief Strategy Officer explains “With very little experience but the right attitude, this intern has gone on to achieving multiple Oracle certifications and has a number of successful Oracle EBS and Fusion projects under his belt. This was a resounding success and we decided to pursue this further in 2017”.
APPSolve decided to become part of the Oracle Partner Campus Programme. The intention behind the Oracle Partner Campus Learnership Programme is to build Oracle Skills within South Africa from an Entry Level Perspective that will allow for a Future Skills Pipeline for Oracle and its Partner Community. This Programme is an investment for both Oracle and the partner community and is intended to address the skills shortage within South Africa as well as create sustainable employment for young South Africans. The target is to implement an all inclusive programme of 65 Learners for 2017. Grosvenor continues “APPSolve took on two learners this year. We were specifically looking at the development stream and placed them at strategic customers. We have senior resources working on projects here and, together with the customer, could mentor the leaners as they received on-the-job training in both technical and business areas”.