Britecap’s offer for job-seekers

2016-04-14 06:00
Jonathan Van Der Merwe, Co Founder for Britecap, Jacomien Van Der Merwe, CEO, Lakhikhaya Jobela, job seeker, Sandiso Skoti, Masande Sidinana and Fanekhaya Ntsinde, of Britecap, at the centre in Philippi, on Monday. PHOTO: Mbongiseni MASEKO

Jonathan Van Der Merwe, Co Founder for Britecap, Jacomien Van Der Merwe, CEO, Lakhikhaya Jobela, job seeker, Sandiso Skoti, Masande Sidinana and Fanekhaya Ntsinde, of Britecap, at the centre in Philippi, on Monday. PHOTO: Mbongiseni MASEKO

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Job seekers are set to breathe a sigh of relief as a newly launched online platform designed to easily connect them with employers was brought to their door-steps in Philippi.

Britecap launched its first branch in Philippi Village Container Walk, in January and has since seen positive results.

It connects job seekers with employers for free. It is not only free to the job seeker uploading a profile (online CV), but it is also free for employers to search for new candidates.

Britecap is not a recruitment agency or labour broker and does not take any commission.

Jacomien Van Der Merwe, the Chief Executive Officer of Britecap, said the technology start-up is aiming to solve the unemployment problem faced by the low to medium skilled workers within communities.

“It is very hard for job seekers as they spend a lot of money in internet cafes and travelling to the city or other places to look for work. Barriers to the job market are very high,” Van Der Merwe said.

The platform was created to provide low to medium skilled job seekers the opportunity to showcase their skills and experience and to be more discoverable for new or better job opportunities.

Britecap is much more cost effective than traditional methods of finding jobs, as it reduces or eliminates the cost of creating or updating a CV, printing and transport cost.

About 2000 job seekers have already registered since its launch in January and they were also able to connect to over 600 job seeker profiles with potential employers.

Jonathan Van Der Merwe, Co Founder of Britecap, said the platform is suitable for anyone above the age of 18 and the disabled.

“It is sad that job seekers have to spend so much money when they are looking for a job. Finding a job is a fundamental right

This is the first branch and we are looking to expand to other communities provided that we get the funds,” he said.

Lakhikhaya Jobela, 31, is one of the unemployed youth and he was at the centre to upload his CV when City Vision visited on Monday.

Jobela was full of praises for the centre. “It is a brilliant idea. We are now going to save a lot of money that we had to spend going to look for jobs or in internet cafe. This is going to help us a lot,” he said.

For more information please visit their website: www.britecap.com and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/britecap.

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