The Learnership Programmes as well as a Management Development Programme contribute to the skills development initiatives of the Group. Skills development is increased significantly through more active apprenticeship models and learnership programmes. Active in-house apprenticeships and learnerships that focus on upskilling of staff in order to increase productivity and know-how in the business have been a major priority for the past two years and will be for the next three years. During the financial year ended 30 June 2015, 25% (2014: 32%) of Super Group’s staff received training. A significant part of the training was Learnerships in Business Practice, Transport, Call Centre and Professional Driving courses and programmes. Further enhancement continues to take place with management and targeted personal development. Super Group had 8.0% (2014: 7.5%) of its staff, all Black, participate in the Learnership Programmes. The South African operations spent 2.3% (2014: 4.7%) of its payroll on training Black employees, of which 0.5% (2014: 1.3%) was on training Black females.
The value of goods and services from suppliers who are accredited B-BBEE Level 3 Contributors and better was 69.9% (2014: 62.5%) of the Group’s total spend.
The Group will continue to develop and promote Black staff through its development programmes and on-the-job training. The Group recognises that there is strength in diversity and that this will contribute towards a successful organisation in the future.