Put your passion to work.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Are you struggling to find a job?
Are you Frustrated?
Do you have a university degree?
Has it been at least 3 months since your last exam?
Do you have GRIT?
Are you frustrated that to get experience you need experience?
WHY THE EXPERIENCE FACTORY
To get experience you need experience. We understand the frustration of unemployed graduates in South Africa. Your struggles are our struggles. The Experience Factory works to bridge the gap between education and the professional environment by providing a holistic environment for you to realise your potential. This is achieved through the combination of three unique elements: talent recruitment, mentorship and skills development; all in conjunction with a tangible internship experience that complements your academic background. We’ll walk with you every step of the way towards finding employment. We believe there is more talent in South Africa than meets the eye, and we see your talent.
We walk the journey with you!
JOINING THE EXPERIENCE FACTORY
Once there is an internship position that a client firm would like filled, we recruit two talents that match the academic background and personality traits the client firm is looking for. We believe you will get the most growth out of your internship experience at an organization that matches your values, strengths and personality.
CORPORATE LITERACY PROGRAMME (CLP)
We develop a comprehensive three-week programme that prepares you for interviews and a potential internship. The course is tailored to the skills the client firm believes are most important for its internship offering [list of 29 skills that are part of the curriculum]. While enhancing these specific skills, The Experience Factory provides a nurturing environment for talents to learn about themselves, understand their identity and realise their potential to best prepare them for the interview, internship and life going forward. The Corporate Literacy Programme is facilitated by experts on specific topics, and an emphasis is put on unlocking the talents’ potential by providing an environment to vent their frustrations and rediscover their confidence. At the end of the Corporate Literacy Programme, your friends and families are invited to celebrate your hard work at your Graduation Ceremony.
THE INTERNSHIP INTERVIEW
We understand that interviews can be daunting. That is why we are with you every step of the way – as the last face you see before your interview and the first hug after. We believe in the importance of fostering personal relationships with you and the importance of instilling confidence to thrive in the professional environment. There are many details that are crucial to a successful interview that you have not been exposed to, such as how to dress and how to present yourself. This is all part of the comprehensive learning experience we provide.
THREE IN ONE
Internship Experience, Personal Development Programme (PDP) & Mentoring. If the interview goes well, you will be offered an internship position from the client firm. Once the internship begins, the journey with The Experience Factory does not end. You will attend bi-weekly PDP sessions of shared peer learning experiences focusing on soft skills. You will also have access to a personal mentor during your internship. The mentors are experienced in the professional working environment and will walk with you every step of the way in overcoming workplace challenges.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER?
After your internship experience is done, the firm has the opportunity to hire you full time. If so, this concludes your time with us – but you are always welcome to take part in the PDP sessions.