At the launch of their YES programme, of 27 YES graduates were welcomed into the Adcock Ingram family. Photo: File

DURBAN – At the launch of their YES programme, of 27 YES graduates were welcomed into the Adcock Ingram family.

After President Cyril Ramaphosa's official launch of the YES Programme during the first quarter of 2018, Adcock Ingram took up the challenge to help close the gap of bringing 1 million youth on board within three years. 

Adcock Ingram will be taking on a new group of YES graduates each month up until March 2019. After the first-year cycle draws to an end and the graduates complete their one-year experience, a new cycle will start.

Basadi Letsoalo Executive Director for Human Capital and Transformation for Adcock Ingram said, "We are proud to be part of such a remarkable programme and to help make a difference to our country in terms of helping to reduce the rising unemployment levels".

She added that at Adcock Ingram, they believe in the mantra of ‘adding value to life’, and under the transformation pillar of the company's strategy, they focus on attracting and keeping talent as well as developing our people. 

Adcock said that they are focused on being a catalyst for change within South Africa and is keeping an eye out for opportunities to make an impact on society. The company believes that young talent in South Africa need to be afforded opportunities because they are the leaders of tomorrow. 

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