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We say YES to youth employment

In June 2019, the Ascendis Health group joined the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative, a business-led collaboration with government that aims to create 1 million work opportunities for South African youth over the next four years.

Our Group is proud to be an active contributor to building a thriving society by being part of this incredible initiative. As such, we have committed to providing 100 unemployed youth between the ages of 18-35 years old, with a life-changing, 12-month work opportunity.  In addition to the learnership, we have developed an informal coaching and mentorship programme to support these young learners transition to the working world.

On completion of the programme, these young men and women will be equipped with credible work experience and skills to enter the job market or to become thriving entrepreneurs. Ascendis Health strives to retain some of these young talent by offering them employment opportunities within the Group.

As part of our good business journey, we are committed to being a co-creator in a future that works for all South Africans and in building a pathway to guide and empower young South Africans to economic participation.

-Board of Directors- Ascendis Health

I can think of no better way of acknowledging the important role that youth play in our society than by endorsing the YES Programme….

If YES succeeds, we all succeed.

-Mark Sardi, CEO Ascendis Health