17 July 2019

The South African Graduate Employers Association
(SAGEA), a not-for-profit professional association dedicated to advancing
graduate employment, recently released its 2019 Candidate Insights Report.  Based on this year’s survey, global
engineering, design and advisory company, Aurecon, came fourth among the top engineering employers in
the country.

Aurecon’s Modlay Davids,Emerging
Talent Recruitment Partner – Africa, who was formally voted one of the best
company representatives among survey respondents, comments: “Aurecon is
thrilled to claim such a high position in SAGEA’s Top Employers list. I’m
particularly pleased that our recruitment processes, which include interviews,
gamification and client pitches, were mentioned as among the best that
graduates were exposed to. This is testament to the effectiveness of our
graduate recruitment campaigns and it shows that Aurecon’s position as the
largest engineering consultancy in South Africa has consolidated our brand
among graduates.”

The research, conducted by High Fliers Research for
SAGEA, was based on surveys with 2168 new or future employees from 100
organisations between March and May 2019. The majority (71%) of respondents
chose their ‘aspirational employer’ based on its overall reputation, while the
most common factors in persuading candidates to stay with an employer included
remuneration, promotion, international opportunities, training and development,
as well as culture.

“Aurecon’s Emerging
Professionals Programme
‒ a three-year development pathway for employees with four or fewer
years of experience in their respective fields ‒ exposes employees to the
various facets of engineering, design and infrastructure advisory consultancy
that they are interested in. All emerging professionals and graduates are allocated a mentor and provided with support
on their road to professional registration. To help them broaden their
experience, graduates are rotated within and across units and locations,” says

“With 88% of respondents indicating that they would
want to work overseas at some point in the future, finding their feet in a
global company that offers the right professional opportunities is key,” she

“An array of training opportunities aligned to the
ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa) requirements for professional
registration form part of our Emerging Professionals Programme. As a global
company, students who join Aurecon are not only provided with the tools they
need to progress locally, but they also become members of a worldwide network
of technical experts. Upon graduating, innovative, entrepreneurial and creative
students who join Aurecon can look forward to broadening their horizons and developing
the skills to use digital engineering techniques to solve clients’ complex problems,” concludes Davids.

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