Prior to studying, Aqeelah Abrahams was temporarily employed with business and marketing service providers. This gave her the motivation to study towards a formal qualification in Business Management, which would expose her to all the fundamentals of business.
At the end of 2019, Aqeelah completed her Business Management N6 and was successfully placed by the False Bay TVET College Work Integrated Learning Department at Maritz Electrical Central Office. Maritz Electrical provides complete, turnkey electrical and lighting solutions to the public and private sectors in commercial, domestic and industrial markets.
Upon completion of her 18-month internship, the management unanimously agreed that she should be offered a permanent placement, which she happily accepted. This is, however, not the end of her story. Aqeelah is responsible for customer service, accounts, orders, payments and reporting. Her experience in the financial department has helped her realise her acumen for numbers and as such, she now is redirecting her career focus to the finance sector. She has already completed an online bookkeeping and accounting course and will be pursuing an online qualification to specialise in financial accounting.
Steven Gabrielse, Finance Executive said “Aqeelah has received much praise from her colleagues and even the directors. They all acknowledge her capabilities and agree that she is an asset to the company. She has grown tremendously in her role, and we are happy to provide further graduates internship opportunities if they demonstrate her good work ethic.”
Aqeelah advised anyone considering to study with False Bay TVET College to go for it. “The 18 months of Work Integrated Learning really gets you ready for permanent employment. Also, in my case helped me identify my strengths and interest in the financial aspects of the business.”