THE best in the world – that is the title that Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employee Zintle Mvana wears with pride.
Mvana has been named one of the Best Apprentices in the Volkswagen Group – an honour bestowed each year to only a handful of the company’s top young talents across the world.
The Best Apprentice Award is given each year in recognition of the outstanding performance from young employees within the Group. In 2021, this group consisted of a total of 50 apprentices from 19 countries. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these awards – normally presented during a ceremony in Wolfsburg, Germany – were handed out individually in the apprentices’ home countries.
Zintle, 26, has been with VWSA since February 2020. She started as a graduate trainee while studying towards an Honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. She is currently employed as a Training and Development Practitioner in VWSA’s Learning Academy.
“This award means the world to me; it means that my efforts have been recognised,” said Zintle. “I always strive to perform at my highest level in whatever I do, so that is how I learn best – by giving it my all. This award means that my contribution to my department and to VWSA is valued.”
“We are proud to have Zintle represent us in the Volkswagen Group and proud of her achievements; this is a well-deserved accolade,” said Dr Robert Cisek, VWSA Chairman and Managing Director. “VWSA prides itself on identifying and developing young talent through our trainee programmes, and Zintle is a strong example of the success of these programmes, and the importance of investing in people.”