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Sinazo Cebisa shares her passion for working at Volkswagen South Africa!

Sinazo Cebisa shares her passion for working at Volkswagen South Africa!

Quality Engineer – Ms Sinazo Cebisa

Qualification, and what from institution?
Chemical Engineering from Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Did you know exactly what you wanted to become from a young age?
Like any young person, I knew I’d become something but certainly didn’t think I would become an Engineer. During high school, I had three main interests – Mathematics, Science and Dance. For me dance links in with Physics, so by combining all my three passions, I thought that Engineering would be a good fit for me.

What are you currently doing at VWSA?
I am a Quality Engineer in VWSA’s Paint Shop. The Quality Department in the Paint Shop plans, defines, co-ordinates and takes accountability for all quality problems in Paint Shop. My purpose is to investigate and determine the root causes and solutions for these quality problems.

Why did you choose VWSA?
VWSA’s good reputation and its successful strategies and values, makes anyone want to work for such a company. I have always wanted to be part of an International Automotive Company which offers career growth, motivates employees to perform well within an environment which promotes job rotation to enhance skills and aspects.

Do you believe that university career centres should play a bigger role in preparing Graduates for the World of Work? Why?
Yes definitely. The gap and transition from being a student to being an employee is huge. Not all campuses have career fairs and so I think it is essential for career centers to organise visits for final year students.

Describe a typical day at work?
I start at 07:30 in the mornings with a daily Process Meeting where challenges and solutions are discussed and daily events taking place are communicated. The rest of the day involves tackling and solving any quality issues in Production that may arise within the Paint Shop. Challenges we faced yesterday, are different to today’s.

What is your favourite aspect of the job?
I am continuous stimulated. Every day I will face a new challenge and every day I will gain a new skill. Each day brings you one step closer to becoming the best that you can possibly be.

What advice would you give a graduate wanting to work at VWSA?
Apply! Be ready to work hard and never give up.

What should a graduate prepare for before applying for Graduate recruitment programmes?
Research!  Make sure you know the about the company you are applying to. Know your career goals and how this position fits into your plan. Make sure that you are genuinely interested in the job and will be driven to perform.

In one word, how would you sum up working at VWSA?

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