Bridgewater Logistics is proud to have partnered the Deaf Empowerment Firm (DEF) and the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) to help introduce hearing-impaired South Africans to the exciting world of transport and logistics.
This is just one of many of the company’s corporate-social investment projects geared at making a meaningful difference in deserving South African communities, and Bridgewater Logistics will continue to focus on these activities as a responsible corporate citizen.
Working with DEF and TETA, we screened and selected the best candidates to undergo training at Bridgewater Logistics’ main state-of-the-art warehouse in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Experienced logistician and warehouse manager, Schalk Brits, has taken them under his wing to ensure success of the programme, with successful candidates to be appointed on a permanent basis at this leading South African transport and logistics firm.
Brits reports that his trainees are extremely enthusiastic and quick to learn, while excelling in this high-pressure environment that serves the exacting warehousing requirements of leading retail and manufacturing companies.
Quinton de Villiers, managing director of Bridgewater Logistics, is equally impressed with the rapid progress made by the trainees, noting that the company hopes to continue a long association with DEF, working in conjunction with TETA.
“Bridgewater Logistics believes that diversity creates strong teams. Our new recruits have demonstrated a fighting spirit and determination, while overcoming what may be considered an obstacle to so many. These are characteristics that will ensure the success of our trainees in the fast-paced distribution and warehousing landscape,” De Villiers concludes.