Volkswagen Group South Africa has named their employee, Rachel Kobo, the Best Apprentice of 2020. This converted title is only given to a handful of top young talents across the Volkswagen Group.
Rachel is one of 50 men and women who were given this accolade worldwide. It is in recognition of outstanding work by young employees in the VW Group. Across the globe there are 7000 apprentices, of which these few were stand outs.
Normally the ceremony is held in Wolfsburg in Germany, but as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, this year participants were given their awards at home.
Rachel (28) joined VWSA as a graduate in February 2019, and currently works as a Component Engineer in the Uitenhage-based Product Engineering division.
“From when I first heard in 2019 that there was a Best Apprentice award, I knew I wanted to earn that title,” said Rachel. “To me, this award means that my commitment and efforts are being recognised. It’s a great first step for me to keep improving and set my bar higher every time.”
“We are very proud of Rachel for receiving this accolade and being named one of the top talents in the Group,” said Thabo Nkoane, Director of Human Resources at VWSA. “As a company we invest in talented, deserving graduates through our Graduate Trainee programmes. This award serves as proof that such programmes are crucial for nurturing their talent and developing dedicated employees and future leaders.”