Friday 14 May 2021
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Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek welcome graduates

Early this month, Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek welcomed three graduates to be a part of their revamped Graduate Training Programme (GTP), explained a media release by the Capricorn group and Bank Windhoek.
The Graduate Training Programme has been established to provide graduates with a two-year on-the-job-training opportunity. This is in preparation for permanent employment.
The graduates are Jason Akwenye (26), Ashmeen-Lee Cloete (21) and Christiana Namoonde (22).
Akwenye who had earlier, began working at Bank Windhoek’s Audit Department in 2014 later applied to study law. Even though he had to resign in order to pursue his studies, he was offered a four-year bursary by Bank Windhoek and returned after obtaining his degree in 2018 to do his internship in Capricorn Group’s Legal Department.
Akwenye is a holder of two Bachelor degrees. He holds a degree in Economics and Finance and another degree in Corporate Law of which he obtained from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of Pretoria (UP).
He expects to have a better understanding of the processes that help maintain Capricorn Group as well as to better understand the various affiliates, departments and personnel.
Ashmeen-Lee will be using the on-the-job-training to apply what she has learned in University aside from polishing her skills and knowledge. She graduated from Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, specializing in Software Development. Ashmeen will be adopted in the Group Information Technology Department and will be training in Architecture, Solutions Design and Delivery all while shadowing the Information Technology Management team.
The Tsumeb born Namoonde attained a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Pretoria. She will be rotating between various departments with Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek.
The departments she will be rotating between are: Risk, Finance and Procurement as well as Treasury.
Her journey with Bank Windhoek started in 2015 when she reached out to the bank in search of a study loan; she then learned that she could apply for a bursary with the bank that she was later awarded with.
Her objective is to develop a better understanding of quantitative methods and analysis.
Bank Windhoek’s Recruitment Manager, Chantelle Reid, will oversee the trio’s progress. She expressed that she is excited for them and wishes them the best.
They are currently being remunerated and are guaranteed employment once their training is complete. They will also take part in budgeting and personal finances management training.

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