Distribution Manager, Amelia Holtzhausen proves that life can take a much rewarding turn when you least expect it.
With aspirations to become a Paediatrician, a dream her parents instilled in her from a very young age quickly changed when she was not admitted to pursue a medical degree at the University of Pretoria. She later opted for a BSC in Medical Sciences, however, fate proved otherwise and she found herself in the job market with an Honours degree. Faced with the challenge of gaining entry in the medical field, Amelia did what most graduates do – go into different industries while they look for employment in their field of study. She ended up at Barloworld Logistics as an Inbound Clerk, a role she enjoyed to a point that she gave up looking for a job in the medical field and was ready to explore the possibilities that came with Warehousing and Logistics.
Barloworld Automotive & Logistics deploys first black female Franchise Executive, Ford & Mazda
The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) recently appealed to the South African retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in the sector, citing that the industry has been male-dominated for over 100 years.
South Africa falls amongst the five countries that handle 60% of Africa’s intercontinental air cargo. In 2018, South Africa alone exported goods valued over R14 billion via air freight. With this influx of goods being exported through air, it is indeed vital to understand the intricacies of this mode of transport and how it can propel businesses to new heights.
It is widely understood that a company’s success and customer satisfaction relies heavily on an effective supply chain. As the industry continues to evolve with technology, and consumers seeking sustainable solutions, it is important to harness young people’s minds and inventiveness to meet the needs that come with the demanding industry. Barloworld Logistics is committed to empowering young people and affording them opportunities through well-established graduate programmes, learnerships, and development programmes.