Gwavu - Trainer - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Mzingisi Gwavu

Pretoria, GP, South Africa




learning management and implementation as a manager.

Work History

HRD Manager

Eskom Generation

From June 2011

Snr HR Advisor

Talent Management

November 2009 - May 2011

* Recruitment
* Talent Management
* Implementation of leadership culture change
* Resource Management including Dept. Budget
* Facilitate OD Interventions
* Compile BU HR processes & procedures
* Render advice service to line management,
HRP's and act as HR Manager when needed
Called back to manage HRD as from June 2011

Snr HR Advisor from November 2009

Programme on Engineering Management

HRD Manager

Eskom Generation

March 2006 - October 2009

* Integrate and optimise all workplace training and development facilities and resources
* Represent the BU as a link between the Energy
SETA and Corporate Human Resources
* Perform all registration, accreditation and administration of training
* Consult and advise all stakeholders on training and development issues and priorities
* Represent BU at appropriate forums and legislative bodies regarding training and
development issues
* Manage and co-ordinate training and
development activities within the BU
* Manage and co-ordinate the development and implementation of Workplace Skills Plan
* Provide consultancy services to management on all training and development issues
* Develop and implement training and
development policies and procedures
* Develop and ensure effective implementation of
Learnerships and Internship programmes
* Conduct research on training and skills
development strategy development and
* Design, develop & implement Business Unit
Training Strategies
Released on my job to do studies on Advance

Training Coordinator

Eskom Distribution

Coordinate Training of Apprentices; Learner
Technicians; Engineers & GIT'S. This includes
bursaries to tertiary institutions.
* Run career exhibitions and career counseling
* Management of employee further studies in the
Region and advise employees on careers
* Development of young professionals
* Recruitment of learners
* Compile & manage budget.
* Manage staff (6 direct reports)
* Assess & Evaluate trainees & learning systems
* Moderation of assessments conducted on learnerships
* Write unit standards for electrical learnerships
* Implement & manage learnerships
* Design national electrical curriculum for
Learnerships, representing Eskom Distribution
* Vice Chairman of Eseta Regional Committee
* Maintain accreditation standards through Quality
Management System
* Conduct needs analysis
* Design & develop learning interventions for the organization in compliance with Eskom's goals and Sector Skills Plan
* Compile learning material
* Facilitate learning programs
Promoted to Training Manager in March 2006

Training Officer


* Compiled training manuals
* Wrote training manuals
* Assessed & evaluated learners; training
materials and interventions
* Managed assets
* Facilitated learning
* Conducted needs analysis
* Processed training needs
* Coached learners

* Member of Eskom Work Group in learning
material writing to standardize training within
Eskom Distribution * Present Courses
Promoted to Training Coordinator in January 2000

Snr Electrician


* I joined Eskom in March 1989 and had the following roles:
* Maintenance of HV equipment
* Authorized to operate HV equipment up to 400
KV by switching, isolating, testing and earthing
* Conduct, weekly and monthly inspecting on HV
* Managed assets
* As an installation electrician I conducted
installation testing as per SANS 1042
* Commissioned plants
* Coached learners
* Later promoted to Training Officer

Maintenance Electrician

Aberdare Cables of Africa

Joined the company as an Electrical Apprentice in January 1986 and qualified as an Electrician in 1987. Worked as a maintenance electrician until end February 1989
* My roles were repairs and maintenance on production machinery. I left the organization for
better benefits and salary I was recruited by
Quest Personnel.

Apprentice Electrician

Ford Motor Company

Joined the company as an Electrical Apprentice in
April 1983. In January 1986, when Ford Motor
Company left for Pretoria I was transferred to
Aberdare Cables to continue with my apprenticeship.

Qualifications & Certifications

Engineering Management

University of Pretoria

Management of Training

Vaal University of Technology


Buffalo City Business College


HWK & IHK Germany


Newell High School

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