The Associates Programme was successfully launched at the end of 2016. The programme offers graduates in the field of environmental science the opportunity of entering into the professional environmental workplace. Gondwana Environmental Solutions identified that it is a challenge for young graduates to gain experience in the industry and this is a requirement for most positions that become available. To this end the associate programme was launched. The programme offers graduates and industry professionals an opportunity of gaining environmental science work experience as well as support and experience on how to set up and manage your own business.

To enter the programme individuals are required to attend a 2-day training programme, thereafter a process is followed to ensure that the right candidates are selected for the programme. Once selected to join the associates programme the individual is offered support and resources to assist them in kicking off their successful careers.

Meet the Gondwana Associates

Nopasika Xulu

Nopasika Xulu

Nopasika Xulu is a Gondwana Environmental Solutions Associate. Nopasika obtained her degree in Environmental Science at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. She is a passionate Environmental Scientist who is driven to protect people by protecting the environment. She is experienced in a wide range of Environmental services and strives to improve the understanding of the environmental challenges while providing sustainable solutions. Her passion, dedication and Enthusiasm have led to a selection of her work being presented at NACA 2015 and the European Aerosol Conference 2015. Fuelled by her positive energy and drive, she is set to make changes and improve our environment.

Patience Mukuyu

Patience Mukuyu

Patience Mukuya obtained her Environmental Science Masters from IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education and she has a strong background in water quality analysis. She is a keen scientist and researcher in the fields of water and environmental science. Her mission is to protect the environment through proper environmental management and by providing expert environmental solutions. She strongly believes natural resources can be effectively managed to enhance economic growth.

Martiné van der Walt

Martiné van der Walt

Martiné is a dedicated and energetic Environmental Science Honours Graduate from the University of Pretoria, with a passion for the environment and wants to see human-environmental relationships taken to new heights that are beneficial to both parties.  She is an inquisitive individual that is eager to serve South Africa’s environmental industry and to continually improve the sustainability of South Africa.

The Associate Programme takes place twice a year in Johannesburg at the Gondwana Environmental Solutions training facility.

This programme is aimed at individuals who want to write their own path to career success.

Upcoming Course Dates

12 – 13 October 2017

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