Dirk JoubertWhat industry do you work in?

I work in the Mining, FMCG and Manufacturing Industry.

What are your strengths?

I am a leader with good admin and planning skills. I am well experienced in Electrical, Refrigeration, Boilermaker, Carpentry and Plumbing Trades.

What inspired you to get into this sort of industry?

I became highly aware of the constant challenges within the industries and therefore wanted to be part of the new developments for this industry.

What is the most challenging aspect within your field of work?

Balancing between Maintenance, Training, Supervision,  Administration and Planning while attending to Breakdowns  and Faultfinding is all very challenging.

How do you manage and overcome these challenges?

I prioritize all my duties and complete every job.

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What has been the highlight of your career?

Every place I have worked for has had it’s highlights, but working for ABG presented the most challenges which I managed successfully.

If somebody starts as a trainee / beginner within your line of work, what could they earn in salary?

An estimate of $1000-$2000 (USD).

What can this person expect to earn after 10 years of experience?

An estimate of $8000 (USD).

What advice can you offer people who are in the same industry as you?

This Industry is not easy and you have to be committed all the time.

If you had to describe yourself in FIVE WORDS, what would they be?

  • Knowledgeable
  • Determined
  • Committed
  • Loyal
  • Eager

Where in Africa have you worked before?

I have worked in Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Flag-Pins-Nigeria-EritreaAs you know, numerous African countries are being invested in due to their rich minerals. Which country within Africa do you think will be the next hot spot and why?

I would say Nigeria or Eritrea for their rich ore deposits.

CA Global is a big believer in Africa, why do YOU believe in Africa?

Because Africa is capable of ANYTHING even when the rest of the world thinks we aren’t. 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOUR CV TO CA GLOBAL HEADHUNTERS AS A MEANS TO SECURE YOUR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT IN AFRICA, SEND IT TO: zoe@caglobalint.com