As previously mentioned, there are loads of moving parts at Genergy, and no two installations are ever going to be the same. It takes a certain kind of character to thrive in such situation, where the only constant is change, and no two days are ever going to be repeats.
Luthando Gwina – a 21-year-old electrical engineer doing his Practical Training at Genergy, has fitted in seamlessly to the evolving Genergy environment, and although just doing his prac, is getting stuck in on all fronts.
The route to Genergy –
I’m currently registered at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology – Cape Town Campus, and I’m currently doing my Practical Training in order to complete my National Diploma in Electrical Engineering. It was at the start of September last year when one of my lecturers told me about the vacancy, and as soon as I saw it I knew that this was a position that I could do well in.
It happened so fast.
I was immediately called for an interview the next day, and I didn’t hesitate to go. The results came back the same day after I was interviewed, and here I am.
The best thing about working for Genergy –
Genergy members showed great passion, determination, discipline, honesty, professionalism and good communication in what is/should be done from the first day . I’ve quickly adapted to certain environments and to the individuals I tend to work with. The best part of working at Genergy is that it is helping me in expanding my mind in knowledge and experience.
An average day at Genergy –
As part of a team or as an individual, we learn and share solutions and ideas, and in some cases this is done under pressure, as a result of controlled supervision.
Luthando in five years time –
I see myself involved and growing with the company where I can continue to learn, take on additional responsibilities and contribute as much value as I can. Then, when I get the chance of continuing with my B-tech, I’ll grab that opportunity in doing my B-tech in Photovoltaics.
The best thing about the renewable energy sector –
Renewable energy produces little or no waste products such as carbon dioxide or other chemical pollutants, so it has minimal impact on the environment. It is renewable, it is therefore sustainable and so will never run out.
South Africa 2016 –
We enjoy a lot of freedom in how we choose to live our lives, and most of us still continue to live responsibly with this freedom.
On changes –
I believe in supporting the effort to implement free education for all.