MTN is on a major hiring drive – here’s what they’re looking for
Mobile operator MTN says it is looking for 150 digital experts to ensure it keeps pace with growing digital demand.
This decision is in line with MTN Group’s 2025 ambition to become the leading digital platform company in Africa by 2025.
“We intend to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world and therefore seek to expand our teams to ensure we continue to challenge what we do to always do better,” said Tebogo Maenetja, Chief human resources at MTN South Africa.
“As we recover from the devastation of Covid-19, exciting job opportunities for young people and those with high-level digital skills and abilities are opening up within MTN; proof of the power that connectivity holds for South Africans.
MTN said its drive to expand into a fully-fledged technology services company has seen the company grow and diversify significantly. The new positions she is looking to fill cover many critical new roles, including:
- UX and UI designers;
- Product owners;
- performance marketers;
- Digital content specialists;
- E-commerce experts;
- Full-stack developers;
- melee masters;
- Business analysts.
“We are innovating more and investing to be a leader with platforms that will all be powered by the best network in the country,” Maenetja said. “Our experts and expertise will be essential in helping us bring these benefits of the modern digital world to more South African citizens, but we know that our success will be measured by the quality of our people and our ability to create, influence and to improve the lives of all.
As South Africa’s unemployment rate hit a record high of 34.9% in the third quarter of 2021 and more than half a million jobs were lost, Maenetja said it was crucial that businesses help create more jobs and more opportunities; with the momentum of digital solutions in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), an important catalyst for job growth and a pathway to help close skills gaps.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization says South Africa faces the triple challenge of income inequality, unemployment and poverty, amid premature deindustrialisation of the economy.
Yet he now faces the realities of a paradigm shift in the way business is done and the way people live and work due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, MTN said.
He added that some 4IR technologies have seen an increase in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic, citing UN data.
These include artificial intelligence (AI) in medical diagnostics, the Internet of Things (IoT) for consumer goods, and mobile applications for financial transactions, transportation, and utility sales.
Other important technologies include digital learning platforms used by universities and schools, augmented and virtual reality in teaching and learning, as well as entertainment, drones for drug delivery in rural areas and 3D printing for medical use.
“The way people live, play and work has changed forever and MTN is embracing a new world of digital technology and services in areas such as fintech, AI, IoT, robotics and many more. .”
“There is a lot to do as we continue to expand our solutions, put more emphasis on innovation and continue to invest in the quality of our network, which has allowed MTN to be once again Voted Best Network in SA, we look forward to welcoming over 100 A-level candidates to MTN SA in 2022 as they join us on the next exciting chapter of our journey,” said Maenetja
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