Leading RPC Astrapak into the future
Investing in talented individuals is rewarding for a business as it helps build strong foundations for success in the future. In a world where employees come and go, it is crucial to identify driven and loyal individuals, helping to facilitate their growth and enabling their development.
RPC’s Future Leader’s Programme emphasises the importance of fostering a candidate’s personal leadership development and it recognises that individual talent should be celebrated. Taking place in Europe, the programme entails four modules and is an excellent networking opportunity for those who are selected.
Aiming to build onto personal leadership skills, the 2019 programme will once again welcome high potential managers who show promising talent from various international RPC sites, including South Africa’s Douglas Slogrove, Product Development Executive - Moulding Division, and Zaid Shaik, Supply Chain Manager at Marcom.
Douglas is pleased that the company invests in their people and remarks that the programme is designed to mould candidates, increasing their capacity to handle the bigger business challenges, equipping them to become better leaders and encouraging them to approach problems from a different angle.
“I can already see the different systems of the international companies compared to our ways and their approach to tackling projects,” he said. “I’m excited to embark on the journey and to learn as much as I can and put that back into the Astrapak business in order to align ourselves with RPC globally.” Feeling honoured by the nomination, Douglas is looking forward to the experience and to learning more through this programme.
Zaid is equally excited and grateful by the prospect of this opportunity. After working hard to get to where he is today, he hopes the programme will be a stepping stone to even greater heights within the company.
“[The programme] will help me to grow in my career and to experience what other parts of the world have to offer from a point of education and leadership. The exposure to global standards will be beneficial and the experience will expose me to new ideas and ways of doing things,” said Zaid. His hope is that he will be able to add even greater value to the company.
RPC Astrapak CEO, Robin Moore, acknowledges the hard work that both candidates have put into RPC Astrapak and recognises their individual potential for growth. “We look forward to continuing to see you progress in your careers and wish you every success with the programme,” Robin said.