Learning & Career Development
Growing IN the right direction

At MWEB we live and breathe the internet. It’s a space where exciting things can happen. Which is why we believe that the words "Job" and "Satisfaction" sound so bland. It’s like getting 6 out of 10 on a scale of happiness. At MWEB we don’t want you to be "satisfied" with your job, we want you to love it. But what is love without reason?

That’s why at MWEB we create an environment in which you can grow and develop your skill set at the right time in your career, so that you’ll constantly feel motivated and engaged. With your own individual development and career path plan, whether you’re into a leadership or a technical speciality there’s always room for you to grow.

MWEB Graduate Programme:

MWEB offers Graduate Programmes anchored around the core functions of the business. This ensures we look to grow our talent pipeline for the future. We offer a variety of streams including Technology, Finance and HR. While we place a high value on academic excellence, we believe the best way to learn and grow is to get involved! Our grads are placed on an accelerated 12 – 18 month programme that doesn’t just offer you a training programme but rather a real job from day one that exposes you to real business challenges and projects.

Meet the Team:
Meet some MWebbers! Click on their timeline and get the INside Story on their career with MWEB.

    Staff Profiles
Rihana Hoosain
Desmond Kurz

Rihana Hoosain Head of Products

  • 1998
  • 2001–2006
  • 2007–2010
    Started as Product Manager on the Fixed Connectivity. Successfully launched the Uncapped ADSL products in March 2010.
  • Current
    2012 (Current): Head of Products

    What does this role entail?

    Head of Products provides strategic direction for the Consumer product portfolio. While continually focusing on improvements to our current product set, the roles also drives the development of new Products.
Interesting facts along the way

Desmond Kurz Online Gaming Manager

  • 1998
  • 2001–2006
  • 2007–2010
  • Current
    2011 (Current): Joined MWEB as Gaming Manager

    What does this role entail?

    Since he started, he has been given the freedom and support of the business to raise the profile of the MWEB network for gaming, improve the service to gamers and put measures in place to service customers.
Interesting facts along the way

Desmond left a highly paid Executive Management job in Europe to come back to work for MWEB. The support was well founded as MWEB was voted the Most Popular ISP for Gaming in 2012 in a landslide result for the business.."goes to show that with the right support MWEB provides, drive and initiative, you can achieve great results in a very short time!"
Meet Our Graduates
    Graduates
Yaseen Foflonker
Allan Hyera
Ilhaam Gierdien
Nathaniel Brown
Yaseen Foflonker

Interesting facts about yourself

I am a person who enjoys gadgets and always try to have the latest technology at hand. I am career driven, always up for learning new and interesting things.

What you studied & where?

I completed my degree at University Of The Western Cape. My degree/major was Bsc Computer Science and my elective was Information Systems.

When you joined MWEB & why?

I joined MWEB in June 2012.

The reason I joined MWEB was because it is an ISP company, which I always wanted to work at. It is closely related to the career I want. It is a fun and interesting enviroment to work in!

What you are doing now?

I am on an 18–month graduate programme with the growth path to junior developer, developing front–end/web developing. My programme gives me exposure to various scrum teams, and I get to be involved in existing and new business projects. In conjunction with this, part of my programme involves external training to support my career growth and development.

Allan Hyera

Interesting facts about yourself

I am a person who is interested in the integrations of business and IT, making me have a curiosity on new technologies and gadget with how they can influence our daily activities. Am always looking into learn something new as I am a goal oriented person.

What you studied & where?

I completed a Post graduate diploma in ICT Application and Infrastructure Management at the University of the Western Cape and I have a BTEC Computer Science with London School of Business Management and CTI College and BSc BIT (Business Information Technology) with the University of Greenwich.

When you joined MWEB & why?

I joined MWEB in January 2013.

As a leading ISP company in South Africa, I saw room and opportunity for growth and I always wanted to join. So far I have been having an interesting time and everyone around me have made the environment exciting to be around.

What you are doing now?

I am on 18 month graduate programme with a career path of a Project Manager; I have been given exposure into Back-up environment, Storage environment, Visualization (VM) Server installations and management, Information Analysis, Case study designs and currently on Network projects. I am given the access to the teams to learn and also be of value to the team in the projects. Having the right people around me to advise me has helped me see things different as on my career path and the external training am sent too have helped me grow better in understanding my responsibilities and more that I can add to the teams.

Ilhaam Gierdien

Interesting facts about yourself

I enjoy maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping active. I am passionate about my work and I believe hard work paves the way forward!

What you studied & where?

I obtained my Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the University of the Western Cape, with a major in Information Systems.

When you joined MWEB & why?

I joined MWEB in January 2013, as part of the MWEB Accelerated Graduate program. I’ve always had an interest in technology and find that playing in that space here at MWEB has proven to be exciting! Technology is always evolving, how can that be boring? And Internet is one of its many enablers, so, MWEB’s the choice!

What you are doing now?

I am currently on an 18 month accelerated graduate program, being exposed to life in Products. This program gives me exposure to Product Planning and Implementation, Strategy and Business Analysis. Quarterly assessments are conducted to monitor progress and learning, and external training is also provided to assist in maintaining my personal and career growth and development.

Nathaniel Brown

Interesting facts about yourself

I have always been interested in technology and engineering, from a young age being the "IT guy" in the family to actively pursuing the passion I have in this career field.

What you studied & where?

I completed my national diploma in Information Technology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and my stream was software development.

When you joined MWEB & why?

I joined MWEB in April 2013.

Instead of just being a part of an IT department in a traditional company, I desired to be a part of a ICT company. This would allow me to be exposed to, grow and develop in a technological environment and to actively provide my skills to the company. MWEB is one of the leading ICT companies in South Africa, so it was a natural choice.

What you are doing now?

Currently I am a part of MWEB Connect's Portal development team which provides the company's web platform and services. The programme allows me to be exposed to different software technologies and methodologies, as I am involved in diverse projects constituting MWEB's drive for the web. These projects surround the entire software development lifecycle, from initiation to production as well as being exposed to the business processes behind them. This allows a lot growth in my career as I am given training and ever increasing responsibility through MWEB.

MWEB Divisions
    Divisions
Technology
Connect
Finance
Human Resources
Operations

Technology

Our Technology division provides world class ICT (Information and Communication Technology) services to the MWEB ISP Business; these services include the optimization of internal business operations through appropriate technology solutions, it also enables the development and support of MWEB Business and MWEB connect consumer products. We comprise of 5 Departments which includes: Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management, IT Governance, IT Service Management and Solutions Development.

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Connect

The Connect Division is the heart of the MWEB Brand! This is the place where innovative product ideas are born, nurtured and finally brought to life. Whether it is ADSL or 3G Internet connectivity, Uncapped Hosting or anti–virus software, this team is responsible for researching, developing, stress testing, marketing and ultimately selling our superior products and services to the consumers and small businesses of South Africa. This dynamic team, consisting of Marketing, Finance, Software Development, Sales and Product Development, is utterly passionate about delivering the very best Internet experience to our customers.

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Finance

Finance is primarily there to record the financial performance of the company, manage financial risks and predict future financial performance based on historic trends which is adjusted with current information.

Our Business Development division mainly supports the company’s initiatives around exploring new markets or products to ensure long term sustainability and growth.

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Human Resources

Our HR Division aims to partner with the business to find the best talent for our dynamic, complex and ever changing environment.
We constantly strive to draw from HR best practise to deliver relevant solutions from executing HR operational activities to developing and retaining our Talent for the future.

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Operations

MWEB Operations is the well–oiled customer care ’engine-room’ that drives our business. Our educated Customer Contact Centre and meticulous Administration Support teams are responsible for the daily upkeep of our customers in all technical and account related matters, aiming for only supreme customer and service satisfaction.

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MWEB Benefits

What’s in it for you?

To empower employees to make personal choices within their working life, a number of benefit and reward initiatives are promoted. Here are just some of those initiatives that help make MWEB your Employer of Choice:

    Benefits
Work–life benefits
Employee Inclusion and Empowerment
Development Opportunities
Home–life benefits

Work-life benefits:

MWEB Life is a customised lifestyle programme that will help you manage all the demands, tasks and challenges of your day. A dedicated call centre, website and concierge service will assist you in balancing work and personal life. This benefit is also available to your immediate family. Wellness days and Health Drives also take place on–site which vary from year to year.

Our Company social events means we work hard and play hard, which is why we support having regular team and social activities.

Employee Inclusion and Empowerment:

Workplace Forum Representatives have been put in place to promote the interests of all employees in the Company.

Our Corporate Social Investment encompasses projects that are external to the business and our focus is to support the communities in which we operate.

Development Opportunities:

The MWEB Bursary Scheme has been established to provide comprehensive support for employees to further their education and studies through tertiary institutions in South Africa.

MWEB’s Learning & Development framework offers training from leadership to technical training, certifications and qualifications.

We have a strong performance culture, and our merit-based increase process and management bonus scheme are just other ways we ensure reward and recognition for hard work.

MWEB’s opportunities for Learning are not only for employees but extend to family members too like our Children’s Bursary Fund offers financial assistance for tertiary education the children of MWEB employees.

Home-life benefits:

MWEB employees are offered a range of subscriptions from our Group Company’s from home Internet to various magazines subscriptions at special staff rates.

Life isn’t always smooth sailing..so when you are going through tough personal situations, MWEB’s focus is on you and the family by having comprehensive Disability, Funeral Cover and Death in service benefits. It’s the things you don’t always want to think about, that MWEB cares about, like thinking of your future by providing a retirement fund that offers flexible pension options.