Our people are the most critical enablers of our purpose of connecting Africa and the world, and improving people’s lives with access to quality products and services. Therefore, we provide purposeful holistic learning experiences to elevate our employee’s capability to deliver results with excellence, purpose, and fulfilment.

The learning and talent development journey ensures employees have the right skills for current and future capability, thereby contributing to their career capital. It is designed and executed in an engaging, fun, gamified, and experiential manner to nurture continuous learning so that our employees can contribute at their best. 

The talent pipelining learning journey for our youth equips them with the supply chain and logistics technical skills, business tools, and leadership related skills to grow, contribute, and accelerate in their career. We are proud to offer the below programmes and have been recognised as the Employer of Choice in the Transport and Logistics Industry in South Africa.

  • Learnership programme – Diplomas and Masters qualifications and require workplace experience
  • The future fit associate graduate programme – for those who have completed their degree and higher qualifications
  • The apprenticeship programme – focused on artisans
One Imperial Awards

‘One Imperial’ awards

On 31 January 2022, we celebrated the amazing people at Imperial who have contributed towards the achievement of our ‘One Imperial’ strategy, the people who live our values every day. Congratulations to all our finalists and to the two incredible winners of the ‘One Imperial’ Awards, we are so proud of you.

“Living our ‘One Imperial’ values” award

Our winner for “Living our ‘One Imperial’ values” was awarded to our Imperial Managed Solutions: East Africa operations, which distributed ARVs to some of the most rural communities in Kenya, following an extended period of no access to ARVs. This team, led by Greg Badenhorst, went the extra mile and leveraged donkeys, canoes and specialised 4x4 vehicles to get this critical medication to some of the most remote parts of the country. This is an extraordinary example of our colleagues living the ‘One Imperial’ ethos of our organisation and delivering on our purpose of ‘connecting Africa and the world and improving people’s lives with access to quality products and services’.

“Achievement of Strategy” award

Our second winner for “Achievement of Strategy” was awarded to The 'One Imperial' Diageo Supply Chain team. The Diageo journey started when Contract Logistics Dedicated Contracts (CLDC) with the assistance of Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) secured the warehousing, distribution, Demand Replenishment Planning (DRP) and Control Tower in October 2019. By delivering against the initial service promise and with effective key account management, our Market Access (MA) opportunity was identified and successfully added to the Imperial solution in September 2020.

Congratulations to Mathys Enslin, William Sears, and Joe Theart and respective teams for leading this incredible achievement.

Click here to watch a segment from our awards event.