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General Steel Artisan

Farington  Mnguni (26) found his inner strength and is turning his life around after some very bad life choices and personal tragedy.  Overcoming addiction and personal loss he shares his journey into the working world as a general steel artisan, showing us we all have a core of steel resolve and can make the right choices when the going gets tough if we have the courage to face our past and shape our futures.

Using all the different skills he picked up as a casual worker he is applying for a general steel artisan’s position at Sher Steel in Jozi.  A general steel artisan will develop skills across a variety of specialisations, including welding, milling, armature winding and boiler making depending on where they work, and Farington aims to find a path to a successful, secure future with plenty of development options.  Watch Video

iSpani's docu-reality format takes the viewer into the environments offering positions that they would be best suited to at an entry level, creating awareness of the academic, personal and training requirements and criteria from an experiential point of view.Each week an aspiring careerist is exposed, in intimate detail, to the inner workings of a specific career trajectory, starting on the ground floor.  Through a process of orientation and practical job shadowing, introduced and supported by potential employers, careers ranging from conservation to cookery are exposed in an informative and entertaining manner.  In addition to being introduced to specific tasks that build the foundation of a competent and desirable employee, iSpani candidates are coached by on-the-ground experts in the field, who share their experiences in developing their own careers with our aspiring careerists.