Enterprise & Supplier Development

Concor understands that building a business entails challenges and levels of untold sacrifices, before reaping any benefits. With this in mind, we have developed an Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programme that is designed to contribute significantly to the transformation of the construction industry, through the development and advancement of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs). Our mandate is operationalised through an integrated programme which seeks to support, develop and mentor SMMEs, thus providing a solid springboard from which they can enhance their capabilities, grow their businesses and successfully compete in the market. Established in 2010, the Concor ESD programme is implemented as a 5-year mentorship and training programme. The programme is self-funding and leverages time and resources of Concor employees and associated professionals to provide skills transfer and support as follows:

  • General mentorship and coaching
  • Specialised technical training
  • Financial management and human resources training
  • Access to office space, administrative support and transport
  • Subsidised leasing of plant and equipment

Concor does not provide financial assistance or loans to ESD beneficiaries, but assists by facilitating access to financial institutions, provides references for beneficiaries and provides surety around future work. Concor also facilitates access to networking opportunities, exposing ESD beneficiaries to potential clients and suppliers. Programme implementation is decentralised and relies on support from all business units. The mentorship programme is informed by the specific development needs of beneficiaries, and mentors are assigned if they have the requisite skills, areas of specialisation and based on their availability. Concor commits in excess of R70 million to the programme annually, which is calculated as a percentage of the mentor’s salary and the number of hours committed per month.

Skills Development

Concor, through its Employee Development initiatives, is committed to the development of the organisation as a whole. This is achieved through ongoing education, training and development of all employees, in line with business objectives and professional development needs. Skills development and training opportunities are also extended to selected beneficiaries in line with organisational demands, as well as legislative requirements and industry best practise. Concor offers professional development, managerial and leadership programmes in support of individual and/or operational business needs as follows.

Graduate Mentorship Programme

The Graduate Mentorship Programme (GMP) assists graduates with the transition from university to the working environment. The GMP is aimed at formalising and guiding the transfer of technical, leadership and management skills from mentors (experienced professionals within our business) to mentees (new graduates). The GMP includes an induction into the organisation, followed by 4 training blocks over a 24 month period. This programme also assists mentees to complete portfolios required for professional registration with relevant councils, upon completion of the GMP or during the course of their careers.

Management Development Programme

Management Development Programmes are geared towards Concor employees with potential to advance to management or existing managers requiring support or career advancement. Three programmes (Next Manager, Managing for Results and Managing Managers) are offered and implemented in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

Digital Learning Programmes (E-learning)

Concor also recently introduced digital learning programmes for senior staff. Digital learning programmes allows the company to offer world class training, without the disruption of travel time and extended periods away from work. Senior staff are enrolled with the Wits Digital Campus and courses include inter alia, Project Management and Financial Management of business operations.

Contact Us

Enterprise & Supplier Development

Mohammed Rassack mohammed.rassack@concor.co.za

Skills Development

Mosa Ntlatseng mosa.ntlatseng@concor.co.za

Socio-Economic Development

Donique De Figueiredo sed.csi@concor.co.za