Dolphin Bay has taken on a fourth student intern, as part of our continued efforts to nurture young talent and share our knowledge.
Neliswa Lamula (21) has finished his four years of theoretical training in chemistry at the Steve Biko Campus of the Durban University of Technology, where he is majoring in analytical chemistry. He is now doing his final year of practical training in the laboratory at our Mossel Bay headquarters, supervised by our industrial chemist Navintherin Moodley.
“Neliswa is hard-working, conscientious, and a big help in the lab, so we’re very pleased to have him with us,” says Navi. “He is currently doing routine lab work, such as making reagents and analysing products, but will start working on his own projects later in the year.
“We realise that it is very important to train young people for work in our industry, giving them the skills they will need wherever they might choose to go afterwards.”
Dolphin Bay interviewed five students and chose Neliswa for his good knowledge of chemistry, his dedication to working hard, his communication skills and his sense of excitement about our industry.
Neliswa says he wanted to train at Dolphin Bay because he sees a lot of scope for innovation in the timber treatment industry, and felt confident that our company would develop his skills. “I’m fitting in very well here, and am really enjoying my work,” he says. “My aim is definitely to get a job in the timber industry when I graduate.”
“It’s fantastic having another student with us,” says Bertus. “Neliswa is an asset to our team, due to the many positive qualities he brings.”