Building Diversity

For more than 80 years our people have been making life better for our customers and their patients in South Africa. 

We constantly build diversity in a working environment where there is mutual trust and respect and where everyone feels responsible for the performance and reputation of our business.

  Building diversity in the workplace


Our salespeople are best in class by franchise, seasoned and well respected and our service across all divisions is a real differentiator.

Our equity plan aims at a balanced representation of blacks to whites in the different job categories and a gender ratio that advances women. We do not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. 

Gender and Ethnic equity


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At Smith & Nephew people have careers, not just jobs.

We put a lot of effort into developing our current and future leaders and harnessing their talent to deliver a culture of superior performance.

We recruit, employ and promote employees on the basis of the qualifications and abilities needed for the work to be performed, as well as taking into account the objectives of our Employment Equity Plan and Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment. 

Employees identified for career advancement receive specialised training, coaching and mentoring. We also support learnerships through Sector Education Training Authorities. 




Our employees benefit from two social and educational upliftment  programmes:

  1. Our Company Education Scheme enables employees to develop and grow by studying through recognised educational institutions. If study relates directly to employees’ career, 80% of their study loan is reimbursed on passing the course.
  2. Bursaries and interest-free loans are offered for employee’s children to complete high school and tertiary study.