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:
- 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.
- Bursaries and interest-free loans are offered for employee’s children to complete high school and tertiary study.