The Sapref Graduate Engineer Club began in 2011 as the brainchild of one of Sapref's then graduate engineers, and now ex-employees. The vision was carried forward by the remaining graduates in 2012 who developed the club constitution, obtained the required support from the organisation's leadership and established a committed membership base. The club seeks to execute three main objectives which may be defined as:-
- to act as medium for driving opportunities for personal and professional growth
- to increase the sense of community and camaraderie among the graduate engineers thereby aligning the club with SAPREF’s "one team one purpose" ideal
- to provide a platform for giving back to the surrounding community and promoting careers in engineering
Today the GE club has 22 members, which includes 3 executive members namely, the chairman, secretary and treasurer. All members are encouraged to participate in club activities by contributing to any one of the three subcommittees; career development, team building and social responsibility, which were formed to drive the club's main objectives.
|Pictured above: Graduate Engineer Club team building away day in Shongweni, November 2013|