Top Employees for a Top Employer Company
Goodyear is always proud to be recognised as a Top Employer because it is evident that its human resources tools and processes are effective. These tools help employees progress through the organisation and in turn helps the Company to attract, develop, motivate and retain top talent through various programmes. One such programme is the Graduate-In-Training Programme, which is a two-year programme aimed at developing high flyer graduates to become future leaders of Goodyear by Julie Han. We are proud to share the stories of our employees who went through the programme and are now in leadership roles in the Company.
Dominic joined the Company in 2014 with the Graduate-In-Training programme and in January 2016 he moved to a permanent role of Retail Marketing Coordinator for Hi-Q. In this role, Dominic was responsible for Hi-Q’s marketing portfolio which entailed revitalising the Hi-Q’s corporate image and grow the Hi-Q digital strategy. Dominic was recently promoted to Trade Marketing Specialist for TrenTyre and Commercial PBU. “The Grad Program exposed me to various parts of the business and granted me the opportunity to work with various key stakeholders within the group. Hard work was a given, I had to apply myself at everything I did,” stated Dominic.
Keiron started with Goodyear as a Graduate in 2012 within the Human Resources (HR) department and became a permanent employee in 2014. Keiron developed in this role and became the HRIS Systems Specialist for Emerging Markets in 2018, which included the countries, South Africa, Middle East & Africa, Turkey and Nordics and Russia. This year, he joined the Global HRIS Team and is now responsible for HRIS systems operations and other HR support tasks for EMEA. “Goodyear requires you to be agile, hardworking and diligent and through that, you get the chance to develop invaluable skills for both your personal and career development,” said Keiron.
Michael du Preez
Michael du Preez started working for Goodyear South Africa in January 2011 as a Quality – Graduate in Training. He became permanent in 2012 and in 2014 was a fully fledged member of the Engineering team. Whilst in the Engineering department, he held various leadership roles. Today, we are proud to state that Michael started a new position at the Riesa plant in Germany, as a Reliability Manager where he leads the Engineering Team. “Goodyear is a great company to work for, with a great support system. The graduate programme provides a great start into the industry and the rest is entirely up to you,” concluded Michael.
Dominic, Keiron, Michael and many other Goodyear employees are a true example of how they took ownership of their development, set growth plans for themselves and effectively utilised the available human resources tools and processes to their advantage. At Goodyear, the ability to fast track one’s career, lies entirely in an employee’s hands.