takealot.com has not only emerged as the leading online retailer in South Africa but also as one of the most innovative and successful e-commerce platforms across the entire African continent. The journey began in October 2010 when the United States-based investment firm Tiger Global Management and Kim Reid acquired Take2, an existing online retail company. This strategic purchase laid the foundation for the official launch of takealot.com in June 2011.
The primary objective behind the company’s establishment was to establish itself as the foremost online shopping destination in Africa, prioritizing speed, ease of use, and customer-centricity. Since its inception, takealot.com has experienced remarkable growth and expansion. It has invested in the construction and expansion of state-of-the-art warehouses located in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. These strategic locations enable efficient and timely delivery to customers across the country. Moreover, takealot.com has continuously expanded its product offerings, now encompassing over 21 departments catering to diverse consumer needs.
About the Takealot YES (Youth Employment Service) 2023
Takealot is offering a YES (Youth Employment Service) programme for candidates who wish receive proper training with the company to develop your future career. The Takealot YES (Youth Employment Service) provides a comprehensive Total Remuneration Package that is aligned with market standards. This package is designed to offer flexibility, ensuring that it caters to your individual needs.
In addition to competitive compensation, Takealot YES offers a stimulating work environment that encourages growth and innovation. You can expect an exciting and dynamic atmosphere where monotony is never an issue. However, it’s important to note that this environment thrives on challenges. If you are ready to embrace challenges and have the determination to contribute to building something extraordinary, Takealot YES is the perfect opportunity for you.
By joining the Takealot YES (Youth Employment Service), you will be required to perform the following duties:
- Execute various tasks such as receiving, storing, moving, selecting, quality checking, and packaging items in accordance with TAKEALOT’s precise standards
- Ensure that work areas are kept clean, organized, and safe for all staff members
- Thoroughly examine and verify the received goods, confirming their accuracy in terms of quantity, type, and quality
- Handle warehouse tools and equipment with the utmost care, strictly adhering to specified guidelines
- Accurately record and update data using both online and manual recording systems
- Follow the agreed shift schedule as per the roster
- Conduct inspections of packed parcels to ensure the correct content and appropriate box sizes are used
- Verify the accuracy of picked items in totes during the selection process
- Track and report any instances of pick failures through daily audits
- Perform put away marshalling tasks, which involve scanning and associating IBLPNs (Internal Bill of Lading Packing Numbers) with a filer system to ensure proper filing of stock in both the physical and digital systems
- Conduct periodic spot checks to ensure the accuracy of filing procedures
- Scrutinize the loading process of Dispatch vehicles, which includes checking, scanning, and loading rollatinis and oversized non-con items onto trucks
- Ensure proper stock linking to designated trucks and drivers, and the creation of shipping manifests
- Provide assistance as needed to Hub claim investigators in their tasks.
Before applying for the Takealot YES (Youth Employment Service), candidates need to meet specific eligibility criteria. The items listed below will determine if you qualify for the bursary program. It is essential to fulfill all of these requirements to increase the chances of a successful application. Failing to meet these criteria may have negative implications for the outcome of your application. It is recommended to take note of these requirements for personal reference.
The Takealot YES (Youth Employment Service) Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
- Owns a Matric Certificate
- Obtained 50% for Mathematics or 60% for Mathematics Literacy
- Pay attention to detail
- Demonstrate good report writing skills
- Learn quickly
- Exhibit good verbal and written communication
- Be a team player
- Possess computer literacy
- Show respect while being forthright
- Demonstrate expertise in both design and execution
- Utilize analytical skills to make data-driven decisions
- Embrace competitiveness, self-direction, and the pursuit of excellence
- Be passionate about e-commerce and delivering outstanding customer experiences
- Thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that embraces change and seeks continuous improvement
- Apply business acumen to problem-solving, considering technical and product input
- Be curious and challenge the status quo
- Embrace innovation and enjoy the process of iteration
- Foster a collaborative approach
- Stay at the forefront of developing new concepts for takealot.com
- Think like an owner of the business
- Exhibit intelligence, integrity, and hard work.
Apply online: Takealot YES (Youth Employment Service) 2023.
It is advisable to use Google Chrome in order to access the aforementioned website.
Kindly complete the application form on the website by entering your most relevant answers in the appropriate sections. It is important that all personal information you provide is accurate and reflects your current circumstances.
The entire selection committee, including yourself, will review the information you provide. Therefore, it is crucial to carefully check for any false information. Applicants who are found to have provided false information may be put in a risky position.
By submitting your application, you give consent to the selection committee to utilize your personal information for registration purposes.
Applications will undergo further scrutiny and verification processes to ensure the legitimacy of the applicants. Any individual found to have provided false information in their application will be ineligible for registration during the registration period.
Candidates must submit their applications exclusively through the provided portal. Submissions made through other methods, such as hand delivery or fax, will not be accepted by the selection committee.
Application is available as long as it is not deleted on its official website.
By enrolling as quickly as possible, you can make sure that your application is secured as soon as possible. This is only intended to provide you with a steady job during the hiring process and does not guarantee rapid success.
Anyone may receive an employment offer from Takealot at any time, at its sole and absolute discretion. The selection committee’s judgments are final and enforceable against all participants.