Lucy Langa (23) originally from Mpumalanga and currently residing in Vlakfontein, joined the Youth Health Africa internship programme in December 2020 through our Facebook page. She began her journey as a Payroll Administrator in the HR Department at The Aurum Institute Head office in Parktown, Johannesburg.

During her time as an intern, Lucy gained effective communication and time management skills; and learned how to interact with different types of people. Lucy notes her career highlight as an intern being when she learned and mastered the Sage Software System. After her diligence and perseverance during her internship, Lucy was absorbed and is currently working fulltime as Payroll Administrator at the Aurum Institute.

She would like to advise the unemployed youth to always keep their documents updated and to keep their eyes on online platforms that offer various job opportunities. She says the youth must never be reluctant to apply for learnerships and internships because that’s where one learns valuable skills and gains experience that will make you employable in the future. Lucy further advises the youth to be patient and always believe in themselves.