At the 2019 Disability Summit and Career Expo, the leading insurance provider urged people with disabilities to consider a career with its vibrant company
Boldly decorated in the iconic green and purple, the OUTsurance exhibit stood out in the grey hall of the Nasrec Expo Centre where the 2019 Disability Summit and Career Expo was held on April 11 and 12. While it was the first year that the insurance provider attended the annual conference, it is no stranger to the disability sector.
Since early last year, OUTsurance has been investing in the sector by supporting the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and actively advertising employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The expo offered OUTsurance a platform to engage directly with potential employees with disabilities.
“We are here to promote OUTsurance and employment opportunities. Our ethos is hire character and train skill. So, if you have the necessary qualifications, we will employ you,” said Yvonne Modiba, Recruitment Team Manager at OUTsurance. The company currently has a number of positions available that require specific, industry related skills and qualifications, as well as several entry-level positions that require only a National Senior Certificate.
Jzaun Dreyer, Sales Team Manager and wheelchair user, is a great example of the opportunities offered within OUTsurance. Dreyer started at the insurance provider as a sales advisor in 2016 and became team manager within two years.
“It’s a great place to work and the company is pretty well equipped for my needs,” Dreyer said.
“We have easy-access gates that allow me to enter and leave without hassle, and the general layout is very flat, ensuring total manoeuvrability. I’ve also been allocated a designated parking spot in the basement for easy access. The best parts, however, are the staff and the culture.”
The OUTsurance team echoed Dreyer, singling out the company culture as one of the main reasons to consider a career with the insurance provider. “OUTsurance has a very relaxed culture, although we work very hard,” Modiba said. “The dress code is casual and the office structure is open-plan. Not even the CEOs have offices.”
The culture is young and vibrant, with a focus on teamwork and client service. OUTsurance also offers
its employees many opportunities to grow and develop.
Aside from mingling with potential employees, OUTsurance also used the opportunity to network with other companies with which it could partner to increase its presence in the disability sector. We’re sure to see a lot more of the company in the future – at the very least, we will see them at the next Disability Summit.