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CATS Students

The CATS trainees are well qualified and highly motivated grade 11 school leavers or mature candidates with work experience who meet the CATS entry requirements. Companies wishing to participate will then be able to invite prospective trainees from the pool of successful candidates and invite these for an interview. Equally, the successful candidates may indicate their preferences in terms of company and city to allow the CATS coordinator to help suggest and place candidates with specific enterprises. Should there be a successful match between candidate and company, both parties sign a traineeship contract for a period of two years. Each summer a new intake is recruited, usually consisting of about 25 students. During the programme the students work at the company for four days a week (Monday to Thursday) and spend one and a half days (Friday and Saturday half day) at an institution (currently the Namibia University of Science and Technology) offering theoretical studies.


Why choose CATS?

  • Learn while you earn

  • Receive free theoretical education by a CATS training provider

  • Be trained by one of Namibia’s best

  • Couple theoretical with in-depth practical knowledge and experience

  • Easily find employment after graduation

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CATS Course Outline

Practical Training:

The trainees rotate through the different departments of the training company, in each of which they are allocated a supervisor. At the same time they are guided by their personal mentors. The trainees are expected to write weekly activity reports, stating their tasks and responsibilities. At the end of the course they have to pass an Oral Examination.

Theoretical Training:

The CATS Curriculum consists of the following compulsory subjects:
Introduction to Mathematics, Business Accounting, Introduction to Supply Chain Management, Commercial Law, Business Ethics and Leadership, Retail Management, Information Competence, Professional Communication Skills, Project Management, Life and Study

CATS Certificate

The CATS graduates receive an ‘Industrial Management Assistant’ Certificate which is issued jointly by the Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce. They also receive a NQA level 6 Diploma which is awarded by NUST.


Take a look at our entry requirements!

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