Our employees are so valued that we've given them their own name. We call our staff members Phadimas, which is northern Sotho for “shine”.
What I love most about working here is the culture of the company, which allows and encourages creative freedom. There is always room for new ideas and this is important for a buyer. I love the relaxed environment and the people live the company values. I started in 2012 as a Trainee Store Planner, then I realised that my heart lies in buying. Then changed to Trainee Buyer in 2013 in the Infants department. It has been an incredible journey of learning, growth and building great relationships.
It is amazing to work for a company that does not stand still but constantly looks for ways to better itself. You are always heard and all suggestions are considered.
I started my journey 20 years ago at the Kuils River branch as a shop assistant. I am a proud Phadima and one of the highlights of my time at Ackermans was receiving a Customer Service excellence award in 2003.
Working here is very challenging and enjoyable at the same time to me. Working at Ackermans means personal development as well as growth career wise. The company is growing and it takes its employees with it in that growth path. I am currently studying through the company bursary; I intend using the knowledge I am gaining to further develop my career within the business.
2014/2015 was a busy and fulfilling year for Ackermans from a corporate social investment perspective. It’s extremely important for us to bring value to the lives of our local communities, our staff members and towards taking care of the environment.read more