My name is Lebogang Dube, I was the firstborn into a family of four and raised by a strong mother who has always been caring and nurturing to her three children. Her ambitions in life are making sure that my siblings and I are educated and always have a roof over our heads.
I worked so hard to make sure that I got a bursary or learnership in order to get funding to further my studies. I couldn’t get a bursary or learnership immediately after completing my Matric so my mother advised me to study nursing of which I completed. But I've always been passionate about working with numbers and didn’t pursue my career in nursing but cherish knowledge I gained.
I later worked in retail as a cashier in order to save money to improve my skills. I then studied Business Admin hoping to get a breakthrough to pursue my dream career in Finance. Getting a job immediately after graduating without any experience in any field is so hard. I later heard from a friend that there was a company hosting youth programs to gain skills. I enrolled in the program where I worked so hard that I earned an interview for a learnership program with SA Back Office which is what Unlockd was called. It was a breakthrough for my career.
Thank you to everyone at Unlockd for believing in me and allowing me to pursue my dream. I am currently in the Financial Department and working towards completing my Business Financial Operations course