Special Commendation - Concetta Van Der Westhuizen, Kanes Food
In recognition of her hard work and commitment Concetta Van Der Westhuizen from Kanes Food has been awarded a
special commendation from Intec.
enthusiasm to learn and develop her knowledge base has set Concetta apart and
has been key to her success in her Project Management Level 4 Apprenticeship.
natural project leader, Concetta started the course with a wealth of general
managerial experience but no formal qualification in Project Management. Despite
appearing confident to others, Concetta sometimes doubted herself but since the
start of her programme, she has grown to be a confident and capable Project
Not only has Concetta excelled on her own
programme but she has encouraged others within Kanes Foods to do the same,
becoming a supportive mentor to others on the programme. She has developed her
skills and has also completed a Prince 2 qualification alongside her apprenticeship.
‘Before the course I was very shy and
scared to speak up when needed, my course has help me with building
professional relationships and networks and being able to communicate more
efficiently and be more confident in communicating by using the communication
tools.’ Says Concetta.
year has had its own set of challenges, with a lot of uncertainties due to the
global pandemic. Concetta found the programme helped her to adapt to the
changing environments. 'I like to be in control and prepared for all scenarios.
The course has also helped me focus more
on my adaptability, I feel that using
that methodology and tools APM have taught me
and provided me throughout the course, I have been able to quickly
respond to changing trends whether it was in our food industry or the
engineering and construction area, being able to come up with more innovation
projects and ideas , dealing with the current destabilization and changes
within the business due to the strange year we have had and the industry shifts and changes due to the
challenges faced throughout 2020.' Says Concetta.
attitude and determination has really shone and her development on programme
has been exceptional. Through perseverance and commitment, she has gone from
strength to strength.
Apprenticeship has been a catalyst for her career to develop within Kanes, the
company are very pleased as her role now better fits the company’s
requirements. This is mainly due to her hard work, commitment and Apprentice