Kura and Signa's Youth Employment Services: Partnering for Youth Empowerment and Job Opportunities in South Africa

We are excited to announce a new partnership between Kura and Signa, with Kura taking part in their Youth Employment Services Programme (YES) , aimed at addressing the critical issue of youth unemployment in South Africa through impact sourcing. With 11.2 million people currently out of work in the country, a majority of whom are youths aged 15-34, we believe it is essential to take immediate action and create meaningful opportunities for this demographic. Through impact sourcing, Kura and Signa are committed to making a positive social impact by offering young individuals the chance to develop their skills and gain valuable work experience.


YES has set an ambitious goal of creating one million work opportunities for young people within the next three years. Kura is fully committed to supporting Signa’s YES Programme in achieving its mission. As the UK’s largest independent Outsourcer with offices in Glasgow, Sunderland and having operated in Durban for over 5 years, we recognise the responsibility we must contribute to addressing the employment crisis in South Africa. By partnering with Signa and working on their employability programme, we aim to make a tangible difference in the lives of young individuals seeking opportunities to grow and excel in their chosen fields.


Chief Culture Officer, Julie McIntosh comments: “This partnership will help to make a difference to the future workforce in South Africa. At Kura, we focus on our people, we look to development them within their role, and this is the perfect opportunity for us to make a marked difference to the youth unemployment within South Africa”.

Our collaboration will focus on upskilling and empowering youth through the provision of quality workplace experiences. Kura will offer a range of work opportunities across various departments and functions within our organisation, ensuring that the participants gain exposure to diverse work environments and acquire relevant skills. By embracing impact sourcing principles, we aim to create a ripple effect of positive change within the communities where these young individuals reside.


Through mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals, the participants will receive valuable insights, guidance, and support to maximise their learning and growth. This holistic approach aims to nurture talent, create sustainable job opportunities, and drive positive socio-economic outcomes for the youth and their communities.


We believe that investing in South Africa’s youth not only contributes to their personal development but also strengthens the workforce and economy as a whole. By equipping young individuals with the necessary skills and experiences, we empower them to become future leaders and change agents within their communities.


Kura and Signa are excited about the positive impact this partnership will have on youth employment in South Africa. We are confident that by working together, we can create a brighter future for South Africa’s young people.


We look forward to sharing updates and success stories as our partnership with Signa and the YES programme progresses. Together, we can build a stronger, more inclusive, and prosperous South Africa.