Novus Academy

About Academy.

ACCREDITED TRAINING INSTITUTION

The Novus Academy is the Group’s internationally accredited training institution that offers a range of technical, life skills, management, leadership, IT and systems courses and programmes.

The Academy has been instrumental in unlocking the potential of Novus Holdings employees as well as industry professionals from across the globe. It also provides our customers with access to training that empowers them to manage their own projects efficiently.

Our courses are accredited in South Africa with the FP&M Seta and internationally through City & Guilds of London.

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Trade

All apprentices are contracted for a period of three years, as regulated by the National Artisans Moderation Body (NAMB).

The first few months of training are spent at the academy where the fundamental component is completed. For the remainder of the term, learners continue their education at the plant where originally recruited. During this period core experiential components are completed through constant involvement by certified coaches, mentors and facilitators.

Learner competence is assessed on an ongoing basis through theory and practical assessment to prepare the apprentice for the final trade testing on completion of training.

Printing trades

  • Heatset Web Offset Lithography
  • Coldset Web Offset Lithography
  • Sheetfed Offset Lithography
  • Roll Label Flexography
  • Mechanised Bookbinding
  • Gravure Machine Minding
  • Photogravure Cylinder Preparation
  • Electronic Pre press (previously known as Electronic Origination)

Technical and engineering related trades

  • Printers Mechanics
  • Printers electricians

Non-Technical Training

The Novus Academy provides a service to facilitate and manage all other learning across Novus Holdings. This is done through a robust provider and programme/course assessment process to ensure true value is added to the development of employees.

The learning of each employee is further managed and tracked through our learning management system, which enables quick reporting and follow-up on personal development and career planning.

Programmes include

  • Legislative-required training such as health and safety, first aid, fire fighting and forklift driving
  • Information Technology training ranging from end-user to network and systems training
  • Life skills training which includes a wide range of courses
  • Vocational and occupation training that covers all business function such as finance, administration, sales, client services, engineering, human resources, industrial relations etc.
  • A focussed sales trainee programme
  • Leadership development, which concentrates on enhancing leadership skills from team leader and supervisory skills to executive levels, through partnering with various academies, colleges, universities and business schools

Trade

All apprentices are contracted for a period of three years, as regulated by the National Artisans Moderation Body (NAMB).

The first few months of training are spent at the academy where the fundamental component is completed. For the remainder of the term, learners continue their education at the plant where originally recruited. During this period core experiential components are completed through constant involvement by certified coaches, mentors and facilitators.

Learner competence is assessed on an ongoing basis through theory and practical assessment to prepare the apprentice for the final trade testing on completion of training.

Printing trades

  • Heatset Web Offset Lithography
  • Coldset Web Offset Lithography
  • Sheetfed Offset Lithography
  • Roll Label Flexography
  • Mechanised Bookbinding,
  • Gravure Machine Minding
  • Photogravure Cylinder Preparation
  • Electronic Pre press (previously known as Electronic Origination)

Technical and engineering related trades

  • Printers Mechanics
  • Printers electricians

Non-Technical Training

The Novus Academy provides a service to facilitate and manage all other learning across Novus Holdings. This is done through a robust provider and programme/course assessment process to ensure true value is added to the development of employees.

The learning of each employee is further managed and tracked through our learning management system, which enables quick reporting and follow-up on personal development and career planning.

Programmes include

  • Legislative-required training such as health and safety, first aid, fire fighting and forklift driving
  • Information Technology training ranging from end-user to network and systems training
  • Life skills training which includes a wide range of courses
  • Vocational and occupation training that covers all business function such as finance, administration, sales, client services, engineering, human resources, industrial relations etc.
  • A focussed sales trainee programme
  • Leadership development, which concentrates on enhancing leadership skills from team leader and supervisory skills to executive levels, through partnering with various academies, colleges, universities and business schools