Luthando Benjamin “Benji” Pato (22) – Content & WordPress Developer
He may not have his Maybach yet, the German luxury car many men probably dream of, but when it comes to his work environment, he feels his expectations were exceeded. And offices are where we spend the majority of our lives and if the culture fits, most employees could attest to thriving careers, just as 22-year-old Luthando aka “Benji” Pato does after being placed by Datafin.
Before his current position as a Content/WordPress Developer, Benji had dreams of becoming a Chemical Engineer. He decided to take a gap year after matric to improve his results and in the meantime started selling insurance to make money. He says he literally woke up one morning and decided that his then sales vocation, was definitely “not what I really wanted to do with my life”.
He quickly learnt about a coding school in Langa where he stays and decided to join. And later with his newfound development skills, he managed to secure a freelance job building a website for a friend of his mom’s who owns an interior design & décor business.
The business owner must have been impressed with Benji’s coding talents because she referred him to Datafin. He was asked by the recruiters what his preferences would be for a working environment and he replied jokingly where he could eventually manage to drive a “Maybach”. But aside from his dream ride, he just wanted a job “where I can be myself”.
Datafin soon secured an internship for him at a digital boutique agency where Benji is now a full-time member of the team. He believes being employed through Datafin “cut out the hassle and frustration” of travelling to numerous companies and going through a repetitive process.
You have the back info of which companies are currently recruiting. It’s better going with people who know what they’re doing instead of rolling the dice.”Benji
And with a big smile etched on his face, Benji believes Datafin couldn’t have found him a better workplace, saying it’s most definitely “one of my favourite places to be at”.