Passion is energy

Uvatera Kamberipa was recently appointed as one of eight trainee managers at Pick n Pay and he believes that passion is the key to realising your dreams.

18 October 2019 | People

Mariselle Stofberg

Growing up, Uvatera Kamberipa always dreamt of becoming a soccer star and would always be running in the dusty streets of Ovitoto, just for the love of the game.

This soccer enthusiast has used his drive and determination to make his mark within the retail environment and was recently appointed as a trainee manager at Pick n Pay.

Kamberipa was born in Windhoek on 26 October 1995 and completed high school in Okahandja in 2013. His career started in the retail environment in 2016, when he was appointed as a trainee manager at Woerman Brock supermarkets.

“I also studied a certificate in accounting and taxation at the University of Namibia (Unam) in 2017.”

Kamberipa has always been excited about life and the possibilities it offers, and used his determination and drive to build his career.

“I was appointed on 1 August 2019 as a trainee manager of Pick n Pay, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group. Working in Pick n Pay is a wonderful experience to have in the retail environment, because the opportunities for growth are endless.”

Even though one might be weary of starting a new job, Kamberipa felt right at home since the first day he started at Pick n Pay. “My colleagues welcomed me very well and I already felt at home on the very first day of work,” Kamberipa added.

He values the opportunity he has been given to work in an environment that allows one the opportunity for growth and offers a vast amount of career opportunities.

“O&L is a group that allows people to grow and I feel all grown up just in the three months that I have spent working in the group thus far. In this group everyone is regarded as very important, no matter how the hierarchy seems to look. “

Kamberipa has a problem-solving nature and uses every challenge he encounters as an opportunity for growth. “I like to use my problem-solving skills to find a common solution to benefit everyone.”

Kamberipa encourages individuals who might be embarking on a new journey within their careers to never lose hope and determination, and to not allow money to be the deciding factor within their lives. “To my fellow Namibians who are about to start the journey, my advice is to have a passion for your job and to never be driven by money, because just money will never be enough.”

What inspires Kamberipa is being positive in life, no matter the nature of the situation. “I am not an easy person to be shaken, and I maintain my positivity and drive in every situation.” He strives to be the best version of himself, to be committed in anything he takes on and to always remain honest in his life.

“What makes me truly happy is being acknowledged, even for the little things you do.”

Similar News

 

Living the spirit of service

1 day - 14 July 2020 | People

JUSTICIA SHIPENA Xenophone van Wyk recently won N$30 000 for his efforts in Tsumeb’s informal settlement of Kuvukiland through the Bank Windhoek #JourneyingTogether social...

Big honour for Air Namibia’s IT chief

1 week ago - 03 July 2020 | People

MICHELLINE NAWATISES Victor Nghifindaka, who hails from the Ondobe-yeno village in the Ohangwena Region, has been appointed as a member of the International Air...

Conquering the logistics world every day

1 week ago - 03 July 2020 | People

Michelline Nawatises Oscar Kanovengi was born in Windhoek on 17 September 1978, the year in which the Herero Paramount Chief Clemence Kapuuo was assassinated....

From combatant to seasoned academic

2 weeks ago - 26 June 2020 | People

Committed to keep learningESTER KAMATIIn standard 7, (now known as grade 9), Niikondo made a drastic change to drop his academic career, subsequently moving to...

Speaking the Language of Finance Fluently

3 weeks ago - 23 June 2020 | People

Nilson Kauraisa (32) was born and raised in Namibia. His first permanent job was at MCN and he’s been with the company for nine years....

Stronger together

1 month - 12 June 2020 | People

Bendelene van Wyk is the senior administrator at the Swakopmund regional office of the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF). She strives to create opportunities...

E-health solutions to improve healthcare sector

1 month - 05 June 2020 | People

KEHAD SNYDEWEL Within the last few weeks Namibia, just like the rest of the world, has come to face an uncertain future. The coronavirus...

Doing great things

1 month - 05 June 2020 | People

Mariselle Stofberg Charmain Burger is a determined and motivated woman who believes in the power of positivity.“When you lead positively, others follow in the...

Doing great things

1 month - 05 June 2020 | People

Mariselle Stofberg Charmain Burger is a determined and motivated woman who believes in the power of positivity.“When you lead positively, others follow in the...

Happy in front of the computer

1 month - 02 June 2020 | People

With a love for high tech things like website development and code, and adding some photography to that list, it’s easy to balance projects.So says...

Latest News

War vets furious over housing...

8 hours ago | Infrastructure

ILENI NANDJATOONESIPeople's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) pioneer war veterans - most of whom are still living in poverty and squalor - say they are...

Officials 'sabotaging' Swapo-led government

8 hours ago | Government

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUNational Council audit committee chairperson Lebbeus Tobias has described the neglect of borders and challenges faced by border staff as “sabotage” of the Swapo-led...

Accord war vets the necessary...

8 hours ago | Opinion

War veterans who complained in today's edition of Namibian Sun that government is delaying their so-called 'tokens of appreciation' such as houses and start-up capital...

Fishing company delivers on promise

8 hours ago | Social Issues

KENYA KAMBOWEKASOTEA fishing company has delivered on its promise to build a home for a poverty-stricken family of seven at Kasote village in Kavango West.Two...

Wife killer's brutality 'unsurpassed'

8 hours ago | Justice

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKHigh Court Judge Naomi Shivute has described Andries Hermanus Johannes Scott's brutal trampling to death of his wife, Anna Scott, in August 2017 as...

Hefty fines for pangolin smuggling

8 hours ago | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKTwo new cases of wildlife crime were reported last week and three suspects were arrested, while two men found guilty of the illegal possession...

Half of Namibians can't afford...

8 hours ago | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe number of hungry people in Namibia has increased by 100 000 in over a decade, according to a United Nations report. However, there...

Corona relief from Agribank

8 hours ago | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK Agribank recently kicked off its countrywide stakeholder information workshops on its coronavirus relief stimulus package. The bank introduced the stimulus package on...

WorldSkills Namibia celebrates World Youth...

8 hours ago | Education

ELIZABETH JOSEPHWINDHOEKNamibia today joins the rest of the world in marking World Youth Skills Day, an annual event which recognises the importance of equipping young...

Load More