Empowering Future Talent: UVU Bio’s BioProcessing Skills Accelerator Programme 

In today’s rapidly evolving job market, access to quality training and practical experience is crucial for the youth in South Africa seeking successful careers. At UVU Bio, we are proud to introduce our groundbreaking BioProcessing Skills Accelerator Programme, made possible by CapaCiTi. We invite you to explore how this programme not only benefits the candidates but also contributes to the growth of our economy and the development in the job market. 


Our BioProcessing Skills Accelerator Programme spans a four-month period, during which candidates receive intensive training in both laboratory skills and job-critical abilities. We firmly believe in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical experience, equipping candidates with the necessary tools to excel in the Biotech industry. By offering hands-on training and exposure to industry-standard practices, we empower our candidates to confidently contribute to this Bioeconomy. 


We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of our first cohort, with 38 learners who graduated, after four months of rigorous training. The progress they have made in such a short period is truly remarkable, and we have full confidence in their ability to thrive in the workplace. The dedication and commitment demonstrated by these candidates reinforce the effectiveness of our programme in preparing the candidates for real-world challenges. 


“From what we’ve seen yesterday with the presentations, all industries will be proud with the level of skills our candidates come with.” – Dheepak Maharajh, Executive Director UVU Bio 


UVU Bio takes pride in connecting candidates with reputable companies across Cape Town, Johannesburg/Pretoria, and KwaZulu-Natal – such as Cipla to name a few. We are delighted to share that all the graduates from our inaugural cohort have already secured placements in these regions. This achievement underscores the high demand for skilled professionals in the Biotech industry and highlights the value our candidates bring to partnering companies. Through these placements, both candidates and companies mutually benefit, fostering professional growth and operational success. 


We believe that investing in the Bioprocessing Skills Accelerator Programme is an investment in the future of the Biotech industry. By supporting our programme, you contribute to the professional growth and economic empowerment of talented youth. Your investment enables us to expand our training capacity, reach a larger pool of candidates, and establish strategic partnerships with more host companies. Together, we can cultivate a sustainable ecosystem that nurtures talent, drives innovation, and moves the Biotech industry forward. 


At UVU Bio, we are dedicated to empowering future talent through our Bioprocessing Skills Accelerator Programme. By bridging the gap between theory and practice, we prepare candidates for successful careers in the biotech industry. We are proud of the achievements of our inaugural cohort and the placements they have secured. However, there is much more work to be done, and your investment can make a significant difference. Together, we can create a thriving ecosystem that drives innovation, moves the industry forward, and empowers individuals to reach their full potential. 


For more information or to discuss partnership opportunities, please reach out to Dheepak Maharajh on email: dheepak@uvubio.com or cell: 082 650 8542. 


For more on our Bioprocess Skills Accelerator Programme, click here to watch the video.