40 students from various universities in the country, are taking part in telecom operator, AirtelTigo’s Explor skills development programme — aimed at nurturing and building opportunities for the next generation of talent.
The three-month internship programme will see students working within the company’s departments such as Technology, Brand and Communications, Commercial, Customer Operations, Human Resources, Sales, Finance, AirtelTigo Money and AirtelTigo Business.
The 40, who were chosen from 400 applicants that applied to participate, will be exposed to real-world work situations while receiving one-on-one mentoring for leadership skills.
The applicants underwent a rigorous selection process that included the submission of a video resume and a face-to-face interview with a panel.
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Crystal Ahiable, a participant from the University of Ghana had this to say: “This is a great opportunity for me to discover the career path I want to pursue. This programme will also offer me the platform to learn from the seasoned professionals at AirtelTigo; challenge myself and be a change agent in the society” – during the induction ceremony.
Underscoring its commitments to equip young people with the necessary skills to find work in the digital economy, the Chief Executive Officer for AirtelTigo, Mrs Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi, said the company’s aim is to become the most sought-after employer.
She explained that the internship programme was borne out of the company’s belief in empowering young people with opportunities to harness their skills and learn new practical abilities.
“We believe this programme will expose the students to the operations within the telecommunication industry, and offer them the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience,” said Mrs Ng’ambi.
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