Nigeria : EnterpriseNGR to launch Youth Of Enterprise (YOE) internship programme
- 13 May 2022 / News / 191 / Fares RAHAHLIA
Determined to bridge skills gap in Nigeria, EnterpriseNGR, a professional advocacy group championing the transformation of Nigeria to the premier financial services center in Africa, plans launch of Youth of Enterprise (YOE) on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
The YOE Internship Programme was designed to help address national youth unemployment and enhance Nigeria’s future
Currently, about 55 per cent of unemployed Nigerians are youth aged 15 – 34 years. This is
indicative of an apparent gap in youth employability that needs to be addressed.
Through the YOE Internship Programme, EnterpriseNGR seeks to improve the employability of Nigerian youth.
The Programme aims to improve the skillsets, professional competence and employability of young graduates. YOE participants will obtain invaluable workplace experience and networking opportunities which will position them for meaningful career journeys.
Chief Executive Officer of EnterpriseNGR, Obi Ibekwe said: “We all know the difficulty young people face in finding jobs. With YOE this will be a thing of the past.
“EnterpriseNGR is leveraging its
reach to raise a network of premium organizations that are willing to offer internship opportunities to young Nigerian graduates.”
Employers participating in the YOE Internship Programme will have the opportunity to guide and evaluate placed talent for six months before considering them for recruitment.
They will also be able to cost efficiently build a pipeline of entry-level talent, reduce the size and scope of their orientation programmes and improve the performance of their organizations by infusing fresh academic knowledge, digitisation and innovation into their systems.
The YOE Internship Programme is a paid six-month programme that offers Nigerian youth the perfect opportunity to re-invent themselves and ‘GREENSTART’ their careers.
Ibekwe added: “For our Nigerian youth, YOE is your one-stop shop for exploring pathways to the career of your dream.”
Since its launch in October 2021, EnterpriseNGR has grown its member base with top organisations in the FPS sector including Aluko & Oyebode, Chapel Hill Denham, Coronation Merchant Bank Ltd., FBNQuest Ltd., FMDQ Group, NGX Group, Tengen Family Office, PWC Nigeria, Templars, Central Securities Clearing System Plc (CSCS), Access Bank Plc, DLM Capital Ltd, Investment One Financial Services Ltd, Custodian Investment Plc., and Tangerine General Insurance Limited.
It has also garnerned international attention as an FPS advocacy group in Nigeria and is currently recognised as an observer with the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC).
EnterpriseNGR Professional Advocacy Group Ltd/Gte is an independent member-led policy and advocacy group established with the objective of promoting and advocating for the Financial and Professional Services sector of Nigeria, with a view to transform Nigeria into the premier financial services center in Africa.
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