Ericsson on Tuesday announced the launch of its 2020 edition of the Graduate Program in Africa.
The program aims to grow the technical skills of the graduates, train them in the Ericsson technology, solutions and their delivery and understanding our processes, methods and tools.
The company believes the opportunity will expose the graduates to working in a multinational environment as well as enable them to sharpen their skills at the highest level possible.
“We believe this graduate program helps build local talent for our African markets and helps build into our long-term commitment to develop and grow our business in Africa. This way we access the best talent and provide them careers in a global environment, over a period of time,” said Caroline Berns, Head of Talent Acquisition at Ericsson Middle East and Africa in a statement.
“The Fresh Graduate Program in Africa is designed to give graduates’ career an added momentum at just the right time – maximizing the skills they have gained in the course of their degree, adding more to their repertoire and equipping them to make a positive impact on the continent. Aiming to attract and guide the most talented, innovative and creative technology minds, the programs offers graduates an opportunity to engage with the most exciting technology on the planet and the challenges it brings,” she added.
The Graduate Program helps Ericsson to move the needle on gender equality within the field of technology; half of the graduates hired are women. This is in alignment with Ericsson Educate and local Connect to Learn projects which empower women in STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math- fields and leverage connectivity to increase access to education for children, especially girls.
Our young graduates with curious and innovative minds, work alongside the brightest minds in the industry and work on projects that are changing the world of communication and thus become the future of the telecoms industry in Africa.
Due to the sudden and unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Program will run virtually for the time being and will focus on graduates in Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, and Angola.
Applications are now closed for this phase but the program is expected to roll out in more countries in the continent during the second phase.
Interested candidates can sign up for the job alert on Ericsson’s website to be informed immediately when new programs are being opened.