Kenya’s largest mobile communication network has opened its doors to 63 university students around Kenya giving them a chance to be part of the 2017 SAFARICOM TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY.
The target for this years program is at least 40 female interns, four positions will be dedicated for persons living with disabilities, while the remaining 19 positions will be open to male interns.
Throughout the program the student will be required to tackle the following courses on IP Networking, Application Development, inter-personal skills, personal finances and job readiness skills accompanied with hands-on internship experience.
“Our Technology Academy reflects our commitment to building local capacity and equipping Kenyans with the skills to keep up with fast changing technology. We have carefully designed the structure of the Academy to ensure participants are well prepared to tackle Kenya’s demanding technology sector,” said Thibaud Rerolle, Director – Technology, Safaricom.
Applications for the 2017 Safaricom Technology Academy will open on the Safaricom Career Portal from Monday, 20th February 2017 and close on Sunday, 26th February 2017.
In 2016, Safaricom absorbed two permanent employees from its internship program, while more than 20 other interns have been absorbed by 18 companies who have partnered with Safaricom on the Technology Academy. To date, more than 360 students have completed the program since its inception in 2012..
To apply please click on this link.
Safaricom have really championed for gender equality with producing over 100 female engineers from the year 2013 and in this years edition they highly encourage people living with disabilities in areas on Science and technology to go for it.