Ericsson Launches Graduate Programme In Africa To Help Innovate The Future
Ericsson, a multinational telecommunications and networking company, has 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 of the processes, methods and tools.
In addition to that, graduates will get exposed to working in a large global matrix driven organization in terms of the ways of working, understanding vision, mission, strategies, corporate culture and values of the company all of which are geared towards meeting the business challenges of the future.
The company believes that the graduate program will help build local talent for the African markets as well as build into the long-term commitment to develop and grow business in Africa. As a result of that, Ericsson will have access to the best talent and provide them careers in a global environment, over a period of time.
Head of Talent Acquisition at Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Caroline Berns stated that : “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 program offers graduates an opportunity to engage with the most exciting technology on the planet and the challenges it brings,” he added.
With the Graduate Program, Ericsson will move the needle on gender equality within the field of technology because half of the graduates hired are women.
This is in alignment with the 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.