Flutterwave tackles unemployment in Nigeria with its Graduate Trainee Program
Flutterwave admits 200 Nigerian graduates to its 12-month immersive Graduate Trainee Program aimed at tackling unemployment in the country.
In its mission to support Nigeria’s economy, Africa’s leading payment technology company, Flutterwave commenced its Graduate Trainee Program on the 8th of August, 2022.
The 12-month immersive program equips new graduates with the problem-solving skill set required to approach real-world challenges in this digital era. By exposing them to Flutterwave solutions, products, networks, and culture, trainees are given the opportunity to self-develop and expand their professional capabilities.
The program supports 200 graduates within Nigeria, who have been meticulously sorted from a pool of over 11,000 applicants since early July 2022. This milestone is a major move for Flutterwave as they are successfully nurturing future industry leaders from universities all over Nigeria.
According to Mansi Babyloni, Flutterwave's Chief People and Culture Officer, "For any organization, the recruitment strategy, and its success are dependent on getting the candidates needed. This is a testament to the company’s vision and what it stands for." She explains that "Flutterwave has been very fortunate in hiring extremely talented individuals, which makes me feel so proud of who we are, and the positive sentiment for the brand in the ecosystem."
The campaign is Flutterwave's pilot edition, with undisclosed plans to expand to the rest of the continent. The program is expected to provide graduates with the knowledge, tools, and experience by providing them with the opportunity to work alongside experts from various technical fields while experiencing the professional work environment of a multinational organization. It presents itself as an impressive way for the new recruits to kickstart their young careers.
Although Flutterwave is a fintech company, the program makes provisions for trainees that might not be interested in the technical aspects of operations by creating two options in the form of its engineering and non-engineering tracks.
It promises for the duration of the program, a placement within one of the organization's departments, coupled with daily tasks and a periodic assessment to monitor the improvement of the recruits.
The program offers the graduate trainees benefits such as: Monthly stipend for the duration of the program, on-the-job training, exposure to the world of fintech, an opportunity to interact with big players in the industry, and invaluable work experience; while also angling a chance at retention and placement within Flutterwave upon its completion for those who are able to display exceptional capabilities during their tenure.
Flutterwave is a fintech company that provides payment infrastructures for global merchants and payment service providers across the continent. The company offers payment technology and infrastructure that enables banks and global merchants to accept and process payments on the web, mobiles, ATMs, and POS. Flutterwave serves customers worldwide.