- Participants will have the chance to explore roles in operations, quick-commerce, partners & brands.
- Finance & strategy, and brand marketing services are also among the focus areas.
Global tech and delivery company Glovo is seeking to tap into Kenyan graduates with its upskilling programme in a bid to bridge the gap between schooling and job market needs.
Dubbed ‘Glovo Africa Graduate Programme’, the initiative seeks to boost the potential of young Kenyan talent while extending to other countries in Africa.
“In a move to harness the potential of young Kenyan professionals, we are thrilled to announce the commencement of our new graduate programme. The initiative is specifically tailored to recruit and develop the Kenyan and African promising talent into the job market,” the firm said in a statement.
Commenting on the programme, the head of people Africa at Glovo, Rasheeda Sedhosime, said the move is a positive one towards unlocking the potential within Africa by investing in the most valuable asset, the youth.
“The Glovo Graduate Programme is a testament to our commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders in Africa. We believe that through this programme, we can provide a platform for young talent to grow, learn and contribute significantly to our dynamic industry," Sedhosime said.
The one year training programme also intends to provide opportunities for participants across various key sectors within the company.
“Participants will have the chance to explore roles in operations, quick-commerce, partners & brands, finance & strategy, and brand marketing services, the firm says in part.
Eligibility for the program extends to individuals who possess a University degree in any management, science, or social science discipline, coupled with 0 to 2 years of professional experience.
The firm’s initiative comes at a time concerns have been raised in the country regarding the widening skills gap in the job market that is rendering most youths jobless even after acquiring schooling certificates.
Late last year, the state department for Trade and Investments PS Juma Mukhwana, said industries have noticed a skill gap among graduates they recruit.
He said the recruiters are forced to train the graduates again once they employ them.
"The challenge I face from where I sit is that you employ people but you have to retrain them for them to do what you employed them to do," he said.