A professional advocacy group championing the transformation of Nigeria to the premier financial services center in Africa, EnterpriseNGR, has concluded plans to unveil its Youth of Enterprise internship.
The Internship Programme, according to a statement on Tuesday, is designed to help address national youth unemployment and enhance Nigeria’s future productive capacity.
The Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Obi Ibekwe, said, “Currently, about 55 per cent of unemployed Nigerians are youth aged 15 to 34 years. This is indicative of an apparent gap in youth employability that needs to be addressed.
“Through the YOE Internship Programme, EnterpriseNGR seeks to improve the employability of Nigerian youth. The Programme aims to improve the skillsets, professional competence and employability of young graduates. YOE participants will obtain invaluable workplace experience and networking opportunities which will position them for meaningful career journeys.
“We all know the difficulty young people face in finding jobs. With YOE this will be a thing of the past. Enterprise Negros is leveraging its reach to raise a network of premium organisations that are willing to offer internship opportunities to young Nigerian graduates,” Ibekwe said.
She added that employers participating in the YOE Internship Programme would have the opportunity to guide and evaluate placed talent for six months before considering them for recruitment.
“They will also be able to cost-efficiently build a pipeline of entry-level talent, reduce the size and scope of their orientation programmes and improve the performance of their organizations by infusing fresh academic knowledge, digitization and innovation into their systems.
“The YOE Internship Programme is a paid six-month programme that offers Nigerian youth the perfect opportunity to re-invent themselves and “Kickstart” their careers.
“For our Nigerian youth, YOE is your one-stop-shop for exploring pathways to the career of your dream,” Ibekwe said