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Huawei kicks-off job recruitment program for Kenyan graduates


Huawei Kenya has announced the launch of its management trainee program aimed at recruiting Kenyan university students for jobs and internships.

About 30 jobs and internship opportunities will be available to Kenyan youth with advanced  training in ICT.

Speaking at the launch of the program at the University of Nairobi, Paul Mungai, Director State Department for Higher Education and Research, commended the ongoing collaboration between Huawei and various universities and technical colleges.

He noted that these programs continue to boost digital skills among Kenyan youth and hasten the realization of the country’s goal to become a knowledge economy powerhouse.

“As a government , we recognize and appreciate the work being done by Huawei in expanding  the ICT space in Kenya. With programs such as Huawei ICT Academy, ICT Competition and Cybersecurity Boot camps and Huawei management trainee program,the ICT local talent and broader ecosystem will be boosted,” Mungai said.

The Huawei Management Trainee Program (HMTP), an annual Huawei global flagship programme that identifies and develops fresh talent in the STEM field, has trained 200 and absorbed 133 graduates in Kenya since its launch in 2018.

Fang Zheng, Human Resources Director of Huawei Kenya, said the company aims to tap top talents from Kenyan universities to boost its talent pool in Kenya by adding and  improving the digital skills of Kenyan youth is key to preparing them adequately for future jobs.

“Huawei is committed to investing in local ICT talent through full time employment, internships and training programs and in supporting efforts by the government in achieving her digital economy goal. We will offer internships for four months consisting of one month of group learning about Huawei products and processes and three months of practical work in various departments to have hands-on experiences,” Zheng said.

Thanking Huawei for choosing the University of Nairobi to launch the graduate trainee program, Mr. Johnson Kinyua, Dean of Students at the University of Nairobi, stated that career and internship opportunities are key to improving the competence and visibility of ICT graduates.

Registration for the program themed ‘The Sky Is the Limit’, ends on 31st May 2024.

Timothy Kanyi
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