Ericsson unveils the 2020 Graduate Program in Africa

Ericsson unveils the 2020 Graduate Program in Africa

Ericsson has announced the launch of its 2020 edition of the Graduate Program in Africa, which aims to grow the technical skills of graduates through technology training.

Graduates will get exposure working in a large global matrix driven organization in order to prepare them for the business challenges of the future through learning Ericsson technology, solutions and their delivery and understanding our processes, methods and tools.

According to a statement, the company says it believes this graduate program helps build local talent for its African markets and helps build into their long-term commitment to develop and grow their business on the continent.

“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,” said Caroline Berns, Head of Talent Acquisition at Ericsson Middle East and Africa.

“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,” she added. 

The Graduate Program helps Ericsson to move the needle on gender equality within the field of technology; half of the graduates hired are women. This is in alignment with 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.  

The company said its young graduates with curious and innovative minds, will work alongside the brightest minds in the industry and work on projects that are changing the world of communication and thus become the future of the telecoms industry in Africa.  

Due to the sudden and unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Program will run virtually, and will focus on graduates in Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan and Angola.

Applications are now closed for this phase but the program is expected to roll out in more countries on the continent during a second phase.