03 December 2020
Ericsson has announced the launch of its 2020 edition of the Graduate Program in Africa, which aims to grow the technical skills of the recruits, train them in the Ericsson technology, solutions and their delivery and understanding our processes, methods and tools.
It also helps Ericsson “to move the needle on gender equality” within the field of technology as 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 Fresh Graduate Program in Africa is designed to give graduates’ career an added momentum at just the right time – maximising the skills they have gained in the course of their degree, adding more to their repertoire and equipping them to make a positive impact on the continent,” 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 programs offers graduates an opportunity to engage with the most exciting technology on the planet and the challenges it brings.”
Due to the sudden and unprecedented disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Graduate Program will run virtually for the time being, and will focus on graduates in Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan and Angola.