We are pleased to announce the application for the Youth to Work Programme: Empowering Zambian Graduates to Support SMEs.
The Youth to Work Programme is a fantastic opportunity for Zambian graduates to contribute to the growth and development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Zambia.[mfn]“Enterprise Information and Application Process.” The Challenges Group, 15 Aug. 2019, https://thechallengesgroup.com/youthtowork-enterprise/.[/mfn] This initiative, a collaboration between Futuremakers by Standard Chartered and Challenges Worldwide, offers graduates the chance to work with SMEs in Lusaka, providing them with valuable work experience and helping local businesses thrive.
Youth to Work Programme Benefits
By participating in the Youth to Work Programme, graduates will:
- Gain relevant work experience, including internships and voluntary work
- Develop valuable communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
- Foster an interest in small business development, entrepreneurship, and enterprise
- Enhance their knowledge of Microsoft applications
- Improve their written and spoken English skills
- Build a professional network and forge connections with local businesses
- Help drive business performance and contribute to the growth of Zambian SMEs
Youth to Work Programme Eligibility
To be eligible for the Youth to Work Programme, applicants must:
- Hold a relevant qualification from a recognized tertiary institution
- Be between 21 and 30 years of age (21 to 35 for persons with disabilities)
- Possess relevant work experience, including previous internships and voluntary work
- Demonstrate good communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
- Show interest in small business development, entrepreneurship, and enterprise
- Have a good working knowledge of Microsoft applications
- Be able to commit to a 14-week full-time placement
- Be fluent in written and spoken English
Youth to Work Programme Application Procedure
To apply for the Youth to Work Programme, follow these steps:
- Visit the Challenges Worldwide application page at: https://thechallengesgroup.com/youthtowork-enterprise/
- Fill out the online application form with your personal information, educational background, and relevant work experience.
- Attach any required supporting documents, such as your CV or proof of educational qualifications.
- Submit your application before the deadline.
Alternatively, you can scan the QR code provided on the original advertisement to access the application form.
Youth to Work Programme Application Dates
Please take note of the following important dates for the Youth to Work Programme:
- Application Deadline: 10th May 2023