PTCL launches one year internship program for educated youth
Islamabad (Wednesday, February 19, 2014) – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has opened its doors to the talented youth of Pakistan through its One-Year Paid Internship Program 2014. The program enables fresh graduates to develop essential skill-set and experience required to compete in today’s fast-paced and challenging job market.
“At PTCL, we believe in contributing towards the socio-economic progress of the country through various community development initiatives and we would continue exploring innovative ways like this to serve the society”, said Walid Irshaid, President & CEO PTCL.
“I am confident that such programs should play an important role in capacity building and nourishment of country’s human capital and future leaders”, he further added.
Carrying this tradition of serving the society forward, the company decided to enter the realm of capacity building of the country\’s youth in 2012, by offering One-year Paid Internships in various disciplines including engineering, finance, marketing, customer care, IT, HR etc.
“This program is designed to develop and enhance the capacity of our youth and we plan to explore such innovative approaches which serve the community in future as well”, commented Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer PTCL.
50 top performers of 2013 batch were also offered an opportunity to work as full-time employees at PTCL, while 100 interns were hired by various organizations upon completion of the one year term. The rigorous and challenging program also led to 283 more interns getting jobs during the continuity of the program.
This year another batch comprising of 500 interns has been selected after going through the assessment process. The successful interns have joined the program, with an increased stipend amounting to Rs. 15,000 per month.
This highly structured and elaborate program provides the youth an opportunity to work on the state-of-the-art technological platforms and exposure to best business practices, under the tutelage of industry gurus. Dubbed as Triple E, based on the principles of Engagement, Encouragement, and Evolution, this program ensures that these youngsters are imparted a thorough grounding for succeeding in the intensely competitive corporate world.
Under this meticulously designed program last year, 500 university graduates were selected through a competitive process which provides them an opportunity to learn and enhance their skill sets by working on various real-life business challenges. To make the young graduates financially independent, handsome stipend is also provided during the course of the internship.
Being the largest integrated telecom operator of the country, PTCL has always been aware of its obligation towards giving back to the society and community. This commitment is manifest in various socially responsible initiatives that form a distinctive feature of company’s corporate thinking and philosophy.