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More than 8 000 young Nigerians have already applied for the 200 open spots on a new graduate trainee programme hosted by Flutterwave, Africa’s highest valued start-up. At $3 billion, the fintech company is one of few start-ups in the content to have secured more than $200 million in funding.
The company vows that it’s graduate programme will “nurture” Nigerians by teaching them technical, and soft skills, exposing them to Flutterwave’s solutions and products, and giving them experience working at a global organisation. In addition, it will introduce them its network of current and former employees, culture, values, vision and mission.
“Flutterwave is an African company built to solve African challenges with African solutions. Some of the biggest challenges we have faced at Flutterwave have been solved by enlightened African tech experts with African needs in mind,” remarked Bode Abifarin, the start-up’s chief operating officer.
It opened the application portal earlier in July 2022 to enable young graduates across Nigeria to apply for choice positions in the company. There are already plans to expand the programme to other parts of Africa.
Abifarin said, “We would not be living up to our company’s ethos if we did not offer a leg-up to the young talent available and inspire and train them to ensure that the next future challenges in Africa’s tech scene are solved by talented young Africans.”
Year-long Flutterwave programme
Selected graduate trainees will work on key projects alongside Flutterwave’s leaders.
Meanwhile, Flutterwave also announced the third edition of its job fair which aims to connect companies to talent in Nigeria’s vibrant tech community. The fair is scheduled for Saturday, 30 July at Chida Event Centre in Abuja.
“The graduate trainee program and the job fair represent Flutterwave’s commitment to offering these talented individuals the opportunity to share their innovations and expertise with leading experts and tech entrepreneurs not only in Nigeria but across the continent. We hope that by powering the youth’s dreams, we power the continent’s tech scene as well,’’ said Abifarin.
Applications for the Flutterwave graduate trainee programme close today, while job fair applications are still accepted for the next few days.