Reckitt Nigeria has begun the recruitment process for its 2022 Graduate Trainee program, which aims to address work-readiness and skill-gap challenges in the workplace.
The ‘Reckitt Trailblazers’ Company Graduate Trainee program is organized in conjunction with a Career Forum at the Pan-Atlantic University in Lagos, Nigeria.
Mr Akbar Ali Shah, general manager of Reckitt Sub Saharan Africa, advised students to always be prepared to take advantage of career opportunities and emphasized the importance of finding their purpose to add value to the world around them.
Reckitt executives, who were also in attendance, spoke to attendees about the company’s brands, purpose, people, and culture, as well as the various sustainability initiatives they have, such as the Dettol Clean Naija and Mortein Fight to End Malaria programs.
Reckitt Sub Saharan Africa’s human resource director, Mr Abel Idonije, also spoke at the session, saying, “at Reckitt, there are lots of career opportunities not just in Nigeria, but globally where Reckitt companies are located.” The Reckitt Trailblazers program will be merit-based, with only the best students being selected.
“There are two ways we are offering students to join the company, the three and six-month internship programs for those who are still undergraduates, and the Reckitt Trailblazers program for graduates”.
He went on to explain the graduate recruitment process, which will be divided into four stages: The first stage will be an online application, followed by psychometric tests for qualified candidates, a case study assessment, and a final interview with a functional manager.
Dr Olusegun Vincent, director of Academics at Pan-Atlantic University, stated, “Reckitt is a global brand and a household name, as evidenced by the positive response from students who appear to know the brands very well”.
“The Pan-Atlantic University is a world-class tertiary institution and appreciates the gesture from Reckitt, makers of so many brands that touch lives globally”.
At the fifth edition of the University’s Career Fair, Rickitt will be present to provide more information about the opportunities students may have within the organization in the future. This year, the Reckitt Trailblazers will also recruit at other Nigerian universities.