First City Monument Bank has provided 30 recent graduates, between the ages of 18 and 30, with the opportunity to acquire work experience through its yearly ‘Flexxtern internship programme’.
The Flexxterns program was initiated to provide unique opportunities for learning outside of academic settings, and expose young Nigerians to new tasks and career opportunities.
The 2022 participants will have the opportunity of a temporary job role that is related to their academic field of study or career interests with either FCMB or any of its partners, namely: MainOne, Insight Publicis, Olanihun Ajayi LP, Signal Alliance Technology Holding and Pulse. Others are: X3m Marketing Ideas, TISV Digital, Nairametrics, Axon Analytics, Lumenave, DigiEngage, Nuts About Cakes, Wragby Business Solutions and Technologies Limited, ActivEdge Technologies and Borderless Trade Network.
After their three months probationary period, participants get retained as full-time employees if qualified.
The Divisional Head, Corporate Services & Service Management, FCMB, Felicia Obozuwa, made this known, during the induction and presentation of certificates to the 2022 Flexxtern participants in Lagos, according to The Guardian.
She restated the Bank’s commitment to championing and executing programmes that uplift and prepare youths for the future of their dreams.
She said, “We are proud of our Flexxtern success stories and the incredible number of young people who have taken advantage of it to start up enviable careers with FCMB and our amazing partners. We are optimistic that the #FCMBFlexxtern, and others like it, will help build Nigeria’s pipeline of next-generation leaders.”
Also addressing the Flexxterns, Group Head, Corporate Affairs of the Bank, Diran Olojo, urged them to use the opportunity provided by the programme to launch their careers.
He stated, “FCMB and its partners have provided you with a strong platform to showcase yourselves to potential employers, giving you an automatic advantage over other candidates. So, we urge you to seize this opportunity to unleash your hidden potentials”.