Sofia, 8 July 2015 – Telenor launched its annual Traineeship program at an official ceremony held at the company’s headquarter in Sofia. This year, Telenor welcomes 50 students from various Bulgarian universities providing valuable professional experience in a real business environment. The two-month internship in the company is paid.
Trainees are joining a total of 24 departments in Telenor, including Customer Care, Business Sales, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, Value Creation, Business Marketing, Technology Implementation and other technical and operational sections in the company.
During their time at Telenor, students have the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop their own projects under the guidance of personal tutors. The participants also undergo presentation skills training and receive a full induction into the company’s structure, corporate culture, history, mission and values.
“The annual Traineeship Program is one of the most successful Telenor youth initiatives. Telenor is proud of the fact the program continually expands in scope and gives valuable real-business life experience to our up-and-coming younger generation. In fact, 30% of participants remain with Telenor as full time employees after the program which we believe is an amazing testament to the program. I believe we are here not only support talented students development but also contribute to the development of the educational system in the country. To our new trainees, I wish you great success and remind you to be curious, ask questions, take initiative, have humility, be open to try new things… and know it is ok to make mistakes,” – Telenor Chief Human Resources Officer Brad Byblow said at the opening event.
Telenor Traineeship Program is held for a twelfth year in a row. Since the beginning of the initiative in 2004, the telecom has invested more than 1 million leva in the development and support of young people in Bulgaria.