Monday, May 27, 2013

Etisalat introduces Geek Force Internship Contest for youths

Much acclaimed fastest growing telecommunications company in Nigeria, Etisalat has introduced Geek Force Internship contest for Nigerian youths between the ages of 21 and 30 years.
The Chief Commercial Officer at Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Wael Ammar said ITRealms that this is a chance for dexterous youths to join Etisalat’s workforce by demonstrating sound knowledge of devices and passion for customer service.

He said that this is a cool recruitment process, which shows that everything about this recruitment process would be driven by social media.

He explained that first of all, interested youths must have to be a university graduate or have an equivalent degree to stand a chance to showcase the ‘Geek-in-side’ and become an Etisalat Geek.

“If you meet this first condition, then you must submit an online application and a two minute YouTube video which will be assessed to arrive at a long-list of the top 30,” he said.

Mr. Ammar also said that from the top 30, the figure would be pruned to 20 through an online voting process.

According to him, the top 20 would be a part of a panel interview where 10 of them will be shortlisted.

“The top 10 candidates would be housed in an exquisite location in Lagos, and will each receive weekly allowances. They will be given weekly tasks or assignments which will be posted online and voted on by the Etisalat subscriber base and one candidate will be eliminated each week.

“The ‘last five standing’ will win a one year internship with the telecommunications giant,” he explained.

In addition, he said, each contestant would be required to demonstrate exceptional understanding of the working and application of the most common telecommunication devices available in the Nigerian market.

“The successful candidates would be required to help solve customers’ communication challenges,” he said.
The Interns that emerge from this contest will get a great opportunity to learn about the brand’s values as well as bring their own passion for technology to work on some great projects.

They would embark on an exciting journey through five departments of the telecommunications company and work in cross-functional teams as well as have executive mentors.

“Etisalat is out with this innovative customer engagement initiative to build strong bonds with customers and offer people the chance of pursuing a rewarding career along the area of their personal passion,” Ammar said.

Equally speaking, the Director, Retail Sales at Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Charles Ogunwuyi, noted that this initiative re-enforces Etisalat’s position as the most customer centric and most innovative telecommunications company in Nigeria. 

“The initiative allows us to co-create with our teeming subscriber base as well as supports one of our core corporate values of – “growing people” he said.

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