Young people who have successfully passed the selection process under the “Smart Start” internship program of Bakcell – the First Mobile Operator and Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, have started their internship in the company.
The main goal of this program with duration of 2 months, designed for students and graduates, is to provide young persons aged 18-25, who are planning to start their careers, with an opportunity to get acquainted with a real work environment at one of the biggest companies of Azerbaijan, gain practical experience and develop work-readiness skills.
As an evidence of great interest in the “Smart Start” internship program shown by the youth, more than 1200 applications for the participation in the program were submitted to Bakcell, and 32 young persons who have successfully passed the selection process were admitted to the program. The interns have started their internship at the following departments: Human Resources, Information Technologies, Legal, Technology, Accounting, Marketing, Customer Services, Procurement and Logistics, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Corporate Sales, Business Technologies and Retail Sales and Distribution.
Among the interns, there are also 3 young persons from the SOS children’s villages – Bakcell’s partner within the frames of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program. It should be noted that within the frames of long-term cooperation with the “SOS Children’s Villages Azerbaijan” Association, the children living under the patronage of the organization are constantly kept in the focus of attention and being actively involved in various projects and activities arranged by Bakcell.
In the course of the internship program, participants will acquire the relevant knowledge and skills under the supervision of mentors appointed from among the company’s specialists, study the overall structure and operating principles of the company, as well as take part in training sessions on career development planning, business ethics, effective time management, effective communication, self-realization, safety and environmental protection, health and other subjects.
“Taking an active part in economic and social life of the society, Bakcell, being one of the largest investors in the non-oil sector of the country, aims to contribute to solution of the problem of youth employment – one of the main priorities of Azerbaijan's economy. Being one of the biggest employers in the labor market of Azerbaijan, Bakcell offers equal opportunities to all applicants. The Company follows transparency principles during all the recruitment and selection processes. We are particularly pleased to see the students studying abroad undertaking their internships in their home country under the “Smart Start” program together with the students of local universities. Along with the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge meeting the demands of modern business life, the young people should also have the necessary conditions to spend their summer holidays more rationally. We are very proud of the fact that the young people choose Bakcell to acquire professional work experience”, says Mr. Richard Shearer, the CEO of Bakcell.
It should be noted that 6 out of 22 young persons who have participated in and successfully completed the “Smart Start” program in 2014 were provided with permanent jobs at Bakcell.
The duration of the internship is 2 months, with 5 full working days a week. Bakcell provides the interns with a relevant stipend to cover their daily meal and travel expenses. Upon completion of the internship program, all the participants are evaluated and granted with certificates proving their participation in the project.
Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and the Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, offers a variety of products for modern mobile communications customers. Bakcell provides class leading 3G mobile internet experience in the country under the Sür@ brand name.
As one of the largest national non-oil investors, Bakcell today continues making large investments in the economy of Azerbaijan through its investments in state-of-the-art telecommunication technology and its people who service our customers.
Bakcell’s network covers more than 99% of the population and 93% of the land area of the country (excluding occupied territories). Bakcell is a leader in innovation and it focuses on bringing the best of the mobile internet to Azerbaijanis through new partnerships and its Sür@ services.
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