TNM plc has hinted that the future of technology-driven businesses such as mobile telecommunications and ICT relies heavily on how fresh graduates make use of data and analysis.
Malawi Stock Exchange-listed mobile telecommunications network provider chief executive officer Michel Buitelaar said this during the launch of TNM Graduate Development Programme and Career Fair in Blantyre on Friday.
“In this programme, selected graduates will be immersed in TNM’s day-to-day operations, a development which augurs well with our vision.
“The roles we envisage for these top talents will predominantly be in ‘analytics spheres’ across different departments in the TNM business,” he said.
The programme provides openings for internship aiming to orient fresh graduates in various aspects of the telecommunications business—from engineering, IT and innovation, finance and business management.
The world continues to experience new wave of change through analytics; hence; the needs for telecommunications sector to accommodate graduates to effectively connect with the industry.
Buitelaar said through the programme, TNM believes that it will contribute towards the reduction of unemployment levels among fresh graduates.
In the new-style technology era, TNM has vowed to be continuously evolving to align Malawians to the current global digital trends.
Ministry of Labour, Skills and Innovation senior deputy secretary Willy Kamanga hailed TNM for the programme, saying it is in tandem with government’s youth internship initiative.
“This initiative is significant to the government as we are aiming at reducing the levels of unemployment. As you are aware, most of our fresh graduates are unemployed,” he said, stressing that TNM is nurturing skills of fresh graduates.