The Guardian (Nigeria)
FCMB offers Nigerian graduates employment opportunities under Flexxtern
FIRST City Monument Bank ( FCMB) has commenced the fifth edition of its # Fcmbflexxtern contest with a call for entries from eligible young Nigerian graduates who desire to secure employment in leading corporate organisations in the country.
The online contest, designed for youths between 18 and 30 years started on October 15 and will run till October 30, 2021. It is a programme that offers young Nigerian graduates the opportunity to gain work experience through an internship which could even
tually lead to full employment in reputable organisations.
Group Head, Corporate Affairs of FCMB, Diran Olojo, who disclosed this in a statement said, "The # Fcmbflexxtern programme is another platform for Nigerian youths to demonstrate their talent and determination to take leadership positions. We realise that many youths have what it takes to succeed if given access to mentoring, training and practical knowledge.
“We are excited that the # Fcmbflexxtern initiative has become a catalyst to fasttrack the development of a new generation of professionals and leaders. It is expected that many young graduates will take advantage of this opportunity by participating in this year's contest."
He said nearly 100 young graduates have benefitted since the programme's inception in 2016, with several of them doing very well in their chosen careers. He added that the competition will take place via the FCMB Flexxzone, an exclusive microsite built around the bank's product for youths known as Flexx.
Olojo advised young graduates who wish to participate in the # Fcmbflexxtern contest to visit the FCMB Flexxzone and upload a 45second video on Youtube using the hashtag # Fcmbflexxtern5 explaining why they are the best qualified for the internship opportunity.
He added that participants should invite their friends to vote for them.
According to him, the entries with the highest number of votes at the end of the public voting would be shortlisted, and a panel of judges will carry out an independent rating of the contestants to select 30 winners.