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.

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