Monday, May 27, 2013

Etisalat Unveils the Geek Force Internship Contest

The fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company in Nigeria, Etisalat, has introduced Geek Force Internship Program.

The internship program offers the customers, especially the youth who are between the ages of 21 and 30 an opportunity to join its workforce by demonstrating sound knowledge of devices and passion for customer service.

The Chief Commercial Officer at Etisalat Nigeria, Wael Ammar said “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.”

The Director, Retail Sales at Etisalat Nigeria, Charles Ogunwuyi, said, “This initiative re-enforces our 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””

According to Etisalat, this innovative recruitment process will be driven by social media. The participants must be a university graduate or have an equivalent degree. They would be required to submit an online application and a two minutes YouTube video. 

Thirty (30) people will be shortlisted from a long-list. The top 30 will be pruned down to 20 through an online voting process. Subsequently, the top 20 will 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 while be given weekly tasks/assignments which will be posted online and voted by the Etisalat subscribers.

One candidate will be eliminated each week. The ‘last five standing’ will win a one year internship with the telecommunications giant. 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, while helping to solve customers’ communication challenges.

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 while having executive mentors. 

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  1. This very helpful to the Nigerian youth. Thumbs up Etisalat.

  2. Very interesting idea, i hope to be part of this geeks.