Safaricom ups agenda for women in ICT

November 24, 2016 4:03 pm2 commentsViews: 21
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NAIROBI – SAFARICOM will recruit 62 interns by January as it progresses its agenda to woo more women to the technology field in Kenya.

The internships will target 40 female university students under its Women In Technology initiative, with a further 18 internships open to all university applicants and an additional four internships that will be filled through the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya.

“Our technology internship program is built on the knowledge that in order to continue Transforming Lives, we must continue to invest in building capacity to manage cutting edge technologies,” says Thibaud Rerolle, Director – Technology, Safaricom.

Started in 2013, Safaricom’s Women In Technology initiative has contributed to more female engineers joining Safaricom, lifting the ratio of female to male engineers in the company from 9 percent in 2013 to 20 percent today.

To date, more than 320 students have undergone the technology Internships, with Safaricom absorbing 22 former interns to full-time positions with more than 30 others employed by other industry players.

Internships are open to Kenyan applicants, preferably those in their third to fifth year of study in ICT related fields including Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering. Applicants must not have graduated.

– CAJ News

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