Beverage company, Coca-Cola Beverages Uganda has offered permanent employment in its different departments the nine trainees under its graduate training program this year.
The move aimed at mitigating the unemployment challenge saw the company enroll the trainees from different Ugandan universities and offer them permanent contracts as employees in the departments of marketing, manufacturing, production and sales among others.
While speaking at the graduate trainee lunch-on held at CCBU headquarters in Namanve, Catherine Gita, the Human Resource Director for People and Culture at CCBU noted that the 18-month program was aimed at equipping trainees with skills and knowledge that enable them to develop their careers.
“The GIT program is one of the ways in which we continuously invest in the future of Uganda’s workforce. Programs like this help in presenting fresh graduates with work readiness skills that will propel them to the available employment opportunities” Gita said.
Also present at the event was the General Manager of CCBU, Melkamu Abebe, who congratulated the Graduates in Training and encouraged them to have teachable spirits throughout their career.
The Managing Director of the Central African Region CCBA, Conrad Van Niekerk, encouraged the trainees to embrace challenges and turn them into opportunities and asked them to be patient in their journey while aiming for more.
The CCBU graduate training program entails mentoring, coaching sessions, leadership development initiatives, management meetings, special projects, formal and on-the-job training, as well as functional rotational assignments.
This year, all nine graduate trainees will transition into a destination role within the organization where the company will continuously build their expertise and leadership capacity.
“The program was very insightful. I had the opportunity to learn from a team of professionals and use the latest technology which has helped me to get the most out of It. I am confident that I will achieve more during my work at CCBU,” said Barbra Namanyi, a graduate in training logistics f