October 5, 2016, Yangon – Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) this week begins its internship program for students and fresh graduates from government and private institutions in Myanmar. Of over 200 applicants, 26 candidates are eligible to join the Telenor’s first internship program.
The interns are mainly from six universities and colleges - Thanlyin Technological University, West Yangon Technological University, Hmawbi Technological University, National Management Degree College, Myanmar Imperial College and Human Resource Management Institute. They join Telenor’s various business functions including human resources, finance, business operations, technology, learning and development, marketing, and corporate communications.
Telenor offered three-day onboarding session for the interns before joining their respective workplace. The onboarding session covered topics such as introduction to Telenor Group and Telenor way of work, code of conduct, and information security at the workplace. Moreover, interns were guided on approaches for garnering learning opportunity and practical experience during their internship period.
As part of introducing its internship program Telenor held a series of awareness sessions at the universities in August. The internship program will last between 1 and 3 months during which time interns will be on-boarded to the company’s ways of working, provided soft skills needed for workplace collaboration, guided by an intern supervisor and by Telenor’s Learning and Development teams, and finally awarded internship completion certificates. Telenor will continue to expand the collaboration with more universities in Myanmar in the future.
“We are delighted to have the first batch of talented interns on board who will be working alongside our experienced local and international colleagues on ongoing projects. We believe assignment with respective teams will leverage existing knowledge of the interns to assist them become industry-ready talents,” said Anne Birgitte Kverum, Chief People Officer (CPO) at Telenor Myanmar.
Telenor currently employs more than 600 employees and has more than 220 local and international partners in its supply chain. Telenor today serves more than 17 million customers in Myanmar’s all states and regions through its own network of thousands of points-of-sale, creating employment opportunities for communities, including for hundreds of local youths.
Moreover, Telenor always consider to create an equitable work-life balance for employees. Aiming to be one of the most preferred places to work in Myanmar Telenor has introduced flexible working hours and shorter in-office hours. Telenor became the first international company in Myanmar when it introduced six-month paid maternity leave in September 2015. Telenor ensures to have a low hierarchy structure and higher staff empowerment. Rising local talents are groomed with skills from expert colleagues as part of Telenor’s efforts to transform Telenor Myanmar a truly local company built on local talents.
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