Most Kenyan youths are always complaining that there are no jobs for them and that the government is not doing enough to support their skills and ambitions.
However, they fail to realize that there’s a lot of opportunities out there that they’ve not explored, by use of the Internet – which is an incredible source of information.
Below is a list of places to look for worthwhile internships.
- KPMG The company is one of the largest in the world in the auditing services in the world, alongside Ernst & Young, Deloitte and Pwc. The Kenyan-based East African regional offices offer fresh graduates an opportunity to interact with its staff while building a great career. Take a look at their management trainee internship program.
Google is undoubtedly one of the best web services companies in the world, and one of the coolest places to work. The company which was founded 16 years ago has become a major part of our lives, offering web search services and enabling us to advance our knowledge. Most of its profits are derived from Adwords. There are various streams of the internship and they can be checked out at the Google Internship page.
- PWCPricewaterhouseCoopers is also in the same industry as PWC, offering professional services. It’s ranked as the second largest in the world in that realm in terms of revenue measure, as of 2014. Pwc Kenya offers graduates an opportunity to be guided, tutored and grow professionally in their fields of operation which include forensics, business services, tax advisory among others.
- MicrosoftThrough its 4Afrika Internship program, interns are taught on business development aspects such as marketing, account management, software development among others. Follow their Microsoft Careers handle on Twitter @MicrosoftJobs to keep up to date on available openings.
- IBMIBM opened a research lab in Kenya sometime back in 2013. It mainly seeks data scientists to deal with projects aimed at making digital advertising for small businesses affordable, reducing traffic jams by use of mobile apps among other research-based undertakings. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and drop your CV!
- SamsungSamsung offers young talented people training at their electronics academy. The students learn basic, intermediate and advanced engineering with Samsung Hand Held Products (HHP), Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Audio/Video and Home Appliances(AV/HA) and Computers & Printing Technologies. The training is for free.
- TotalThe corporate is always “continuously seeking to employ highly creative, competitive, exceptionally bright and talented people to run their business.” Like other management trainee programs, the program is mainly centered around business development and it is a good way to start off a career. The skills gained are priceless. Total being an internationally established oil company, it is prudent to check out their student intake calendar and approach them.
- PZ CussonsThe company which deals with personal health care products has long produced household brands like Imperial Leather, Carex, Robb, Cussons Baby among others. Its Kenyan offices are based at Ruaka. Founded back in 1879 in Sierra Leone, you can trust the brand and take on the offer of starting your career in a glamorous way.
- SafaricomThe telecoms company has an IT graduate internship program for all to apply. The company was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most innovative companies in 2014, beating major global big names like Google, Apple, Facebook among others.
- DeloitteIf you’re studying accounting and would love to start off your career with a reputable organization, check out the company’s frequent posts on LinkedIn, labelled “opportunities for future students”, see the requirements and do the necessary.