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Total Taps Fresh Talent, Skills at Makerere University

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Demand for graduates in the market is going down fast on account of lack of the skills required for most of the jobs up for grabs.

However, one of the county’s leading petroleum companies Total Uganda has come up with a time-machine like program that aims at making graduate students as attractive as they were in the 60s and 70s.

In their Graduate Management Training Program which started back in 2005, Total Uganda have been recruiting fresh graduates from Makerere, handed them an opportunity to work in the various positions on the company.

The graduates are given an 18 months contract and deployed to work in various departments like Finance, sales human resource among others,” said the company’s Human Reasorce Manager Mrs Susan Matovu during the launch of the Total Energy Week at Makerere on Tuesday.

One of the beneficiaries of the program Mr Hosea Nkojo is currently Total’s Health Safety and Environment Manager after two years of training.”

He described the program a huge stepping stone in his life and career.

Mrs Matovu said that 10 graduates are enrolled each year 70 percent of which are retained for the company’s permanent establishments.

“They work in real situations, handle real projects and grow and grow their careers by attaining soft skills like computing, team work, data analysis reporting and others,” she said

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