The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has employed 35 graduates for the second phase of its Graduate Trainee Programme.
The successful candidates who have already gone through the onboarding process have been deployed to different sections of the company’s operations where they will be trained for over a two-year period in all aspects of the company’s operations.
The company’s head of communications, Emeka Ezeh, said in a statement that the programme is a conscious initiative by the management to attract and develop the best and brightest young graduates from universities within and outside the country.
According to him, the trainees will eventually assume key roles within the organisation consistent with EEDC’s vision of business continuity and human capital development strategy.
He said the first track of the programme comprises Operations, Revenue Cycle Services (RCS), Project Management and Engineering, while the second track comprises Finance, Administration, ICT, Procurement and Human Resources, noting that the trainees will equally have a feel of customer service, regulatory, communications and safety operations.
Ezeh added that during the period of the training, each candidate would be assigned a mentor who is expected to provide guidance as well as review their accomplishments and the challenges they may face in the course of their training period.
Last November, EEDC launched the scheme with 20 graduate trainees who were successful after what the company described as very rigorous screening exercise.
One of the trainees in the first batch, Kings Uchendu, expressed appreciation to the management of EEDC for the opportunity, saying that the Graduate Trainee Programme was structured to groom and position them as leaders even beyond EEDC. “There is hardly any situation I can’t handle right now and that’s an example of what is yet to come from all of us,” he said.
Ezeh further disclosed that the EEDC Graduate Trainee Programme is open to post-NYSC graduates of Nigerian origin with first or second class upper degrees from universities within and outside Nigeria. It is also open to post-NYSC graduates of polytechnics with distinction or upper credit category.
“Such students must have studied engineering, physical or management sciences,” he said.