The ICT Authority in partnership with Huawei Technologies Ltd are offering internship opportunities to engineering students starting August 2014. The program named -Telecom Seeds for The Future- will run for a period of three years. The partnership aims to increase employability of university engineering students by extending training and internship opportunities to them and subsequent consideration for employment.
Below are some basic facts about the Program:
The program is known as the Huawei -Telecom Seeds for the Future and will run for a period of three years (August 2014- August 2017).
The Huawei Telecom Seeds for the Future program is an internship and training program targeted at 3rd, 4th and 5th year University students pursuing undergraduate degrees in Engineering.
Students must be Kenyan Nationals.
What is the aim of the program?
- Provide students with an opportunity to learn about the latest Telecommunications technologies
- Develop local ICT talent
- Apply knowledge gained in class to a field setting.
- Promote a greater understanding of and interest in the telecommunications sector
- Build a regional understanding of ICT and a network of digital professionals
Which courses should the students be undertaking?
- Electrical Engineering
- Computer Science
Or any other engineering course in the telecommunications field.
Which University and what year should the student be in?
The student applying must be from any accredited and Chartered university and in 3rd, 4th or 5th year of their engineering course.
How long will the program take?
This internship will be for a period two months. The program will be ongoing for the next three years and is expected to benefit at least 100 students within the three years.
What is the duration of the training and internship?
Two months (8 weeks)
When is the program expected to commence?
The call for applications will be in August 2014. Interns will be expected to start working at Huawei at the start of September 2014. Full details of application are available here
Are there additional benefits for the students?
The initiative will see top ten interns offered a chance to further their skills in China, through a cultural exchange program. Details will be shared at the time of joining.
Do I expect a job after completion?
We do not guarantee jobs but we will do our best to assist interns by linking them up with ICT companies and other potential employers. Huawei will also give priority to the best students and consider them for employment depending on available opportunities at the company upon the students completion of the internship.
This will be based on Huawei’s business and project needs upon completion of the internship/training?and other Terms and conditions.
How can I apply?
The application process has 4 Parts;
Part 1: Consists of Non-Technical Questions on an online application form, published on the ICT Authority website ? ALL applicants must complete all questions in Part 1.
You will need to attach the following documents to your online application:
- Copy of your student ID
- Copy of your latest transcript certified by your university
- Copy of National ID
Note: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to move on to the next stages
Part 2: Consists of Simple Multiple Choice Questions
Part 3: Consists of Detailed Knowledge based questions
Part 4: Face-to-Face interview
What do I get after completion?
After successfully completing the program, students will be given a certificate. Successful students will also get professional mentorship opportunities by Engineers at the Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) with the possibility of becoming g a registered engineer by IEK
Who are the sponsors of the program?
It is an initiative by Huawei Technologies Kenya Co. Ltd in partnership with ICT Authority.
Where will be the internship be based?
Interns will be based at Huawei Technologies Ltd Nairobi office.
NB: information Courtesy of ICT Authority