Flutterwave has said the hiring process for its first cohort of graduate trainees is now complete, adding 38% more employees to the company’s workforce.
It stated in a statement made available to BRANDNEWSDAY that it had taken on 200 trainees for its program and aimed to nurture them by enhancing their technical and soft skills, exposing them to its solutions and products, and giving them work experience.
There were 11,000 applications for the program, according to the company. It also disclosed that Mansi Babyloni, its new Chief of People and Culture, was responsible for creating the program.
After leaving the company in 2020 to join the People and Organization practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, the United Kingdom, Babyloni recently returned.
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She said, “I’m thrilled to be back at Flutterwave as the chief people officer. This role offers me the opportunity to invest in the talent, develop our people and make us the best employer out there, things I am deeply passionate about.
“My work starts with the Flutterwave Graduate Trainee Programme which has been a passion project of ours for a long time and we are delighted that it is now a reality. The programme aims to teach our graduate trainees highly transferable skills via an on-the-job training methodology, skills that will set them up for success for the entirety of their careers. Flutterwave is what it is because of the talent, passion, and innovation of a driven squad.
“We believe supporting the next generation of young talent to realise their potential is the most important way that we can give back to the community. This programme is critically important to supporting our strategic growth needs, as we continue to expand across markets and geographies. As a global company, we are looking forward to how this program can grow across other countries.”
The Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Flutterwave, Olugbenga Agboola, said, “The graduate trainee programme is a key part of our continued efforts to support young talent and help them kick start their career.
“Over the years, we have been thinking about developing a programme that serves as a pipeline for talent from the University to the workforce. We are happy that Mansi and the entire people and culture team at Flutterwave have made this a reality. Because of this project, 200 people will have an opportunity to break into their careers and get started on the path towards achieving their dreams.
“We are elated that Mansi is back and pushing impactful projects in her first month with us.”