Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, has hired nearly 85% of its 200 graduate trainees (GTs) after the end of the inaugural GT program. This reaffirms the company’s commitment to nurturing young talent and maintaining its position as an incredible workplace with a conducive environment for individuals seeking clear career growth opportunities in technology.
The Flutterwave Graduate Trainee Program was a 12-month-long paid traineeship for newly graduated youth with little to no work experience but with big aspirations. The program was designed to build a network of young talent and equip them with technical and soft skills and practical experiences by working at a global organization with over 750 employees worldwide.
Over 170 GTs have shaken off their graduate trainee titles and will kick start their careers as Analysts and Engineer 1s in alignment with Flutterwave’s newly designed and launched career progression framework. This framework shows a clear pathway of growth from Analyst to Executive Vice President.
To celebrate the end of this rigorous program, a #RookiestoPro graduation ceremony was held to recognize the efforts and achievements of the former graduate trainees.
Chijioke Okorji, a Developer Experience Engineer 1 at Flutterwave said; “I have a better understanding of my career path and have acquired marketable skills that I am proud of. More organizations like Flutterwave should give young people a chance through initiatives like this.“
Mansi Babyloni, Flutterwave’s Global Chief People Officer, said, “We are excited that our aim of giving 200 extremely bright young graduates opportunities to learn on the job and kick start their careers in tech early in life has finally been accomplished. As 170 of them transition from GTs to full-time employees after completing 12 months of on-the-job training and shadowing, there are myriad opportunities available for them to explore.”
Bode Abifarin, Flutterwave’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “We’re thankful for the successful completion of the Flutterwave Graduate Trainee Program. We thank the People Team and all the Graduate Trainee Managers who helped coach, mentor and train our GTs to propel their growth into Analysts and Engineer 1s.”
This is great news for young people who are looking to start their careers in technology. Flutterwave is setting a great example by providing opportunities for young people to learn and grow. I am sure that the former GTs will go on to do great things.
Flutterwave is a payments technology company that enables businesses across the world to expand their operations in Africa and other emerging markets through a platform that enables cross-border transactions via one API. The company has processed over 550M transactions worth over USD $32B to date and serves more than 2,000,000 businesses including customers like Uber, Flywire, Booking.com, etc.
Its key advantage is international payment processing in 150 currencies and multiple payment modes including local and international cards, mobile wallets, bank transfers, Barter, and Swap. It has an infrastructure reach in over 34 African countries, including Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa.
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