Flutterwave Cushions Recent Controversies with New Graduate Trainee Program

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Nigeria’s payments corporation, which has been valued at more than USD 3 billion, Flutterwave, has announced The Flutterwave Graduate Trainee Program.

This program seeks to train 200 young Nigerians by teaching them technical, and soft skills, exposing them to Flutterwave’s solutions and products and giving them experience working at a global organization.

At the same time, the program will introduce them to Flutterwave’s network of current and former employees, culture, and other values.


The application portal to this program had been opened at the start of July.

The company says it has since received more than 8000 applications from young graduates in Nigeria.

The program will be a year-long developmental opportunity and targets newly graduated Nigerians across various institutions within the country. 

Furthermore, selected graduate trainees will work on key projects alongside Flutterwave’s leaders, who will inspire and mentor them towards achieving their career goals.

As said, Flutterwave will pilot this program in Nigeria.

However, it will soon expand to other parts of Africa.

Flutterwave has also announced the 3rd edition of its Job Fair.

The ‘Flutterwave Job Fair’ aims to connect companies to talent in Nigeria’s tech community. 

The fair will present an opportunity for tech talent to understand the industry environment and connect with leaders in Nigeria.

The payments firm adds the job fair will take place in Abuja on the 30th of July 2022 at Chida Event Centre – Abuja.

Flutterwave has been battling a lot of issues over the year. It has since been accused of workplace harassment and insider trading – which the company denied. In Kenya, the company’s bank accounts were closed by a corruption watchdog following alleged cases of money laundering. Flutterwave has since denied the allegations.

Over the same period, the company has also made some senior staff changes, including the appointment of a new CFO.

Yesterday, we also learned that the company will be partnering with Sendsprint, which will be offering remittances for Africans living in the UK.

Where to apply

Graduate trainee program:

https://flutterwave.com/gb/careers/graduates

Flutterwave Job Fair

https://flutterwavejobfair.disha.page/

Quotes


Bode Abifarin, Chief Operating Officer, Flutterwave:

“Flutterwave is an African company built to solve African challenges with African solutions. Some of the biggest challenges we have faced at Flutterwave have been solved by enlightened African tech experts with African needs in mind. Therefore, we would not be living up to our company’s ethos if we did not offer a leg-up to the young talent available and inspire and train them to ensure that the next future challenges in Africa’s tech scene are solved by talented young Africans. The graduate trainee program and the job fair represent Flutterwave’s commitment to offering these talented individuals the opportunity to share their innovations and expertise with leading experts and tech entrepreneurs not only in Nigeria but across the continent. We hope that by powering the youth’s dreams, we power the continent’s tech scene as well.’’


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