Castel Malawi LTD has signed a contract with the University of Malawi, Polytechnic in a partnership that has seen 18 management trainees join the company. The contract, signed on 14 November 2017, secures positions for final year students, to work in various sections within the Technical/Production department for 1 year. Sections include Maintenance and Utilities, Quality, and Packaging. This management trainee program provides students with much needed opportunity to put learnt theory to practice.
“This partnership benefits both the University of Malawi, our company and the industrial sector. Students on this program will be exposed to the industrial work environment that provides them with the expertise required for their future,” says Managing Director Olivier Renson regarding the program.
Furthermore, as part of contributing to the development of people in Malawi, the company’s program secures the building up of well-trained individuals that can take up jobs and perform to high standards, in future. This is the first step in an initiative that is running under the company’s Learning and Development section in Castel Malawi’s Human Resources department. Aside from the full year program, plans are underway to develop a varying student programs, including 3 to 4 month attachments that will run during school calendar holidays.
“While we are paying specific focus on the Technical Department, we have plans for entry-level opportunities in our ICT and Commercial departments,” Renson added.