Carrefour, a leading retailer in Africa, has announced a new initiative to empower and recruit young talent from Kenya and five other countries.
The Retail Graduate Programme, launched in collaboration with 12 top universities, aims to provide graduates with intensive and comprehensive training in the retail industry.
The program, which targets 50% of the positions for female candidates, is part of Carrefour’s commitment to promoting gender diversity and investing in local talent development.
Carrefour has partnered with The University of Nairobi and Strathmore University in Kenya, offering a dynamic platform for graduates to learn from the best in the business.
The selected candidates will undergo 24-month on-the-job training, which will cover various aspects of retail operations, such as in-store management, e-commerce, and merchandise.
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will have the opportunity to secure full-time supervisory-level positions within Carrefour.
Christophe Orcet, Regional Director of Carrefour – East Africa, Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said: “The Retail Graduate Programme represents our dedication to supporting the young generation in kickstarting their careers in the retail industry.”
“By offering comprehensive on-the-job training and exposure to different facets of retail, we aim to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in this dynamic and competitive sector.”
Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim Retail in Kenya, operates 11 stores across the country and employs over 2,000 people.
Carrefour also supports local suppliers and farmers by sourcing over 99% of its products locally.
The Retail Graduate Program is open for applications until September 30th, 2023.