Telenor Pakistan successfully concluded its Summer Internship Program 2012 with a Certificate Awarding Ceremony at a local hotel here in Islamabad. The ceremony recognized the talent and achievements of the interns and is a tribute to their hard work and commitment.
This year 62 students were selected from a pool of 9000 students through a recruitment process which included an online test which was attempted for the first time by any employer. The students went through tough filtering criteria and multiple rounds of rigorous interviewing. This program provided internship opportunities to students from top 16 different universities across the country and 6 of these interns have already been taken onboard for employment. The aim was to develop these individuals towards becoming the future success stories in their respective fields.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Executive Officer Telenor Pakistan, Lars Christian Iuel said, “Telenor Pakistan Summer Internship Program is a unique initiative not just in the telecom industry but across Pakistan’s corporate sector. The interns we hire are crème de la crème of their educational institutions. These students take their time at Telenor Pakistan a long way and graduate from their apprenticeship with a well-rounded understanding Telenor Pakistan as an organization and as a cultural benchmark, not only in the industry but also in the multinational sector.”
During his address at the ceremony Chief Human Resources Officer Telenor Pakistan, Shoaib Baig said, “At Telenor Pakistan one of the key components of our People Strategy is developing future leaders and our focus in this regard is not limited to our employees but also extends to our interns. This makes our internship program unique, taking a hands-on approach to training across all segments of the business and creating our business leaders of the future. Moreover, it is one of many projects that Human Capital Division is running to ensure that we bridge the gap between academia and the demands of the corporate world. Our experienced team members are always ready to mentor and to share their knowledge and expertise.”
The placement offices and Deans of various universities also attended the event. Later in the evening certificates were awarded to the interns.