Safaricom has announced that it will be taking 63 university students under its 2017 technology internship program. The internship program known as Safaricom Technology Academy will target at least 40 female interns, 19 male interns with 4 positions for persons living with disabilities.

The program has been expanded and will include 5 courses addition to the hands-on internship experience. The courses under the program include IP Networking, Application Development, inter-personal skills, personal finances and job readiness skills.

In 2016, Safaricom absorbed two permanent employees from its internship program, while more than 20 other interns have been absorbed by 18 companies who have partnered with Safaricom on the Technology Academy. To date, more than 360 students have completed the program since its inception in 2012. Safaricom’s Technology Internship program has also been credited with bridging the gender gap in the mobile operator, with female engineers now numbering 164 from 92 in 2013.
Applications for the academy started on Monday 20th February 2017 and will close on Sunday 26th February 2017. If interested click here to apply.