Young Person Information and Application Process

The Youth to Work program seeks to recruit young and enthusiastic professionals looking for an opportunity to learn new business and consultancy skills and apply them in a real business environment, and contribute to the wider community.

Please ensure you read all information here thoroughly before applying.

The Youth to Work program seeks to recruit young and enthusiastic professionals looking for an opportunity to learn new business and consultancy skills and apply them in a real business environment, and contribute to the wider community.

Please ensure you read all information here thoroughly before applying.

ROLES

  • Conduct an assessment of the enterprise’s strengths and areas for development
  • Develop an action plan to help the enterprise to improve and prepare for investment and growth
  • Work closely with the leadership team to deliver the action plan
  • Deliver network strengthening activities which improve the SGBs partnerships, communication and opportunities
  • Deliver key employment readiness workshops to university students across Kampala

Support provided by Challenges

  • A comprehensive 2 week training program in professional consulting and business improvement skills
  • Access to best-practice resources to guide you on placement
  • Ongoing training, mentoring and support from Challenges during your enterprise placement
  • Unprecedented opportunity to gain valuable insight into all areas of a enterprise and work alongside their senior management team to develop an action plan
  • An opportunity to develop your current skill set to improving your employability
  • The opportunity to complete an internationally-recognised Chartered Management Institute qualification Level 5 professional qualification to accredit your new skills after successful completion of the program,.
  • A monthly stipend to cover expenses related to your placement.

Eligibility Criteria 

  1. Be between 21 to 30 years of age or 21 to 35 for persons with disabilities
  2. Have an understanding of business and finance for business, demonstrated through previous work experience and/or hold a relevant university degree
  3. Relevant work experience including previous internship, voluntary work etc.
  4. Good communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  5. Interest in small business development, enterprises and entrepreneurship
  6. Ability to travel to training and placement
  7. Ability to commit to the placement full-time and 2 weeks pre-placement training
  8. Must be fluent in both verbal and written English

 

Please note that Youth to Work is only available for residents of UGANDA, ZAMBIA and GHANA

HOW TO APPLY

Click the country section in which you’re eligible

There are two ways of applying:

  1. Using the link above, complete the online form; or
  2. Download and complete the offline form and return it to the country respective email

Please ensure that before filling this form, you have thoroughly read the application information.  Answer all questions sincerely and to the best of your knowledge, incomplete forms will not be considered. For both, please attach your CV (maximum 2 pages) and any relevant academic documents to this application when submitting.

This section entails Uganda information for the young people. Download the attachments below to get more information about the programme and application form.

Programme Information PACK_UG

Programme Brief_UG

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We are no longer receiving applications for Junior Associates. For more information, please email youthtowork@thechallengesgroup.com

Applications for Zambia will be open soon!

 

Programme Information Pack_ZM

For more information, please email youth2work.zambia@thechallengesgroup.com

Apply now - Young Person_Ghana

OR

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

For more information, please email youth2work.ghana@thechallengesgroup.com

THE 5 PILLARS ON WHICH YOU ARE ASSESED

1. Effective communication

2. Critical thinking

3. Understanding the bigger picture

4. Planning and managing work

5. Managing relationships

ONCE SUCCESSFUL;

1. You will be required to travel to and from the business placement location as well as the training place

2. You will be required to commit 100% of your time during the placement.

3. You will be held to a code of conduct throughout the program placement, which will be made available to you at the first day of your training.

The placement is not a paid position, although a small stipend is offered to help with travel costs during the placement.