Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has opened its doors to the talented youth of Pakistan through its ‘One-Year Paid Internship Program 2014’.

The program enables fresh graduates to develop essential skills and gain the necessary experience required to compete in today’s fast-paced and challenging job market.

Commenting on this initiative President and CEO PTCL Walid Irshaid said, “At PTCL, we believe in contributing towards the socio-economic progress of the country through various community development initiatives and we would continue exploring innovative ways like this to serve the society.”

He further added, “I am confident that such programs will play an important role in capacity building and nourishment of the country’s human capital and future leaders”, he further added.

A batch comprising of 500 interns has been selected after going through the assessment process. The successful interns who have joined the program will be paid a stipend amounting to Rs.15,000 per month.

PTCL began this One-year Paid Internship program in 2012 with departments including engineering, finance, marketing, customer care, IT, Human Resource, and others. 50 top performers of the first batch were offered an opportunity to work as full-time employees at PTCL, while 100 interns were hired by various organizations upon completion of the one year term. The rigorous and challenging program also led to 283 more interns getting jobs during the continuity of the program.

“This program is designed to develop and enhance the capacity of our youth and we plan to explore such innovative approaches which serve the community in future as well”, commented Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer at PTCL.

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