Fifteen Copperbelt University (CBU) engineering students have been inducted as graduate engineer trainees at Dangote Cement Zambia Limited in the Masaiti district.

Dangote Chief Executive officer Vipul Agrawal said, is to train Zambian engineers to operate state-of-the-art technology Cement & Power plants and develop into leaders.

The 15 CBU Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical and Mining-engineering students selected to participate in the program were issued with a two-year contract.

Mr. Agrawal said the graduates would go through structured, but intense hands-on training to consolidate their academic knowledge.

“On conclusion of their training, they will be absorbed in responsible positions in the company.

The Graduate Engineer Trainee program is a key component of succession planning and building of talent pull at Dangote,” he said.

The first Program for getting was launched in 2016 culminating in some of the graduate engineers taking leadership positions at Dangote.

The Chief Executive Officer said the program had yielded positive results by exposing fresh graduates to industrial challenges while working under the guidance of experienced technocrats from diverse backgrounds.

Mr. Agrawal further alluded that, Dangote would continue to partner with other institutions of higher learning across the country as a way of supporting government efforts to develop a skilled workforce and betterment society.

And Dangote Plant Director Xavier Kennedy said this program will expose the trainees to the practical part of the theory learned in school.

Meanwhile, a student representative, Harriet Likomeno thanked management at Dangote for according them an opportunity to be part of Africa’s largest cement manufacturing company.

She promised that they will put in their level best to meet the aspirations of the company through the GET program.

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Below are pictures of the event:

Dangote Cement Zambia inducts 15 fresh Engineers in its ‘Graduate Engineer Trainee’ Program
The Chief Executive Officer Vipul Agrawal, giving his remarks during the induction of Graduate Engineer Trainees at the Plant
Dangote Cement Zambia inducts 15 fresh Engineers in its ‘Graduate Engineer Trainee’ Program
Some members of Dangote Cement Zambia Limited posing with the graduate trainees selected for the two-year contract
Dangote Cement Zambia inducts 15 fresh Engineers in its ‘Graduate Engineer Trainee’ Program
Plant Director Xavier Kennedy, giving his remarks during the induction of Graduate Engineer Trainees at the plant
Dangote Cement Zambia inducts 15 fresh Engineers in its ‘Graduate Engineer Trainee’ Program
Dangote Cement Zambia Limited Plant Director posing with the Journalists from several Media Houses during the induction of Graduate Engineer Trainees

 

Dangote Cement Zambia inducts 15 fresh Engineers in its ‘Graduate Engineer Trainee’ Program
The selected graduate engineer trainees pose for a photo during orientation at the plant.

 

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