Lafarge Zambia has launched a young Graduate Trainees Programme called STEP UP designed to give a ‘Strong Start’ to LafargeHolcim careers.
The Graduate Development Program gives an opportunity for graduates to gain practical work experience and develop critical skills in the areas of their career interests in a world-class environment with world-class practices.
The Programme also allows the development of Regional talent from the initial stage of one’s career.
Speaking during a recent ceremony organised by Lafarge’s Human Resource Unit to welcome the young graduates, Lafarge Zambia Managing Director and Chief Executive Vincent Bouckaert called upon the graduates to take the opportunity Lafarge has accorded them as learning curve to acquire skills that will set them apart not only in Zambia but the World at large.
Mr. Bouckaert further added that skills that will be learnt in Lafarge shall position them to realise their hidden potential.
He added that the reason Lafarge has not adopted so many Key Performance indicators (KPIs) is because the work demands application of one self ,commitment and hence impact is what will be measured.
Mr. Bouckaert also stated that the Cement industry presents a number of dimensions that require specialised man power and skill, therefore an opportunity such as this should not be taken lightly but with a positive mind-set.
Lafarge Zambia called for applications for Graduates who had a desire to join LafargeHolcim and be a part of a successful International Group that builds its business strategy around innovation.
The Company received over 600 applications from graduates that studied at various reputable universities, both within Zambia and abroad.
The top 100 applicants were shortlisted and after a series of rigorous aptitude tests and assessments, Ten Graduate Trainees were selected for the first intake of Step Up.
In addition to Step Up, Fifteen 15 graduates have been offered a 12 month internship program to be based in Chilanga and Ndola plants.
This is according to a statement issued by Lafarge Zambia Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs Glenda Masebe-Kamalata.