Accra, Sept. 18, GNA – Beneficiaries of the
Total Ghana Limited’s Young Graduate Programme, a career development and
empowerment programme have hailed the company for the initiative, which seeks
to build and equip newly graduated youth with skills through global exposure.
A statement from Total Ghana and copied to the
Ghana News Agency in Accra on Tuesday said, the programme, which was
conceptualised by the Marketing and Services division of the Total Group in
Africa and the Middle East (France) had so far benefitted 12 Ghanaian
It named the first set of four graduates who
were picked after a thorough process as: Mr David Yaw Kumah, Mr George Boamah
Nkansah, Ms Endesha Serwaa Amanquah and Ms Ewurabena Asaam, all alumni of the
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The statement said the beneficiaries of this
first edition spent the first six months of the 18-month period at Total
Petroleum Ghana and spent the remaining 12 months at the Total Office in France
and its affiliates in Uganda and Kenya.
Inductees for the 2017 batch were currently
serving 12 months in Total Ethiopia, Total Sierra Leone, Total Zambia and Total
Mozambique while the 2018 batch recently begun their programme at Total
Petroleum Ghana Ltd, it added.
Mr Bright Dokosi, the Human Resource Manager
of Total Ghana, the statement said, noted that, the programme was a key element
in realising its ambition as the responsible energy major sector player.
Mr Dokosi said the company had noticed that in
many African countries there was a large difference between what the
educational system teaches young people and the actual needs expressed by
The programme gave beneficiaries skills that
are transferable, thus enhancing their employability adding that “Every year,
37 African countries participate in the Young Graduate programme.
It is also an equal-opportunity programme
because half of the participants are young women. Total Ghana will continue to
empower young people in the country and grant them the opportunity to compete
in the professional space through this programme.