Tega’s shares her Y’ello journey

29 November 2019
In line with the ethos of the MTN Group of making a meaningful impact in the markets that it operates in, MTN Namibia launched its inaugural Graduate Trainee Programme this year. 
There are five graduates from recognized universities accepted from over 200 applications. The 24 month initiative by the telecommunications company is designed to give graduates the best hands-on training specific to MTN business units.  The program particularly focuses on Finance, Information Technology, Networks, Marketing, Sales and Human Resources.  It’s also part of the company’s contribution to skills development in Namibia. Below is a brief interview with one of the trainees, Tega Omuwa Paulus (TOP), an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering graduate on her journey thus far.
Q) Tell us about yourself and your area of study?
TOP) My name is Tega Omuwa Paulus, a graduate in training at MTN and a member of the Namibia Women in Engineering. I studied Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at Namibia University of Science and Technology. I am an active and hardworking person that always tries to cope with failure and learn from my mistakes. I prefer good communication and honesty in all areas.
Q)           How did you hear about the MTN Graduate Trainee Program and what motivated you to apply?
TOP) I got to know more about MTN from their Facebook page and this is also where I got to learn about their graduate in training opportunity. Being a telecommunications company and that being my area of study is what motivated me to apply.
Q)           Of what impact has the MTN initiative had on your life?
TOP) Besides creating a supportive workplace for me, the initiative has assisted me to gain more knowledge and strengthen my skills.
Q)           How would you describe your journey so far since you joined the program?
TOP) This program is quite amazing and educative and I am gaining more hands-on experience.
Q)           In terms of learning, would you say it’s providing the much needed on the job training as you expected?
TOP) It is providing much needed job training as expected.
Q)           What would you say are the 5 things that you have learnt and stick out for you?
TOP) Five things I have learnt are: 
•             Work Ethics
•             Responsibility
•             Accountability
•             Teamwork
•             Delivering high quality customer service
Q)           What can you say has been the most challenging about the program so far?
TOP) The most challenging thing so far is getting to learn about different people ‘s personalities.
Q)           What would you say to those that might want to apply for the program?
TOP) I recommend MTN as an environmentally friendly workplace to those that would like to apply.
Q)           Any last words that you might want to share?
TOP) Work hard for what you want, because it won’t come to you without a fight.


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