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Kamyab Jawan, PepsiCo to jointly offer graduates internship

PepsiCo Pakistan is offering 1000 internships – a 35-day virtual and paid internship program to graduates.

Prime Minister Kamyab Jawan Programme (KJP) and PepsiCo has partnered to provide opportunities for internships to graduate students so they can enhance their career prospects as they are transitioning to their professional careers.

Given the current COVID situation in the country, PepsiCo Pakistan has developed a fully virtual and intensive internship program ‘Roshan Kal’ that was successfully delivered to 300 graduates in 2020, said a news release.

During the current year, PepsiCo Pakistan has the ambition to offer 1000 internships – a 35 day virtual internship program to graduates.

As the program is 100 percent virtual, there is no requirement of internees’ physical proximity to PepsiCo offices and thus the internship is open for graduates residing anywhere in Pakistan.

A stipend of Rs 10,000 will be given to the internees for the duration of the program

The internees are selected through an eligibility criterion and from a diverse set of disciplines including marketing, finance, law, public administration, food technology, engineering and business.

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The internship would be concludes with a final presentation and an internship completion certificate.

Combating employment issues

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to launch an upholstered version of the Prime Minister’s youth loan scheme, initiated by the previous PML-N led government, under the banner “Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme” in an effort to create 2 million jobs through small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

As of April 2019, 5.9% of Pakistan’s total population is actively searching for employment. Under the PTI’s loan programme, the government will disburse Rs200 billion and will provide a subsidy of Rs24 billion over the next five years by not charging any interest on the loans.

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The Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loan Scheme which was initiated by the previous administration of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), will cease to exist in letter after Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan programme’s launch.

It was reported that Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered a committee to be formed compromising of Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed and Special Assistant to prime minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar to conclude the loan programme.

Courtesy: APP