Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sagicor boosts workforce with Internship Programme

Twenty five (25) tertiary graduates have successfully transitioned from intern to employee status within the Sagicor Group over a fourteen-month period -September 2013 to October 2014. The Sagicor Internship Programme began in October 2013 and has grown from 16 participants in the first cohort in 2013 to 60 in 2014. The programme was conceptualized with the aim of providing unemployed university graduates an opportunity to not only gain valuable work experience and build confidence but to also make a seamless transition into the workforce.

Suzette Shaw-Reid (l), Assistant Manager of Public Relations
and Gareth Robotham (r), Intern of Sagicor Group Jamaica's
Marketing Department present gifts to two children, at
the Sagicor Shopping Centre in Spanish Town, as part
of the company's Sagicor Santa initiative last December.
Karl Williams, Vice President of Group Human Resources at Sagicor Group Jamaica confirms the relevance of the programme based on the symbiotic relationship it affords all parties concerned.  “Internship positions are advertised in the media each year; and the universities have been incorporated into the process this year. No work experience is required and all interns receive a weekly stipend to aid in covering meal and transportation expenses. Applicants should possess a Bachelor Degree from a recognised accredited tertiary institution, graduated for less than 2 years, or be enrolled final year Bachelor Degree program.”

Sagicor Group Jamaica is a financial services conglomerate.  The Group offers products and services in the areas of Banking, Insurance, Investments, Real Estate, Asset Management and Retirement Planning.  Sagicor  Life  Jamaica  Limited  is  the  leading  Life  and  Health  insurance provider in  Jamaica. The  Company  commenced  operations in  1970 as  Life  of  Jamaica  Limited,  the  first locally owned  life  insurance  company  and  the  first  life  insurance  company  to  be  listed  on  the  JSE. The Sagicor Group owns the 3rd largest bank in Jamaica and one of the top Investment Company.   Sagicor Group Jamaica is a member of the wider Sagicor Financial Corporation.  Sagicor Financial Corporation operates in over 20 countries and its operations date back to 1840.

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