In a bid to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and practical workplace skills, the Work Readiness Program (WRP) has been launched in Uganda. Implemented by Enabel in partnership with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), this program aims to empower young graduates with the necessary tools to excel in the job market.

What is the Work Readiness Program (WRP)?

The Work Readiness Program is designed to enhance the employability and productivity of recent graduates from universities and higher learning institutions in Uganda. It offers participants the opportunity to gain practical work experience and develop essential soft skills through attachments in various sectors including Agro-processing, Construction, ICT, Manufacturing, Tourism, and Hospitality.

How Does the Program Work?

If you are a citizen and resident of Uganda, a recent university graduate with a transcript or proof of processing one, and have completed your studies within the last two years, you are eligible to apply. The WRP is specifically targeted at graduates seeking opportunities in the mentioned sectors.

Here are some key details about the program:

  • Graduates will receive a monthly stipend aligned with the host company’s salary structure.
  • The program requires a commitment of six months, during which participants will undergo training and practical experience.
  • There are no charges for attending the interview or for joining the program if selected.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the interview details via email, including the date, time, and venue.
  • It’s important to note that being selected for the program does not guarantee permanent employment with the host companies.

Special Considerations and Encouragements

The WRP also aims to promote diversity and inclusivity in the workforce. Female graduates in male-dominated trades within the targeted sectors are particularly encouraged to apply. The program recognizes the importance of gender balance and aims to create equal opportunities for all participants.

How to Apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in gaining valuable work experience while enhancing your skills, here’s how to apply:

  1. Visit the official website of the Work Readiness Program.
  2. Fill out the application form with accurate and detailed information.
  3. Upload the required documents, including your university transcript or proof of processing.
  4. Await notification regarding the interview process.

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Why Choose the Work Readiness Program?

The WRP offers a unique opportunity for young graduates to kickstart their careers in various sectors of the economy. By providing practical experience, essential skills training, and a supportive environment, the program equips participants with the tools needed to succeed in today’s competitive job market.

Whether you’re passionate about Agro-processing, Construction, ICT, Manufacturing, Tourism, or Hospitality, the WRP offers a stepping stone towards a fulfilling career. Don’t miss this chance to grow professionally, make valuable connections, and contribute to Uganda’s vibrant workforce.

 

 



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