Lafarge Africa vows to promote gender equality, create more jobs

Lafarge Africa Plc has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality and job creation through its Graduate Trainee Programme. The company recently celebrated the graduation of its 2022/23 set of Graduate Trainees, who successfully completed an 18-month intensive training program.

The Lafarge Africa Graduate Trainee Programme is designed to attract and nurture young, talented individuals with the potential to become exceptional leaders in their fields. The focus of the 2022 stream was on Industrial talent, primarily targeting Engineering students. The program aims to strengthen the company’s talent pipeline in key business areas while promoting gender diversity and inclusion in line with its diversity & inclusion guidelines.

After reviewing over 5,000 applications, 15 outstanding candidates were selected from various Engineering disciplines. Notably, 60% of the successful applicants are female, aligning with Lafarge Africa’s commitment to gender diversity.

During the graduation ceremony, Lafarge Africa’s Organisation & Human Resources Director, Mr. Gbemiga Owolabi, highlighted the program’s mission to produce well-rounded, technically competent individuals ready for leadership roles. The Industrial Director, Johannes Diedericks, encouraged the graduates to succeed in their current positions as a pathway to future leadership roles.

The head of Talent and Organisational Development, Ugochi Bede-Nwokoye, expressed pride in the graduates’ achievements and the value they bring to the business. Engr. Michael Shokunbi, Head of Industrial Learning & Development, highlighted the graduates’ readiness to apply what they’ve learned.

A representative of the graduands, Egbo Godspower, expressed gratitude to Lafarge Africa’s management for their vision and leadership that enabled the graduates’ success in the program and future endeavors.

Edited By Damilola Adeleke

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