By Julius Businge
MTN Uganda has received the 2013 most preferred employer award according to a survey carried out among University graduates in Uganda; the group surveyed form a selection of University students that will soon be joining formal employment.
According to the survey carried out by International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences (AIESEC), the organisation that runs an exchange programme enabling different students and recent graduates to work in different organizations, the alumnae expect the companies for which they want to work to become more visible to them while they are still at school.
AISEC is an international non-profit organization that provides students with leadership training and internship opportunities for-profit and non-profit organisations.
AIESEC recently held its annual employer of choice awards dinner at the Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala in Kampala, the capital where graduates selected their Graduate Employer of the year. The event attracted exchange students from different countries all over the world.
MTN Uganda emerged winner followed by Bank of Uganda and The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) took the third position.
This is the third time MTN Uganda is receiving the graduate Awards, having scooped the same in 2011 for Best practices around learning and external trainings, as well as in 2012.
The findings of the survey recommended that companies increase their activities around university campuses. It also showed that most students would look in to their networks to search for jobs.
Speaking about the accolade, MTN Uganda’s General Manager-Human Resources, Michael Sekadde said, as a top player in the Economy of Uganda, MTN is proud that students have a high opinion of the Company.
He added that giving the company the opportunity to be rated is an honour that MTN is committed to maintaining.
“MTN Uganda’s success is underpinned by the high caliber Human Resources we employ. It is satisfying to know that we have maintained our attractiveness as an employer to the youthful talent that is released by the universities every year,” he said in a company note released on Sept. 23.