The Workforce Group top talent programme, which is designed to provide top employers with pre-screened, highly filtered pool of employment-ready top candidates, is back and better.
The company launched the first edition of the top talent programme in 2017. Since its inception, over 20,000 candidates have been assessed using valid and reliable assessment tools, with the Top 30 – 50 candidates being presented to employers for placement in their organisations.
Today, there is a widening gap between roles available within various organisations, desired skills in fresh graduates and access from prospective employers. With an unemployment rate of over 30%, this gap represents one of the most significant issues businesses have to tackle.
Some organisations today invest in graduate trainee programmes to bridge this gap. Every year, at Workforce Group, we search for young talents who we believe will make excellent future leaders in various organisations and work with them in driving their aspirations, equipping them with the right skills and partnering with top employers to kickstart future careers through their graduate trainee programmes.
In over 5 years, Workforce Group’s Graduate Trainee Programme in Nigeria has contributed significantly in closing the widening talent shortage gap and providing top employers with an opportunity to access the best candidates available in the country.
A candidate undergoing assessment
Candidates during assessment centres
In a speech by Mr. Akindele Afolabi, Business Director –Workforce Resourcing, he said that Workforce Group 2023 top talent programme will now include a drive to identify fresh graduates who are passionate about specific fields and help them turn their passion into a fulfilling career. The pilot version of this programme commenced in January and focused on candidates who are passionate about writing, training, event conceptualisation, among others. Mr. Afolabi believes that this new twist will also help organisations create a pipeline for their hard-to-fill and highly specialised roles by identifying top talent who deeply desire to build a career in that field. Passionate candidates will have a higher learning agility, be self driven, and will stay longer – leading to a win-win for everyone.
Mr Afolabi also called on reputable organisations, leading employers and other non-profit organisations who are passionate about graduate trainee programmes in Nigeria to partner with Workforce Group to achieve and surpass the 5000 graduate trainee in Nigeria ambition and even scale the Top talent initiative across Africa.
Onboarding session of selected 2021 top talent
The 2023 pilot top talent graduate trainee programme will take candidates through a rigorous screening process for various key competencies needed to succeed in the workplace. Some of these non-negotiable competencies include intelligence (logical and abstract reasoning), character and purpose, confidence (communication skills and self-projection), teamwork and problem-solving skills, leadership and communication, and drive for results.
As a result, organisations who partner with Workforce Group can also access the top 5% of graduate trainees in Nigeria for their desired Growth.
As the foremost and most reputable graduate employability programme in Nigeria, the Workforce Group Top Talent Graduate Trainee Programme has already kickstarted its process of expanding across Africa to better provide organisations with global talent required to drive their growth and bottom line.