On Tuesday, August 30, the Ministry of ICT offered numerous opportunities for fresh graduates to apply to the Cohort VII of the Presidential Digital Talent Program for 2022–2023.
The cohort will participate in a structured 12-month internship program in both the public and private sectors, according to a notice from the ICT Authority.
The program’s goal is to educate and equip recent ICT graduates to take advantage of job possibilities that arise in both the ICT and other sectors.
The application window closes at midnight on September 19 on a Monday.
The program provides participants an excellent opportunity to gain workplace experience, expand knowledge, mentorship, refine career goals and build professional networks in various sectors,” read part of the notice.
Successful graduates will be placed in various disciplines including network and infrastructure, graphics and design, information security, research and innovations, project management among others.
You must complete and submit all applications online at recruitment.digitalent.go.ke.
Online submission of a fully completed application form is required. (No submissions sent on paper will be considered.)
All incomplete applications won’t be taken into consideration.
All applicants must submit the required documents, including copies of their National Identity Card, a passport-sized photo, their KCSE and degree certificates, as well as a receipt or certificate of good conduct.
Applicants must have graduated with first or second-class honors (or the equivalent) from a recognized institution within the last two years from the date of the advertising in 2019.
The candidates should be recent graduates of a variety of programs, such as a Bachelor of Science in ICT or Engineering. The graduates should be well-versed in a wide range of fields, including network and infrastructure, engineering, applications development, graphics and design, information security, and project management.
Before the interview, the applicant could additionally need to present technical competence in their area of specialization.
The candidates should not have undertaken any other internship program in the government and are unemployed.
The applicants should be willing to be deployed in any government organisation within the 47 counties on a full-time basis from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.