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TSTT Launches 2014 Graduate in Training Programme

TSTT acting CEO George Hill and EVP HR Harigobin Jhinkoo with the 2014 group of
TSTT acting CEO George Hill and EVP HR Harigobin Jhinkoo with the 2014 group of Graduate Trainees
Over 1000 persons responded to an advertisement from TSTT last November, for graduates interested in a career training initiative as the Company sought to restart its Graduate In Training (GIT) Programme. TSTT’s GIT Programme gives recent graduates an 18-month internship with the telecoms provider. On Ash Wednesday, while many people were shaking off the after effects of the greatest show on earth, an enterprising band of 2o selected interns filed into TSTT’s offices across the country to take up their first assignments. 
 
The students come with backgrounds as diverse as the careers in TSTT - Engineering, Law, Business Management, Communication Studies, Finance and Risk Management. During their orientation they were greeted by members of TSTT’s Board of Directors, acting CEO George Hill and other members of TSTT’s Executive Management team. Director Ravi Ratiram noted that the GIT Programme was being introduced at a time when TSTT was on the threshold of transforming with state-of-the-art technology so the road ahead would be filled with challenges and opportunities for those interns willing to work hard. “TSTT is poised to provide sustainable growth and development to Trinidad and Tobago and GIT participants have a rare opportunity to be a part of that journey.” 
 
Over 1000 persons responded to an advertisement from TSTT last November, for graduates interested in a career training initiative as the Company sought to restart its Graduate In 
Training (GIT) Programme. TSTT’s GIT Programme gives recent graduates an 18-month internship with the telecoms provider. On Ash Wednesday, while many people were shaking 
off the after effects of the greatest show on earth, an enterprising band of 2o selected interns filed into TSTT’s offices across the country to take up their first assignments. 
 
The students come with backgrounds as diverse as the careers in TSTT - Engineering, Law, Business Management, Communication Studies, Finance and Risk Management. During their orientation they were greeted by members of TSTT’s Board of Directors, acting CEO George Hill and other members of TSTT’s Executive Management team. Director Ravi Ratiram noted that the GIT Programme was being introduced at a time when TSTT was on the threshold of transforming with state-of-the-art technology so the road ahead would be filled with challenges and opportunities for those interns willing to work hard. “TSTT is poised to provide sustainable growth and development to Trinidad and Tobago and GIT participants 
have a rare opportunity to be a part of that journey.” 
 
Information Technology graduate and successful applicant, Sade Brown, is positive that this Programme will bridge the gap by providing young graduates with the much needed practical experience to complement their theoretical frameworks. Brown, whose first rotation is in TSTT’s Information Technology (IT) Systems Department, stated, “I’m really 
looking forward to being exposed to the different areas in IT and I hope that this experience can give me greater direction and inform my decision regarding which specific area I would like to specialize in, in the future.” 
 
During their 18 month stint in the organization, trainees will be rotated every six months in departments that most closely relate to their area of specialization. Although participants are not guaranteed employment at the end of the period, most of them felt that the networking opportunities and experience will make them more attractive candidates on the open job market.