NBC pledges commitment to government’s resolve to reduce unemployment

Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”), the bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria has said it remains committed to supporting government’s efforts to reducing unemployment in the country.

The firm which is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) and the largest soft drinks company in Nigeria recently unveiled a management trainee programme.

NBC said the programme is designed to select best of young talents to play key roles in the company’s future growth, adding that this is in line with Coca-Cola HBC strategic focus on talent acquisition and development of its 2017 MTP.

Director of Human Resources, NBC, Mrs. Grace Omo-Lamai said, NBC remains committed to supporting government’s drive to reducing unemployment in the country hence the introduction of this programme.

Sha said that with the scheme, it is certain that not only will employment rise but skills multiplied to address some other challenges affecting the country, stressing “The programme is geared towards preparing the trainees to become high performing managers and ready to take on key roles within the company.

“It will also provide the successful candidates a unique opportunity to gain professional training within a dynamic work environment characterised by diversity, inclusion and high-performance culture,” she said.

Omo-Lamai said that successful candidates would be put through an intensive and comprehensive management programme, in line with Coca-Cola HBC core values of excellence and learning. She added that only successful trainees who demonstrate high-performance mindset will be fast tracked into the company’s leadership.

Commenting on the series of activities lined up for the programme, the Human Resource Director, said that participants will experience an intellectually and technically rewarding session, stating that the programme has been structured to accommodate individuals in designated parts of the country where the company’s plants are located.

She noted that trainees will be exposed to classroom sessions and on-the-job training experience in any of the plants located in Abuja, Asejire, Benin, Challawa, Enugu, Ikeja, Jos, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Owerri and Port Harcourt.

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