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Cargills opens doors to Lankan graduates to develop Youth Leaders

In its commitment to empower Sri Lanka’s young graduates Cargills (Ceylon) PLC embarked on a landmark two phased recruitment drive to open its doors to 500 new Management The Cargills Management Trainee program targeting Retail Management commenced in March 2018.

One hundred and sixty graduates have been given the opportunity to embrace their full potential in an exciting and vibrant Retail career. A further 340 graduates would be onboarded from April 2018 in a 12-month long trainingthat would cover Retail, Food Manufacturing, Restaurants, Banking, Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness. The training period if followed by confirmed employment as an executive based on performance.

Ranjit Page, Deputy Chairman of Cargills noted that the Company’s Management Trainee Program has been expanded to accommodate the growing number of graduates seeking private sector employment. “Cargills is an inclusive employer and we believe that every individual has the capacity to achieve leadership potential. We actively seek out young people with the right attitude and commitment regardless of their discipline,” he added. “This year our MT program has been further fine tuned to provide young graduates exposure in multiple sectors. Cargills success has been its focused diversification into multiple sectors with the single-mindedness of driving regional development through our business processes.”

Page noted that the Group is committing resources from the highest level to mentor the young trainees. “We have committed the time and effort of our young senior management to mentor and nurture the young trainees during their 1st year of employment.”

Meanwhile providing voluntary consultation to Cargills Training Dr. Sunil Nawaratne, Director General of Samurdi Development Department (SDD) and former Secretary of Higher Education said, “I am supporting Cargills empower Sri Lanka’s graduates on the KSAM model which is a concept that is now world recognized. We are driving Knowledge Skills Attitude and Mindset to build leaders with a Vision for themselves and in turn for Sri Lanka.”

Cargills upped its Management Trainee quota from 150 graduates recruited in an year for the program to 500 in 2018 in view of the ever increasing demand for opportunities from young graduates from public universities. 


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