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PCJ welcomes 4th cohort of graduate interns

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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THE Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has employed the 4th cohort of young professionals under its Graduate Internship Programme.

The eight successful candidates are recent university graduates with bachelor's degrees in engineering, geoscience, accounting, human resource management, computing, international shipping and economics. All intern have been placed in a department aligned with their area of study, with seven being engaged at the PCJ and one being placed at the Office of the Prime Minister.

While executing their duties over a one-year period, the interns will earn a monthly salary and receive health insurance and other benefits, a PCJ release said yesterday.

The 2018 in-take brings the total number of young persons who have participated in the programme to 34 since the initiative was launched four years ago. The initiative's objective is to give recent university school leavers the opportunity to gain work experience, while transitioning into the corporate environment.

While speaking at a luncheon hosted by the corporation to officially welcome the new members of staff to the organisation, PCJ acting group general manager, Robert Clarke commended the interns for being willing to offer public service while actively pursuing their career goals.

“I applaud you for making the decision to be part of an organisation that will not only allow you to learn and grow as new professionals but also to actively contribute to national development,” he said.

Added PCJ's Human Resource and Administration Manager Karen Thompson-Elliott: “Productive application of education can be a source of empowerment. Being here is an indication that you are all on the right path, and I commend you for reaching this stage in your personal and professional development. This programme was designed to assist you to gain the experience and exposure you need to move forward in your careers. Make the most of it.”

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