By kiyimba Bruno

Today Vodafone has granted a heavy package to Kampala International University that will allow new graduates to develop their professional and behavioral skills and gain valuable work experience whilst making a useful contribution to the company. At the centre of the Graduate Development Programme is a six months’ rotational programme, involving intensive experiential learning assignments and a seventh month for the Business improvement project which the graduate will be required to present at the end of the development program.

In a competitive and tough Ugandan job market, KIU’s students will gain exposure to real-world problems and issues. In effect, this will increase their marketability to employers when they graduate.

Secondly, it would ease the transition from being a student to entering the workforce. At Vodafone, KIU’s students will develop the self-confidence they need to tackle the demanding challenges of the modern workplace.

Lastly, our students will have personal growth experiences and exposure to different job opportunities within Vodafone. Also, they will develop an expanded network of associates and professionals who they can benefit from in the future.

In a competitive and tough Ugandan job market, KIU’s students will gain exposure to real-world problems and issues. In effect, this will increase their marketability to employers when they graduate.

KIU is a private University Chartered by the Government of the Republic of Uganda, which means that all the University’s academic programmes and awards are nationally and internationally recognized.

The University is also a member of reputed bodies like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of African Universities and the Inter-University Council of East Africa. All University processes including student admissions and registration are guided by existing guidelines as approved by the University Senate, the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and the relevant professional Councils, Boards and Agencies.

Vodafone, the second largest mobile operator in the world started operations on 1st January 1985. In 30 years Vodafone has grown from a small mobile operator in the UK into a global business and one of the most valuable brands in the world. It operates in around 30 countries and partnering with networks in over 50 more with a client base of over 400 million customers around the world.