Deloitte has announced the launch of Africa Talent, a joint venture with Deloitte Netherlands to connect Africa’s talent to global work opportunities while being physically based in the continent.
In a statement, Deloitte Africa Talent, Deloitte Africa, and Deloitte Netherlands said they have committed R25 million to the pilot initiative, with the intention of expanding it to other geographies in Europe in 2023.
What’s the program all about?
According to the company, the scheme aims to recruit graduates with limited experience and those without employment and will train and develop them in Data Analytics, Consulting, Cyber security, and other specialized digital technology skills. They will also work in areas including financial and regulatory risk sustainability as well as internal audit.
The company stated that the initiative seeks to tap into Africa’s youthful and growing population, using hybrid and remote working technology to service the talents need in areas characterized by an aging working population like Western Europe.
“Africa has the youngest population in the world and an immense opportunity to tap into this resource by investing and empowering the youth to reach their full potential. Africa Talent will expose the continent’s graduates to skills and opportunities they may otherwise not have had.” The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Ruwayda Redfearn said.