CBK announces internships for graduates without work experience; How to apply?


The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced internship opportunities for diploma and diploma holders for a period of six months.

In a statement dated Tuesday, August 2, CBK confirmed that viable candidates should not have taken any other internship program or been exposed to work experience related to their field of study since graduation.

The internship program aims to prepare young UKTN for employment in various sectors such as finance, research, banking and payment services, human resources, communications and legal services.

St Paul’s University graduated in 2017. The institution was ranked third nationally by uniRank, a leading international directory of higher education.

“The internship program also provides participants with an excellent opportunity to gain work experience, expand knowledge, refine career goals and build professional networks, mentors and contacts,” read part of the announcement.

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The application UKTN is Monday, August 22 at 5:00 PM.

However, CBK confirmed that successful candidates who complete the internship program will have a better chance of finding a job as they will have the required skills to apply for advertised positions.

Those selected to undertake the internship must complete the six-month program without interruption to take full advantage of the objectives.

CBK noted that incomplete applications would not be considered and only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

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Basic supplies

a.) Applicants must possess a first degree from a recognized university in any of the following disciplines: finance, economics, statistics, banking, accounting, microfinance, management or social sciences, law or a related discipline or a master’s degree in a relevant field .

b.) Applicants must be between 21 and 29 years of age.

c.) The graduates must have graduated within the last 24 months from the closing date of the advertisement and/or pending graduation.

d.) The applicants must provide a letter of recommendation/reference letter from the university attended.

Personal attributes

a.) The candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

b.) They must be goal oriented, focused, dynamic, passionate and motivated.

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c.) The candidates must be team players and able to solve problems.

d.) The graduates should have a high degree of integrity and professionalism.

e.) They must be computer literate.

How to apply?

Interested graduates are requested to submit their online applications through the link careers(dot)central bank(dot)go(dot)ke(colon)8443.

The candidates must register on the internship portal of the CBK.

Complete all required details and attach various documents including a duly completed program application form, copies of academic certificates, transcripts/documents and a letter of recommendation/reference from their learning institutions.

When you’re done, click submit.

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CBK governor Patrick Njoroge during the MPC conference in May. PHOTO: TWITTER



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