Stutern, an online internship platform, says it has entered a strategic partnership with a Jobberman, Nigeria’s foremost recruitment website, to address challenges faced by teeming population of Nigerian youths seeking internship placements.
Stutern says it is targeting over 10,000 internship placements by December this year.
Jobberman will open up access to its 45,000+ employer relationships for Stutern’s use and put its marketing power behind Stutern as it intensifies the provision of internship opportunities to undergraduates, NYSC Corpers and recent graduates in Nigeria, the companies say.
Also as a result of the partnership, Stutern will henceforth be known as Stutern by Jobberman, the companies said in a statement sent to Technology Times.
Announcing the deal, Mr. Taiwo Ayanlefe, a co-founder at Stutern says , “we have one focus. It is internships. Get experience, get skills, get paid.’’
According to him, ”an interesting thing about our vision at Stutern is that our solution for Nigeria will be expanding to other emerging economies and that’s why we are excited about a partnership with Jobberman, and that is where we are headed.’’
Harping on the need for internship culture, Kehinde Ayanfele, co-founder at Stutern says that, “with the over spilling increase of unemployable graduates that are chunked out yearly, encouraging an internship culture is the only solution that the employers can truly and fully nurture for developing employable talents for themselves and peace for the nation.’’
Stutern says it will be announcing upcoming partnerships with universities and leading government organizations in order to intensify their reach to undergraduates for Industrial Training (IT) and Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) across Nigeria.
According to Opeyemi Awoyemi, co-founder of Jobberman say, “we are happy to have Stutern on board as a partner company. Employment and employ-ability are very huge problems in developing countries and we need to attack them from different angles. This partnership will enable us to do faster.’’