VFD Group Kicks-off Graduate Trainee Program to Create Opportunities for Graduates

In the fourth quarter of 2020, unemployment rate in Nigeria increased to 33.30 percent from 27.10 percent in the second quarter of 2020 according to the Bureau of Statistics. The rate of unemployment in Nigeria continues to increase at an alarming rate and it requires meaningful and tangible actions.

As a socially conscious organization, VFD Group, a proprietary investment company, has kicked off application for its 2021 Graduate Trainee Program. The programme which is in its 4th edition, aims to equip recent graduates with requisite training, development, and emotional intelligence to be able to function in their chosen professional careers. The application opened on Friday, August 27, 2021, and would end on Friday, September 3, 2021.

According to the Group Head, Human Resources, VFD Group, Damola Andah indeed, our commitment to this graduate training program is to help build and sustain talent development and contribute significantly to the nation’s economy in terms of output and employment.

“Building positive and socially conscious ecosystems that ensure we are providing innovative solutions to everyday citizens and entrepreneurs are at the core of what we do at VFD Group. A feat that we have only achieved through the collaborative efforts of a dedicated, hardworking, and talented pool of individuals. We believe in the power and importance of having a great team, and we would ensure they grow, remain fulfilled, and achieve their growth potential with us.”

In the end, young graduates with curious and innovative minds will work alongside the brightest minds in the industry and work on projects that are changing the world and thus help them become future leaders.

Applications opened Friday, August 27, 2021, and Interested candidates can apply for the training on our website.



About VFD Group

VFD Group is a proprietary investment company that focuses on building positive and socially conscious ecosystems by aggregating potentially viable businesses with the objective of creating innovative products and solutions that are accessible to the everyday Nigerian citizen and entrepreneur.

VFD Group was founded by skilled professionals with diverse experience, qualifications and backgrounds. As a team, we identified the gap between both individuals and small businesses and their banking experiences and set out to bridge the divide. We discovered that despite the size of the formal financial sector, the informal sector is greater still and that there are immense opportunities for value creation within this informal sector. Considering that, we developed a business model that allows us to operate in every area of the financial industry through our portfolio, providing Financial Advisory, Asset Management, Currency, Real Estate, Debt Services and Private Funds Management Services, taking deposits and providing loans at very competitive rates. In all our endeavors, we are fully cognizant of the risks that come with pioneering innovation and working within the informal sector.

The diverse backgrounds and combined expertise of our Management and Board have enabled us to develop a versatile team of in-house risk managers, thoroughly enabling us to mitigate these risks.

Founded on the values of integrity and good governance, and built on the strength of innovation and network, the goal of VFD Group is to establish a firm foothold in various ecosystems on the continent through our subsidiary companies.

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