GRACEKENNEDY LTD has announced plans to launch a formal internship programme.
The programme is an initiative of Group CEO Don Wehby and will begin in January 2013.
Speaking at the launch of the new Mona School of Business and Management recently, Wehby noted the plight of young graduates to gain experience in the work world in their bid to get jobs.
"Too often I have heard criticism that the University of the West Indies turns out graduates who are theoretically sound, but deficient in practical experience," said Wehby. He later noted that he had seen many jobs being advertised, with experience as a criterion for application. "This would disqualify so many bright, talented and promising young graduates," he said. "GraceKennedy wants to change that by giving them the opportunity to get some useful experience."