By Hamed Mahmoud
As part of its strategy to support youth employment, pioneering snacks and confectionary brand, Mondelez Egypt Foods, has taken steady strides towards empowering young Egyptians and preparing them for the job market. The company’s recent activities included taking part at the AUC Career Day, held in Cairo for the third consecutive year and is among Egypt’s most significant employment development platforms. The day, which was held virtually due to the restrictions imposed by the spread of COVID-19, aimed at providing a channel of knowledge exchange between the university’s students and more than 500 experts from various industries, investors, and other business pioneers that include enterprises as well as media.
Moreover, Mondelez Egypt Foods has also taken part in Careers for Her, the first virtual career fair for women in Egypt created by a number of experienced female professionals. Through knowledge and experience exchange between members of various global enterprises and foundations, the event was able to fulfill its purpose of helping unemployed women connect to potential employers. The event also featured a number of brand ambassadors who shared their experiences working at Mondelez while offering information regarding current vacancies.
Committing to its CSR strategy of consistently providing support to young Egyptians, Mondelez Egypt Foods has also recently launched the latest edition of its virtual internship program which extends to 3 factories alongside the company’s administrative offices. The program, which is held twice a year, aims at expanding interns’ horizons as well as developing their set of organizational and problem-solving skills. Through being at the heart of a real work environment, interns were able to gain the necessary hands-on experience allowing them to face future challenges while nurturing their ability to create and innovate.
Mondelez Egypt Foods has long supported young talents and exerted efforts towards the development of human resources through applying the best organizational practices in the field. As a result, the company was recently named Best Employer for 2021 by Top Employer Institute for the second consecutive year. “Through our initiatives, we strive to leave a mark in our society; we believe that we are responsible for the development of young generations’ skills as well as gearing them up for successful steps in their futures,” said Sherin El Boghdady, HR Manager at Mondelez Egypt Foods in the MENA region.