ABE Traineeship Programme launched in partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce, Myanmar

British Chamber of CommerceABE and British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar have teamed up  to launch the first ever Chamber Traineeship programme to support  ABE graduates who are looking for practical experience in the work place after they complete their studies.

Press release issued by the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar and ABE below:

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The British Chamber launches the first ever Traineeship Program in partnership with UK company ABE

Myanmar has a significantly young population, where the median age is 27 years of age and 55% are under the age of 30 (according to public figures released in 2015). With the growth in Myanmar’s economy and private sector, the need for skilled graduates with practical experience is needed now. Employers in Myanmar face a human capital challenge in the recruitment of qualified graduates with corporate experience.

In meeting this challenge and leading by example, the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar has teamed up with the Association of Business Executives UK (ABE) to launch the first ever Chamber Traineeship programme to support  ABE graduates who are looking for practical experience in the work place after they complete their studies 

Chloe Taylor, Chief Executive of the British Chamber of Commerce, said “our Chamber is committed to the development of Myanmar’s economy. As such, we have come up with an innovative solution in strengthening human capital in Myanmar, by launching an initiative which supports the graduate sector, and illustrates a practical example for businesses to follow in creating opportunities within their own organisations. This is a great way to demonstrate Corporate responsibility, in giving the next generation of graduates the valuable skills and experience they need, whilst adding value and maximising resource within the workplace.”

Rob May, Chief Executive of the Association of Business Executives, said “High quality business education can only go so far before real-world work experience has to take over. This initiative offers a blend of both, equipping young people with the skills needed to accelerate their career. At the same time businesses can really benefit by the fresh ideas, energy and inventiveness which graduates bring to the workplace. I’m delighted that the Chamber is taking the lead on this and I expect that many other forward-thinking, progressive businesses will soon follow.”

(end of press release)

How to apply

Please download the job description:

PDF iconFinal Job Description JD - Finance and Office Assistant.pdf

Applications must include;

  • A covering letter outlining an expression of interest describing two things - why you are applying for the position and why the Chamber of Commerce?
  • A short essay about your goals are after your ABE studies and how your academic experience and your trainee experience will contribute towards these goals?

Both these documents should be no longer than one-page each.  The successful applicant will be determined by a professional interview process.  

Please submit your application to: info@britishchambermyanmar.com 

Pictured below (left to right): Rob May, Chloe Taylor, Steve Smith and Suren Verma.

Rob May, Chloe Taylor, Steve Smith and Suren Verma