17 New Apprentices Join Dhiraagu Apprenticeship Program

At a special ceremony held at Hotel Jen on Monday, 27 apprentices have graduated and 17 new apprentices have been welcomed into the Dhiraagu Apprenticeship Program.

The chief guest of this ceremony was Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan.

Dhiraagu Apprenticeship Program is the most widely conducted apprentice program across the Maldives, this year the program marks as the 10th year since it began in 2009 December.

The Dhiraagu Apprenticeship Program is one of the key initiatives run under the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy to develop youths. The main objective of the initiative is to empower and train participants in a corporate work setting while giving them the opportunity to earn.

Apprentices are selected nationwide through an application process from a pool of young Maldivian high-school graduates and candidates without any prior work experience who are aged between 18-30 years.

This program allows participants to gain experience and training in different departments of Dhiraagu in Male’ or any of the designated Dhiraagu regional centres across the nation.

“Since the launch of this program in 2009, 214 apprentices have been trained and some of them are serving in high ranked posts in Dhiraagu and other various corporate institutes.  Hence, Dhiraagu is proud to have played a role in creating a better career prospect for the youth.” A press release by Dhiraagu read.

Apprentices are paid a monthly allowance during the program, which gives them the opportunity to earn while they learn.