Brandix Apparel Ltd., Fonterra Brands Lanka Ltd., and John Keells Holdings PLC held the orientation for 15 diverse, talented interns yesterday at Hatch, Colombo, formally beginning the FastTrack Summer Internship Program 2019.
First introduced in 2011, the ‘FastTrack’ Summer Internship Program returned in April to provide 15 selected undergraduates a unique opportunity to participate in a six-week internship at diverse companies spanning Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate, a world-class dairy cooperative and an inspired pioneer of total apparel solutions.
This year, the three partner companies began a search to find talented undergraduates with the ability to think innovatively and challenge the status quo, who would then embark on an inspiring one-month learning journey.
The program offered an online video résumé format partnering with SIXER VIDEO via a brand-new dedicated website www.fastrack.lk and a total digital application process including Two Way interviews. This provided applicants the opportunity to present their authentic selves, be creative and demonstrate agility in facing a real-time interview online.
At the interactive orientation session on 26th June, the selected interns were provided a platform to engage with one another and hear first-hand about the internship experience from former ‘FastTrackers’.
Additionally, the HR Heads of the three companies stressed on the fact that one of the primary objectives of FastTrack 2019 is to retain young talent and bring their unique strengths and talents back to Sri Lanka to support the nation’s progress in the future.
They will be guided and mentored by professionals and given a platform to interact with prominent business personalities and immerse themselves in practical work assignments that connect their academic backgrounds to real career experiences.
During the powerful six-week program, interns will receive the opportunity to enhance their soft skills, covering areas such as business etiquette, leadership and presentation skills through directed workshops, and develop critical team-working capabilities through a project management experience.
Sharon Amerasinghe, Talent Acquisition Consultant from Fonterra Brands Lanka quoted
“We wanted to use a digital platform to build the experience of the FastTrack internship candidate and also a simple platform to manage backend recruitment administration – SIXER VIDEO was user friendly, simple and was backed by good customer service which made the process not only time and cost effective to the recruiter but also interesting experience for the candidate.”
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