Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) has opened registration for “SCG International Internship Program Year 3,” offering students from Myanmar and other ASEAN countries the opportunity to work in Thailand for the summer of 2015.
The program allows students to enhance their professional knowledge and learn skills through practices in a dynamic and international work environment to develop themselves in preparation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
SCG said the program aims to help develop Myanmar and ASEAN youth, who will be a key driving force for the region’s prosperity.
This year’s program will see 41 selected participants from five ASEAN countries undergo a one-month internship in Bangkok. Ten students will be selected from Myanmar.
“The SCG International Internship Program is one of SCG’s human resources strategies to prepare for the coming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which aims to create a pool of talents for future business expansion in ASEAN,” said Kiti Madiloggovit, corporate human resources director of SCG.
“Myanmar is a key growth market for SCG, and we are delighted to offer development opportunities for Myanmar’s next generation,” he added.
The program is open to Myanmar third-year university students and students pursuing a Master’s degree with a major in or related to: mining, civil, mechanical, electrical, automation and control, chemical, industrial and environmental engineering; business administration, finance and marketing; psychology, political science, social studies and economics; and law.
SCG said applicants should have a good command of English and must be able to participate in the program in Thailand from June 15 to July 14. Airfare and accommodation costs will be covered and there will be a daily allowance provided for the duration of the program. There will also be a certificate of completion given to each participant.
Students will have the opportunity to learn soft skills, such as presentation and teamwork through specialised training and practical projects. Participants are paired with a senior mentor from SCG, who provides advice and guidance, as well as one-on-one support.
The nature of the program allows students to engage with professionals and other participants with diverse backgrounds from across ASEAN, SCG said. Students will also visit SCG’s plants across Thailand.
To apply for the program, students can find more information at www.facebook.com/SCGcareer and fill in the application form at goo.gl/osP1rr. Applicants are required to complete two essays as part of their application. The deadline for applications is February 14 and shortlisted candidates will be contacted by March 15 for an interview.