Govt to Pay Youth to Attend Yearly Training Program; How to Apply

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  • Unemployed Kenyan youth below 35 years now stand a chance of making a monthly income while acquiring new skills through a government-sponsored programme. 

    On Wednesday, October 26, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) announced that it was looking for the 2023 cohort of the annual Young Professional Programme (YPP).

    The programme targets recent graduates seeking to gain skills in the country's competition laws sector.

    "The Young Professional Programme (YPP) to expose the participants to the Competition Policy and Law Enforcement with the objective of motivating and thereof deepening interest and capacity in this field.

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    "The authority invites applications from suitably qualified applicants for the calendar year 2023," read the statement in part.

    All successful applicants will be offered a stipend at the end of every month during the one-year training period.

    Those successful through the programme will be absorbed as permanent and pensionable employees of the government body.

    How to Apply

    According to CAK, applicants must have a Masters Degree in Law, Economics or Business related course and should be aged below 35 years.

    Applicants are advised to submit their application physically addressed to CAK director general or electronically to recruitment@cak.go.ke

    The application must have an application letter, a detailed CV, a copy of their National Identification Card, professional and academic certificates as well as referees.

    Once successful, the applicants will submit copies of clearance certificates from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Criminal Investigations Department and Credit Reference Bureau.

    The successful candidates will be under a one-year training contract and will be required to write a paper on Competition Policy and Law prior to the issuance of a certificate.

    Applications are open until November 7, 2022.

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