Carrefour partners with UON & Strathmore to launch a Retail Graduate Programme

Carrefour has announced the launch of its Retail Graduate Programme in collaboration with The University of Nairobi and Strathmore University. The program has also been launched in 5 other countries, that is Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates.

With a steadfast commitment to promoting gender diversity, Majid Al Futtaim Retail who own the Carrefour brand aim to empower and recruit 75 nationals for its regional Carrefour operations, targeting 50% of the positions for talented female candidates.

Through these strategic collaborations, Majid Al Futtaim Retail will establish a collaborative and dynamic platform that attracts top talent, facilitating the development of a qualified workforce. This initiative not only strengthens Majid Al Futtaim Retail’s position as an investor in local talent development, but also actively contributes to and supports local communities and economies and establishes lasting relationships with educational institutions.

Selected candidates will undergo an intensive 24-month on-the-job training, which includes rotations across in-store operations, e-commerce, and merchandise functions, among others. This holistic approach ensures a comprehensive learning experience and equips participants with a deep understanding of the diverse aspects of a modern retail industry. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be provided with the opportunity to secure full-time supervisory-level positions within Carrefour.

The involvement of the universities helps to organise job fairs and on-campus career events and sessions to raise awareness about the grocery retail business and its various functions, while also providing students with invaluable insights into the industry.

Christophe Orcet, Regional Director of Carrefour – East Africa, Majid Al Futtaim Retail, stated: “The Retail Graduate Programme represents our dedication to supporting the young generation in kickstarting their careers in the retail industry. By offering comprehensive on-the-job training and exposure to different facets of the business, we aim to fast-track the career progression of these graduates and build a strong leadership pipeline for the future of retail.”

Interested candidates can submit their applications here before 31 August 2023.  The courses are scheduled to begin on 1 October 2023.