Bharti Airtel reinforces commitment to developing talent in Africa

Announces the launch of a pan-African e-learning program across 17 countries

July 25, 2012

Announces the launch of a pan-African e-learning program across 17 countries

Leading global telecommunications company, Bharti Airtel (‘Airtel’) (http://www.airtel.com) today announced a partnership with the largest e-learning provider in Africa – The Learning Resources Management Group – to provide an extensive e-learning program for Airtel employees across 17 African countries.

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The implementation of this program signals a new dawn of staff development, reinforcing the telco’s commitment to nurture and develop local talent and groom its employees for leadership positions within the company.

“Our people are our main source of competitive advantage,” explains David Ssegawa, Chief Human Resources Officer at Airtel Africa. “We are committed in investing and providing our employees with opportunities to learn and grow within the organization. This latest initiative is in line with our commitment to nurture local talent and develop the capabilities of the workforce.  We firmly believe that this initiative will bring in benefits of ‘flexibility and convenience’ which will allow the employees to have access to their chosen courses anytime, anywhere.

He further added, “In addition to the practical benefits it offers, the program will also build a culture of learning and community amongst Airtel employees by facilitating and sharing knowledge and expertise between peers. In the long run, I am confident this will increase both the capabilities and the productivity of our employees.”

Airtel has invested in a comprehensive suite of 500 courses from the Learning Resources Management Group touching on a range of subjects including – Accounting, IT, HR, Customer Service, Leadership and Management skills, amongst others.

Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of Bharti Airtel Limited.