Category Archives: Career

Uhuru signs into law bill establishing jobless youth database, hiring incentives


President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday signed into law the National Employment Authority Bill.  The National Employment Authority Act gives effect to Article 55(c) and 56(b) of the Constitution by providing a legal framework for the State to take affirmative measures to ensure youth and marginalized groups access employment and economic empowerment. It establishes an Authority that will assume the functions ... Read More »

Kenya to send 60 students to China to study railway engineering


Kenya is set to send 60 students in China in 2016 to study railway trained engineering for four years, in a move aimed to revamp the railway sector. Kenya Railways Corporation Managing Director Atanas Maina says the first batch of 25 students will be leaving the country next week. The programme is funded by Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) contractor China ... Read More »

6 in 10 graduates have no employability skills – Report

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The mismatch between the educational curriculum and the market demand for employees is to blame for the huge unemployment rate among the youth in the country, a new survey says. Out of the approximately 800,000 new entrants into the job market every year, 64 per cent lack the employability skills, technical mastery and basic work-related capabilities, the report by the ... Read More »

Centum Graduate Program is now open: Apply

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The annual Centum Graduate Program is now officially open. You have until 7th April 2016 to send your application to the highly competitive and valuable graduate trainee program. Successful candidates go through a leadership development program that picks fresh graduates with a winning attitude and high potential from a broad array of study disciplines across East Africa. The study disciplines ... Read More »

Don’t let ‘the paper’ limit your success #AskKirubi

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Just recently, we came across the following news headline; “Ernst and Young drops degree classification threshold for graduate recruitment.” This came as a shock to many of us but for some, it was a wakeup call. This move saw other ‘Big’ employers and recruitment firms in the world remove degree classification from the entry criteria. Most companies cited that, there’s ... Read More »

Half of the engineering courses in Kenya are not approved – report


Out of the 12 universities offering Engineering courses, only half of the universities have been accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya to offer degree courses. According to survey by the Kenya Education Network (KENET), the six that have their course accredited are: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Egerton University (only agricultural engineering course is approved), JKUAT, Kenyatta University, Moi ... Read More »

Kenya to send more Uni students to Israel, President Kenyatta says


Kenya will send more students to learn dryland farming technologies and automated agriculture in Israel, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced today. The President said the experience of Israelis in harnessing harsh and dry lands to produce crops will be utilised to increase food production in Kenya. The President said since 70 percent of Kenya’s land was arid, it was prudent to ... Read More »

Students: Lessons on scaling the corporate ladder from EABL


10 students from Strathmore University today participated in a mentorship session held at Kenya Breweries Limited. The students, studying different disciplines, engaged key business leaders at the brewery, around how to excel in their pursuit of career excellence. Among the critical factors that the students had an opportunity to engage in included critical thinking, problem-solving skills, discipline, strong worth ethic ... Read More »

Vacancies: Make-up Artists


Founded in 1984, MAC Cosmetics is the world’s leading professional makeup authority that celebrates diversity and individuality. The company’s extraordinary ability to create innovative products and cultivate new markets has led to its unparalleled growth and expansion, around the world. Currently with two stores in Kenya, they seek to recruit Make-up Artists for their stores. Key Responsibilities Provide welcoming, personal, ... Read More »

4 reasons why you are not getting the job


By this point, you know not to apply to any jobs with an email address thatis far from professional. So, you’re no longer [email protected] as far as your prospective employers are concerned. You also know not to show up late for the interview. And you have a firm grasp on the importance of making eye contact and delivering a solid ... Read More »