• Graduate Trainee Program at Royal Exchange Plc.

  • Posted on: 26 July, 2011 Deadline: 9 August, 2011
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  • Graduate Management Development Trainee Programme

    The Job
    The Graduate Management Development Trainee Programme is designed to equip young, bright, ambitious, talented and fresh graduates with requisite skills (professional and soft) necessary to assume leadership role and be exposed to a functionally based and corporate intensive programme for one year before assumption of career responsibilities. It is an excellent opportunity for aspiring managers to work in a rapidly expanding, conventionally driven organization. After a highly competitive selection process, successful candidates will undergo a systematic training programme involving formal training and attachments for 12 months. At end of the training programme, successful candidates will be considered for vacant positions in the company.

    The Person

    • Prospective candidates must possess a minimum of Second Class (Lower) division or equivalent in any discipline. • Completion of NYSC by 31st August, 2011. • Minimum of 5 credits in WASCE, SSCE or GCE ‘O’ level at one sitting, which must include English Language and Mathematics. • Age: Not more than 27 years old by 31st August, 2011. • The programme is open to only graduates who obtained their bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the last six years.

    Group Head (Information Technology)
    The Job

    The Group Head (Information Technology) reports directly to the Group Managing Director and will have responsibility for supervising the Head (Line of Business Applications), Head (Support Applications) and Head (Infrastructure Applications).
     The successful candidate will manage the IT function across the group to ensure that IT fully supports business objectives and the group derives maximum return on its IT investment.
    The primary duties include analyzing systems and processes, maintaining workstations and networks; and designing, developing and maintaining web-based applications.

    Key Activities
     Plans IT initiatives in line with IT Strategy . Updates IT Strategy . Plans, organizes, directs, controls and evaluates the operations of information systems . Develops and implements policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer system operations and development . Communicates IT initiatives to management  .Identifies opportunities for leveraging IT in meeting business objectives . Prepares IT budget and monitor IT expenditure against budget . Manages IT systems implementation projects. Ensures technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software . Monitors and maintain technology to ensure maximum access . Develops Service Level Agreements for service providers.  Determines performance targets for IT personnel Develops training plans for IT personnel . Prepares, maintains and tests a technology disaster recovery plan . Responsible for the discovery. mitigation and documentation of information technology risks . Presents and implements technological alternatives to streamline functions and improve productivity . Ensures technology documents/certificates such as product registrations, maintenance agreements, service contracts etc related to technology operations or services are evaluated.
    The Person

    Qualifications & Experience
     Candidate must have a good first degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Electronics or any related field as well as Master degree or MBA with a concentration in information systems.  He/she must be a professional member of relevant professional bodies and must be Oracle Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer and PRINCE 2.  Must have at least 10 years cumulative work experience in application development, report development, line of business application support and two years in strategic development and implementation in insurance industry. Candidate must possess good knowledge of and experience with : LANS/WANS; Windows Server Environment, Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Exchange; Internet Information Service; back-up systems; network/workstation peripherals; print servers, firewalls; spam and antivirus hardware/software; Classic ASP, VBScript, JavaScript, HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. Candidate should possess proven leadership, management, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.  Good knowledge of project management, team building and presentation skills. Must be an experienced executive who is able to creatively deploy innovative solutions to meet changing situations.  Ability to deal with non-routine situations and work cooperatively with others in a team environment, while providing work direction.

    Method of Application

    To aply, kindly go to www.royalexchangeplc.com/careers to complete the application form or write to
    Group Head (Human Resources)
    P.O.Box 3996,
    Oshodi, Lagos
    Application closes on  Closing Date: Aug 09, 2011.
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