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Leading power generation and distribution holding company Sahara Power Group Ltd. has announced the commencement of its 2018 Graduate Engineering Program(GEP).

The GEP aims to recruit engineers aged between 21-  27 seeking opportunities to build foundational technical and professional skills with hands-on rotational assignments, strategic technical projects and leadership skills in the group’s power generation operating companies – Egbin Power Plc. and First Independent Power Limited (FIPL).

Aeriel view of a section of Egbin Power Plant
Aerial view of a section of Egbin Power Plant

Sahara Power Group Ltd was established in 2013 as a holding company for the formerly state owned Egbin Power Plc., Ikeja Distribution Company and First Independent Power Limited, Rivers State. It is widely considered one of the most credible industry models of vertical integration in the power sector consisting of two generation plants and a distribution plant.

The  strategic vision of the company to become the largest, most efficient, most effective, privately owned electric power company in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond spurred the creation of the GEP which is delivered through a rigorous selection process and the training of eligible applicants from various fields of the engineering profession including electrical, chemical, electronic and mechanical.

Engineers at Egbin Power
Engineers at Egbin Power Plant

Since 2014 Sahara Power Group has recruited over 130 graduate engineers in the country in line with its commitment to empower the youth and develop local capacity in the power sector. These young engineers have continued to grow their expertise in line with Sahara’s robust human capital development policy.

Explaining what determines an ideal candidate, Ivie Imasogie-Adigun, Head-Sahara Group Human Resources said “ Engineers are a crucial component in any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) framework. At Sahara, we have embraced innovation as the driver of the framework required  to scale up our human capital development and power generation capacity.”

FIPL engineers working on the plant
FIPL engineers working on the plant

She added, “Whilst there is high barrier to entry with respect to academic requirements, we are also looking for softs skills in terms of  communication, interpersonal relations and rounded displays of  emotional intelligence. A combination of soft skills and academic acumen move us ever closer to the goals we sought to achieve when we conceived the GEP.

Eligible candidates may submit their applications via before the 28th of September 2018.


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