Monday 21 October, 2019

PCJ welcomes fourth cohort of graduate interns

The new cohort of young professionals employed under the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) Graduate Internship Programme (from left) Garfield Morrison, Jowayne Haughton, Theomore Brown, Lenworth Pryce, Diana Daley, Kevel Daley and Kasheif Spencer.

The new cohort of young professionals employed under the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) Graduate Internship Programme (from left) Garfield Morrison, Jowayne Haughton, Theomore Brown, Lenworth Pryce, Diana Daley, Kevel Daley and Kasheif Spencer.

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has employed the 4th cohort of young professionals under its Graduate Internship Programme.

The eight successful candidates are recent university graduates with bachelor’s degrees in Engineering, Geoscience, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Computing, International Shipping and Economics. 

Each intern has been placed in a department aligned with their area of study, with seven being engaged at the PCJ and one being placed at the Office of the Prime Minister.  While executing their duties over a one year period, the interns will earn a monthly salary and receive health insurance and other benefits.

The 2018 in-take brings the total number of young persons who have participated in the programme to 34 since the initiative was launched four years ago. The initiative’s objective is to give recent university school leavers the opportunity to gain work experience while transitioning into the corporate environment.

Acting Group General Manager of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Robert Clarke (right), raps with Graduate Intern in the Accounts and Finance Department, Kasheif Spencer.

While speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Corporation to officially welcome the new members of staff to the organisation, the PCJ’s Acting Group General Manager, Robert Clarke commended the interns for being willing to offer public service while actively pursuing their career goals.

“I applaud you for making the decision to be part of an organisation that will not only allow you to learn and grow as new professionals but also to actively contribute to national development,” he said.

Further to this the PCJ’s Human Resource and Administration Manager, Karen Thompson-Elliott said, “Productive application of education can be a source of empowerment, being here is an indication that you are all on the right path and I commend you for reaching this stage in your personal and professional development. This programme was designed to assist you to gain the experience and exposure you need to move forward in your careers, make the most of it.”

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