September 7, 2015

SHELL LiveWIRE Youth Development Program for Young Nigerians from Niger Delta

SHELL LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme

Program(s) Offered: Youth enterprise development
Program Level: Training and finance
Provider: The SPDC JV
Country to Work in: Nigeria

Programme Description
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/Shell/Total/Agip Joint Venture (SPDC JV) announces the commencement of the 2015 Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme.

Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria is a youth enterprise development programme supported by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited Joint Venture (The SPDC JV). The programme aims to inspire, encourage and support young people aged 18-35 to start their own businesses through the provision of training and finance for young entrepreneurs.

SHELL LiveWIRE Youth Development Program

Applications eligibility:
  • Male and female applicants from Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta States aged between 18-35
  • Must possess a University degree or HND
  • Must be resident in state of application
Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria (from Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta States)

Participating Institutions
Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC)

Programme Coverage
The programme operates in the Niger Delta region and aims to inspire, encourage and support young people aged 18-35 to start up their own businesses in the Nigerian states of Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Abia, Imo, and Akwa-Ibom.

The objectives for the LiveWIRE programme are to:
  • Enable youths to establish businesses through the provision of business planning and management guidelines and skills through the ‘Become a Successful Business Owner Course’.
  • Provide business start-up grants for candidates with the best business plans.
  • Link successful candidates to third parties like banks, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and allied financial institutions.
  • Provide a volunteer mentoring programme for successful candidates who decide to
  • Set-up their own businesses.
Programme content:
  • Pre-start up:- Value and Organize Yourself (VOY)
  • Bright Ideas workshop
  • Business Planning & Management (Become a Successful Business Owner)
  • Business Start-up (Access to finance & technology)
  • Post start up (Mentoring, Incubation, Market linkages)
Programme benefits
For young people there is access to attractive, targeted, high quality, relevant programmes and opportunities to meet other young people with similar ambitions and challenges.

For the joint venture partners especially Shell, there are Public Relations, media and brand opportunities aimed at demonstrating commitment to local economic development. In addition because LiveWIRE works in the area of youth development and small business (which in nearly every country around the world are major political and social concerns), it can provide platforms to involve government to interact with youths/future leaders. LiveWIRE can also provide good opportunities for Shell Employee Volunteering programmes.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should fill in the online Application Form available on the official website (link to the form is via link below). All fields with the asterix (*) sign are required . You must fill them all in before clicking on SUBMIT.

If shortlisted, you will be required to attend a face-to-face interview with the following:
  1. Local Govt. Identification Letter
  2. Birth Certificate/Age Declaration sworn affidavit
  3. Copies of Educational Qualification
  4. Two passports photographs (if you were unable to upload)
This application does not guarantee being shortlisted for the Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme. Only shortlisted candidates will receive further communication via their email addresses within 2 weeks of application.

Duration for application:

Start Date: Tuesday 1st September 2015.

Closing Date: Monday 14th September 2015.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email ONLY (confirm)

The purpose of LiveWIRE is to improve opportunities for young people to realise their potential through the creation and development of their own businesses. Such businesses will contribute towards a more buoyant economy and communities with more fulfilled young people.

LiveWIRE Nigeria is a youth enterprise development programme supported by The Shell Petroleum Devlopment Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC).

Application Deadline: 14 September 2015
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)

More Scholarship Information and Application(2015 Program page)
More Scholarship Information and Application(Application Form)

Related: List of Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students

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