Are You Business-minded? Apply SHELL LiveWIRE Youth Development Program for Young Nigerians from Niger Delta

SHELL LiveWIRE Nigeria

Program(s) Offered: Youth development
Program Level: Training, Finance
Provider: 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 2017 Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme for young Nigerians.

The Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria is a youth enterprise development programme supported by The SPDC Joint Venture (The SPDC JV) which aims to inspire, encourage and support young people to explore the option of starting their own businesses through the provision of training and finance for young entrepreneurs.

The Shell LiveWIRE Programme operates mainly in the Niger Delta region, and since its inception has specifically targeted youths from host communities in that region of the country. For the 2017 programme, however, only applicants from some Local Government Areas of Rivers State will be considered.

SHELL LiveWIRE Youth Development Program

The programme provides support, access to training, guidance, and business mentorship to young entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35.

Applications eligibility:
  • Male and female applicants who are indigenes of communities in the following Local Government Areas of Rivers State: Eleme, Tai, and Gokana.
  • Must possess a University degree or HND in any discipline.
  • Must have completed NYSC if within mandatory bracket.
  • Must be resident in Rivers State
  • Must have an innovative business idea
  • Must desire to own and manage a business
Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria

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.

  • 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.
  • 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
Applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria should apply online. All fields with the asterix (*) sign are required. You must fill them in completely and correctly. If shortlisted, you may be required to attend an interview. You may access the application portal here: Application Form. This application does not guarantee being shortlisted. Only shortlisted candidates will receive further communication via their email addresses/sms.

It is important to read the 2017 Shell LiveWIRE page, and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying for the 2017 programme opportunity

The application period for the 2017 programme is Thursday June 8 uptil Wednesday 21, June 2017

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email/sms ONLY

Shell LiveWIRE is a social investment programme that aims to help young Nigerians explore the option of starting their own business as a real and viable career option. 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: 21 June 2017
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)

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