Great Employee Programme (GemP)

The Great Employee Programme (GemP) is a three-month semi-intensive Fellowship programme designed for young, upwardly mobile professionals. Through the GemP, we aim to identify, engage and empower young Africans who have a propensity for workplace excellence and give them opportunities for self actualization.

The GemP is patterned after a 3C Ethic – Character, Creativity and Competence.

The 3C Ethic

Character

Great organizations are built on the foundation of solid character. A whole GemP module is dedicated to this all important reality.

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Competence

Masterclasses during the (GemP) are quite immersive. We try to give every Fellow the opportunity to hone at least one problem-solving skill.

Creativity

The Great Employee Programme was birthed and nurtured on the cradle of User-centred Design. It is how we generate ideas and make decisions.It is only natural for our Fellows to discover their innate creativity while they are engaged with us.

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GemP Timeline (1st Cohort)

Application Opens: Friday 13th December, 2019

Application Closes: Friday 3rd January, 2020

Review of Applications: Saturday 4th January – Sunday 12th January, 2020

 Notification of Successful Applicants: Monday 13th January – Thursday 16th January, 2020

 Commencement of GemP (1st Cohort): Saturday 18th January, 2020

Programme Tracks

We currently have two offerings under the Great Employee Programme:

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GemP Basic Certification

The GemP Basic Certification lasts for about 13 weeks. If selected, you will be required to take 3 modules. Each module ends with a cluster of masterclasses. Most modules will be offered online while masterclasses will take place on-site.

Selected applicants who are not resident in Lagos as well as those who have a physical handicap regardless of where they stay will be allowed to participate in the masterclasses via the online platform. 

GemP 5-Star Certification

The GemP 5 Star Certification is offered in partnership with Thought in Motion. Fellows who want to attain the 5 Star status must firstly complete the requirements for the Basic Certification. Upon completion of the Basic Certification, prospective 5 Star awardees will have to intern at one of PivotAfrica’s designated partner organizations. While we try to make the criteria for awarding this certification as objective as possible, we also make sure to maintain the high standards required to get it. Note that the 5 Star Certification is renewable after every 2 years. Renewals are uncomplicated and simply entail the submission of performance evaluations by the Fellow’s supervisor or superior.

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Sign Up For GemP

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 1ST COHORT OF 2020 ARE NOW CLOSED.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AN APPLICANT CAN PARTICIPATE IN MASTERCLASSES AND SOFT SKILLS CLINICS WITHOUT APPLYING FOR A GEMP 5 STAR CERTIFICATION BUT CANNOT APPLY FOR A GEMP 5 STAR CERTIFICATION WITHOUT PARTICIPATING IN MASTERCLASSES AND SOFT SKILLS CLINICS. MASTERCLASSES AND SOFT SKILLS CLINICS ARE OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THOUGHT IN MOTION™ AND REQUIRE A DONATION OF $15 PER MODULE OR $40 FOR ALL 3 MODULES. 

MASTERCLASSES AND SOFT SKILLS CLINICS ARE OPTIONAL FOR THE GEMP BASIC CERTIFICATION (WHICH IS OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE).

Have a question?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

If you have a question which is not covered in the FAQs, please feel free to shoot us an email. Send your questions to hello@pivotafrica.org

To become a GemP 5 Star Fellow, you will have to go through the GemP Basic Certification first. Thereafter, you will have to intern for a period of time in one of PivotAfrica’s partner companies. You will be assessed in the course of the internship to ascertain if you are deserving of the 5 Star designation

Internships for the GemP 5 Star Certification can last for as short as 4 weeks and as long as 52 weeks. It depends on the structure of the partner company as well as PivotAfrica’s agreement with the company.

You will be given useful feedback. Also, your GemP Basic Certification will NOT be forfeited.

If you state this in your application , you will if selected, be allowed to participate in the sessions and masterclasses fully online.

You can apply on our partner page.

This depends on the company. Some do remunerate Fellows.

Interested? Become a fellow today!

Join over 1,000 young Nigerians in changing the narrative in enterprise, employability and skill development.

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