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Sterling Apprenticeship Program (SAP)

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    The Sterling Apprenticeship Program (SAP) is designed to transform the employment market; to attract, train and retain the best talents for the industry. It is a parallel, market-fit education path, targeted at qualified secondary school graduates and young graduates.

    This apprenticeship program is exclusively for Nigerian Secondary School leavers and graduates like you who meet the requirements for the program.

    About the Program

    Driven by our purpose to enrich lives and promote the quality of education for the average Nigerian youth, Sterling Bank introduced the “Grow with Sterling” initiative.

    Grow with Sterling is a social impact programme that will enable Nigerian Secondary School Leavers further their education under a partnership arrangement between Sterling and Nexford University.

    As a first of its kind, this set of Learners will also have the opportunity to be fully engaged by Sterling under a “Work-Study” arrangement for the duration of their programme with Nexford University.

    To be eligible, you must:

    • Be a Nigerian living in Nigeria
    • Have five credits including English and Mathematics at ‘O’ levels or its equivalent
    • Provide a strong guarantor from your parents or guardian
    • Not have a Bachelor’s degree and not be enrolled in any tertiary institution in Nigeria or abroad

    Application

    Your application is a formal request to be considered for the Grow with Sterling Work-study scholarship. To apply, you will need to complete the application and provide:

    • A 150-word essay answering the question “why should you be considered for the Grow with Sterling Scholarship? (150 words maximum)
    • Secondary school certificate (WAEC, NECO, or GCE)
    • Government-issued ID or passport
    • Other relevant certificates

    Selection Process

    Within seven days after submitting your scholarship application, the team will contact you via email to let you know that you have been shortlisted.

    The screening process for shortlisted applicants includes the following:

    • O level screening
    • Speed test
    • Interview
    • You would be required to submit the following documents including a parent’s valid means of ID, a sponsor’s valid means of ID, and a guarantor’s valid means of ID.

     

    Within two weeks, successful applicants will receive a scholarship decision via email from the team. If your scholarship application is approved, you will receive an email from the team which would include a unique tuition code that would give you an 85% scholarship towards your monthly tuition. Please note that you would require this code to enroll for your program.

    Graduate Apprenticeship Program

    The Graduate Apprenticeship Program (GAP) is designed to increase the availability of adequate talents at the entry-level. This program is subdivided into Intermediate and Advanced apprenticeships.

    Intermediate Graduate Apprenticeship

    These would constitute graduates with non-banking experience and the following eligibility criteria would apply:

    • Not more than 26 years of age at the time of application
    • A minimum of 2nd class lower division

    Application

    • Only suitable candidates will be shortlisted and contacted.
    • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in our selection and employment practices based on race, colour, religion, gender, nationality, political affiliation, marital status or disability
    • All applications must be submitted via the provided application mediumand during the respective application period. (We do not accept applications by email.)

    Advanced Graduate Apprenticeship

    These would constitute fresh graduates that have completed the compulsory National Youth Corps Service but without work experience. The interns will be selected based on interest and strength in identifying the two best-fit businesses for placement. The following terms shall apply

    • Not more than 2 years of work experience
    • Not more than 26 years of age at the time of application
    • A minimum of 2nd class lower division
    • Applicants must have completed NYSC

    Application

    • Only suitable candidates will be shortlisted and contacted.
    • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in our selection and employment practices based on race, colour, religion, gender, nationality, political affiliation, marital status or disability
    • All applications must be submitted via the provided application mediumand during the respective application period. (We do not accept applications by email.)

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