Twenty-two University of Guyana (UG) graduates are participating in the Neal and Massy Guyana Group one-year Graduate Training Programme which opened on Monday at Demerara Oxygen Company (DOCOL) Board-room, at Eccles, East Bank Demerara.
Chief Executive Officer of the Group Deo Persaud, in welcome remarks, called on the participants to develop positive attitudes in their quest to achieve success.
“There are opportunities for you but you must work hard and show dedication and once you have achieved these goals then you will be a good asset to yourself and the group,” he said.
Persaud said that since the Graduate Training Prog-ramme started in 1987, over 100 university graduates have participated.
He disclosed many have moved up to management positions within the group while others have moved on to serve corporate Guyana.
Human Resources officer Faye Bispham disclosed that this batch of trainees is the largest since the programme started 20 years ago and over 40 applicants were interviewed. She revealed that the programme is the brainchild of Persaud who has always shown keen interest in its development.
Also in attendance at the opening ceremony were Marketing Director of Geddes Grant Mr Takhur, Manager of Marketing and Distribution (M&D) Robert Singh and Product Development Manager Curt Taylor.
The trainees have been assigned to companies within the group including DOCOL, Associated Industries Limited, Geddes Grant Limited and others.