29 May 2018
(Yangon, 29th May 2018) MPT today announced that it has accepted more than 800 final-year Technical university students who have secured coveted positions as interns at the company’s offices and operation centres for its 2018 Technical University Nationwide Internship Program starting from May to June 2018. The two-month internship designed to improve the workplace skills of Myanmar’s next generation of telecommunications engineers, will present the interns the chance to learn from the country’s leading mobile network services provider and impress as they look forward to potential employment opportunities upon graduation.
MPT’s initiative is currently the largest internship program of all telecommunications operators in the country with the number of internships spots on offer this year and will commence in waves from this month. Throughout their placements, the students will be exposed to a range of relevant topics covering the technical and managerial aspects of MPT’s modern business. This includes the carrier’s world-class 3G and 4G LTE+ mobile network, modern workplace communication, IP and transmission networks, network maintenance amongst others.
“As part of our commitment to supporting the country’s talent development, particularly amongst its promising youth, we have invited more than 800 students from technical universities in 15 different states and regions around the country to our offices to take part in the 2018 MPT Internship Program. The largest of its kind in Myanmar, this internship program is an excellent opportunity for these aspiring engineers to gain more practical skills and experience as they take their tentative but crucial first steps toward their bright careers. This includes the chance to learn about our world-class 3G and 4G LTE+ mobile networks that are connecting the nation. We would like to congratulate all the interns who have been selected and are excited to be welcoming them soon,” said U Naing Ko Ko, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.
“Working as an intern at MPT, we received practical experience in subjects that were taught in our university such as Networking, Fixed Line and Mobile Networks. We are grateful of MPT for systematically teaching students without basic knowledge, creating a nice working environment where we can discuss openly and making us prepared and confident for difficulties we would be facing in the workplace,” said final year student of Thanlyin Technological University.
Students are coming from all around Myanmar to Yangon to learn at MPT’s head office in Bo Aung Kyaw Road in Kyauk Tada Township, with some placed at the operator’s state and regional offices. During the first four weeks of the internship program, students will be undertaking orientation, health, safety and environment (HSE) awareness and information security training, a presentation from a senior management member, essential business skills training, and technical training. From there, students will be divided into smaller groups to do further work relevant to their areas of expertise, before finally having to present in groups their learnings and constructive reflections on their time at MPT.