To help Filipino students better develop skills in technology, business, and e-commerce, leading Filipino virtual marketplace Shopee has launched a new internship program. 

According to the company, the Shopee Apprentice Program aims to equip the youth with the proper skill set to fill in jobs in the emerging digital economy – to be delivered through high-impact projects, specialized learning and development training, and mentorships led by Shopee leaders.

Shopee Philippines Director Martin Yu said the rise of tech-centric positions in the Philippine job market is what inspired them to take up the role of developing young tech talents. 

“As the demand for tech roles rises, Shopee will continue to train and equip the next generation of leaders through initiatives like the Shopee Apprentice Program. We will ramp up our efforts to provide proper mentorship and a well-rounded work experience for individuals joining our internship program,” he explained. 

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Kyla, who participated in the initiative, said she gained a lot of insight and further enhanced her skills after the course. 

“Even though the entire program was held virtually, Shopee translated their work culture online which is a great factor in my whole experience as an apprentice. I learned a lot from my mentors and also improved my skills in terms of presentation, time management, and communication. The program encouraged me to step up and be more confident to drive better results with what I do. I am glad a lot of people supported me throughout my whole Shopee journey,” she shared. 

Meanwhile, fellow partaker Lance said the program opened his eyes to the many facets of the industry and bolstered his problem-solving abilities. 

“With Shopee, I learned how to look at a multifaceted problem, break it down into its constituent parts, and build it back together to form a comprehensive, results-driven strategy. With this mindset, I was able to drive concrete impact by implementing workable solutions that will help drive the business forward,” he said. 

For those interested in joining the program, go to https://careers.shopee.ph/apprenticeprogram/.

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