Norway’s Telenor, that recently won the Myanmar telecommunication tender, now says they will recruit around 3000 Myanmar nationals to provide local communication services, Myanmar’s Mizzima reports.
The first step for the Telenor Group will be to recruit 25 employees to the management level to take care of business development and strategic planning. Their task will also be to execute administrative duties to launch Telenor Myanmar, and application period for these employment opportunities will be mid-August to September end.
“We will announce managerial positions for Myanmar nationals initially. We plan to recruit about 3000 employees from Myanmar in total. Around 2000 employees will be employed as Telenor’s vendors. The sector will include call centres, sales and marketing. We will be making announcements for these positions shortly. The remaining 1000 employees will be Telenor Myanmar’s in-house staff. They will work directly for Telenor whereas the other 2000 employees will be employed by partner companies. We will invite applications for Information and Technology specialists and staff for other sectors from October to December”, said Mrs. Tipayarat Kaewsringram, the Public Relation Officer at Telenor to the Myanmar media Mizzima.
Mr. Petter Furberg, the CEO of Telenor Myanmar said that the Telenor Group will also open a TelenorMyanmarAcademy aimed at job training.
“We will provide job training designed to impart product knowledge and technical aspects of the job process. We are under negotiations to open an Academy in Myanmar. We already have an Academy in Thailand, where our head office is based. We provide job training for our company staff as well as interested individuals who are not employ by Telenor”, he said.
Telenor Myanmar will operate as a 100% foreign-owned venture. Telenor provides telecommunication services to 148 million users around the world. 51 percent of the Telenor Group’s shares are owned by the Norwegian Government.