Apply for the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) LiveWIRE Entrepreneur Programme

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/Shell/ Total/Agip Joint Venture (SPDC JV) announces the  2016 LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme  for youths  from Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States.

LiveWIRE is a youth enterprise development programme supported by the SPDC JV.  The programme aims to inspire, encourage and support young entrepreneurs aged 18-35 to start their own businesses through the provision of training and start-up finance.

The LiveWIRE programme objectives are to:

  • Enable youths to establish businesses by providing business planning and management skills through the ‘Become a Successful Business Owner Course’.
  • Provide business startup grants for candidates with the best business plans.
  • Link successful candidates to third parties like banks, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and allied financial institutions.
  • Provide a volunteer mentoring programme for successful candidates.

Programme content

  • Pre-startup:- Value and Organise Yourself (VOY)
  • Bright Ideas workshop
  • Business Planning & Management (Become a Successful Business Owner)
  • Business Startup (How to access finance & technology)
  • Post startup (Mentoring, Incubation, Market linkages)

Applications eligibility 

  • Male and female applicants from Bayelsa Delta and Rivers States aged between 18-35;
  • Must possess a university degree or HND
  • Must possess the  NYSC discharge certificate or certificate of exemption;
  • Must be resident in Delta, Bayelsa, or Rivers States;
  • Must have an innovative business idea; and
  • Must desire to own and manage a business.

Important Notes

•    SPDC DOES NOT DEMAND PAYMENT FROM APPLICANTS.
The application is entirely FREE of charge.
•    SPDC DOES NOT ASSIGN ‘Representatives’/‘Agents’ to assist in the application process.
•    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email/sms.

How to apply

Applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria should apply online at: www.livewire-nigeria.org

Application period:

Wednesday October 12 to Tuesday October 25, 2016.

Click here to Apply Now!

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