Sahara Group, an energy and infrastructure conglomerate, has commenced a graduate management trainee programme in Ghana to give young graduates an opportunity in the oil sector.

It said in a statement issued on Wednesday that with focus on Sahara’s downstream operations in Ghana, the programme would offer successful applicants an opportunity to upgrade their unique skills and ensure exposure to top-level responsibility early in their careers.

The Managing Director, Sahara Downstream, Ghana, Yvette Selormey, was quoted as saying, “Sahara Group is renowned for transforming young talent into global icons in the energy sector and this is a platform specially designed for every young graduate in Ghana seeking to learn and grow within a work culture that encourages and rewards excellence.”

The oil firm stated that Ghana’s downstream sector had continued to experience a significant growth as a result of the government’s strategic reforms, policies and investments.

“There are also increasing efforts by the government to boost the adoption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas as a cleaner fuel compared to biomass and kerosene,” it said.

The company added, “LPG consumption in Ghana for Q1 2022 stood at 101,362 metric tonnes and this is projected to quadruple by end of year.

“Sahara Group is expected to contribute significantly to the nation’s energy transition drive through continuing investments and the operations of LPG vessels, storage and distribution facilities associated with the energy conglomerate in Africa.”

Selormey said the programme would give individuals with good first degrees in applicable disciplines a secure shot at kick-starting their careers with world-class training modules, mentorship, and self-driven goals.

 “Details of the application process which will run from June 20 to July 3, 2022 are available on all Sahara Group’s social media channels. We invite youths in Ghana to start their journey to making a difference by applying today,” she added.

 According to Selormey, Sahara Group has operated as a foremost business in Ghana’s oil and gas sector for over 20 years, facilitating access to energy and contributing to economic growth and development.

She said, “So Energy, a Sahara Group downstream company in Ghana continues to raise the bar in the sector, leveraging innovativeness, top-notch quality and safety policies, good corporate citizenship, and a unique service experience.

“The So Energy brand is renowned for integrity, reliability, efficiency, and implementing sustainable interventions in health, education and capacity building.”

With storage terminals across Africa, the Middle East and Europe, and a combined capacity of more than 300 million litres for a range of refined petroleum products, Sahara Group’s downstream business covers product procurement, bulk sales, and distribution of petroleum products across the globe.