The First Opportunity Program of Esas Sosyal, which offers new graduates from less-known state universities equal opportunities in their transition from school to work, will offer 50 more young people the first job opportunity in non-governmental organizations in its sixth year.
Esas Sosyal, the social investment unit of Esas Holding, combined the responsible citizenship value of Esas Holding with the vision of Şevket Sabancı and his family to invest in society. Esas Sosyal, which is an example of the current social impact investment understanding in Turkey; It aims to produce common solutions for social problems. Esas Sosyal, which develops its First Opportunity and My English Opportunity programs by focusing on joint studies and research in the field of youth and employment, has over 2000 people including corporate and in-kind supporters, participants, mentors, alumni, NGO managers, HR professionals and trainers. has developed an ecosystem.
Believing that investment in young people is an investment in both today and the future, applications for the First Chance Program, which was launched in 2016 to support the transition from school to work for young graduates from lesser-known public universities, started for the 2021 period.
The First Opportunity Program, especially for young graduates from less known state universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the private sector such as corporate communication, finance and accounting, human resources, administrative affairs, procurement, information technologies, resource development and business development. offers work experience in units. Within the scope of the program, the salaries of the program participants who have gained their first work experience by working full-time and on a salary basis for 12 months in non-governmental organizations are covered by corporate supporters who share the vision of the First Opportunity Program with Esas Holding. In addition, participants receive more than 250 hours of training and development support under the First Chance Academy. In addition to the Office Programs and English education, they participate in many trainings that the World Economic Forum calls 21st century skills, while they also receive support from the managers of important institutions to develop their mentoring and interview skills. These young people, who have gained work experience in NGOs, can also participate in rehearsal interviews, interviews, etc. It completes the program by being ready for the future and the business world by benefiting from the vast knowledge of experts in the field.
The First Opportunity Program has enabled 95 young people to gain work experience in Turkey's leading non-governmental organizations, together with the 55 young people who graduated from the program and 150 participants who continue the program. While the rate of First Opportunity participants to get a job offer before the end of the program was 82%, the rate of recruiting within 3 months after the end of the program was 93% and the employment rate at the end of 6 months was 100%.
Emine Sabancı Kamışlı, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Esas Holding, said, “The First Opportunity Program that we have implemented with the vision of Şevket Sabancı as Esas Sosyal has been continuing successfully for 5 years. 150 young people we have held by our hand so far are getting better equipped and climbing the steps leading to success one by one. The light we see in the eyes of young people enables us to look into the future with hope. As the First Opportunity Program enters its 6th year, we are constantly working to provide more benefits to young people. For this purpose, we added the English Opportunity Program to our programs in 2021 with the support of Hayirli Sabanci. I think that our new program, which aims to increase English proficiency, which is one of the important obstacles in the field of youth and employment, is very important for the dreams of young people. I believe that the investment made in young people is an investment in the future and I wish the new period of First Deal to be beneficial ”.
2021 applications will take place between 3 May - 4 June!
Within the scope of the program, 2021 young people will be supported in 50. Young applications for the program will be received between 3 May and 4 June. Between 21 June and 13 August, professional interviews specially designed for new graduates and evaluating the potential of young people will be held online. Candidates accepted to the program will be announced in the third week of August. Young people included in the program will work full-time and on a salary basis for 3 months in designated NGOs, and will also participate in the training of the First Opportunity Academy.
Candidates who will apply for the First Opportunity Program
Graduation from a state university in June 2020 and after, a diploma score of at least 4 / 2,5 according to the 100-point system, and a minimum score of 65 in the XNUMX-point system. Students who took part in their organizations or club activities or received scholarships will be considered as a priority.