BA chance for lucky student
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES Cave Hill Campus and British Airways have partnered to offer one student of the university the opportunity to participate in the airline’s Leaders For Business programme.
The partnership, which was launched at the university yesterday by BA’s chief executive officer Willie Walsh, is an effort to develop from within Barbados future leaders for the company.
As he spoke to students of the university while on tour, Walsh said that the successful programme would offer individuals a number of excellent opportunities.
“The student will be assigned to different parts of the business for six months. The students will get involved in challenging and important parts of our business. We are recruiting people here to look at putting people in leadership roles in this region. We are happy to have this very excited initiative with your university.”
“It’s about leadership development. Many of these graduates will probably go on to work in other companies or industries. Initially, we are looking at one, but we are looking to recruiting more if we see real talent here in Barbados and if we think that there’s an opportunity to participate in their development,” Walsh said.
He added that his company was excited and stressed that the venture was not a “one-off programme” but would be done on an ongoing basis.
“This is not just a one-off programme. Our intention is to do this on an ongoing basis with graduates from Africa, India, Brazil and, ultimately, China,” he said. (AH)