Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE Programme 2023 for Nigerian Graduates – APPLY NOW

To empower vibrant youths from the Niger Delta regions (States) of Nigeria, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) is proud to announce the commencement of the famous SPDC JV LiveWIRE Programme. This initiative is set to redefine the landscape of youth entrepreneurship and business development.

Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE Programme 2023 for Nigerian Graduates
Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE Programme 2023 for Nigerian Graduates

The SPDC JV LiveWIRE programme seeks to illuminate the path for young individuals to realize their full potential through the creation and development of their businesses. These ventures, in turn, are poised to contribute significantly to a more robust economy and communities brimming with fulfilled young entrepreneurs.

Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE Programme – Aims

Supported by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), LiveWIRE Nigeria is a youth enterprise development program that aims to:

  • Instil the spirit of entrepreneurship among final-year university students, encouraging them to view starting a business as a valid and rewarding career option.
  • To nurture the entrepreneurial spirit further, the program conducts Bright Ideas Workshops, providing a platform for youths to discover and develop innovative business ideas that can shape their future enterprises.
  • Assist youth aspiring to start to Become Successful Owner Manager Course (BSOM), with a structured course, essential business planning and management guidelines and skills.
  • LiveWIRE runs awards for the best business plans, granting access to micro-credit facilities through collaborations with third parties like banks, NGOs, and allied financial institutions.
  • LiveWIRE presents awards to those who have successfully sustained a business for 2 to 3 years.

Benefits of Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE Programme

  • Youth opportunities: For young people, the LiveWIRE Programme opens doors to attractive, targeted, high-quality, and relevant programs. It also provides a unique platform to connect with peers facing similar ambitions and challenges.
  • Joint Venture Partners and PR Opportunities: For joint venture partners, participation in LiveWIRE yields Public Relations, media, and brand opportunities.
  • Government Engagement: Given the program’s focus on youth development and small businesses. It becomes a conduit for engaging the government with the youth, laying the foundation for interactions with future leaders. LiveWIRE also proves to be a fertile ground for Shell Employee Volunteering programs.
  • Volunteer Mentoring Program: To ensure the success of the journey embarked upon by program graduates. LiveWIRE provides a volunteer mentoring program. Mentors, drawn from diverse sectors like oil & gas, banking, and social voluntary sectors, guide and support those venturing into entrepreneurship.
  • LiveWIRE Resource Centre: To equip the youth with the necessary information. LiveWIRE establishes a dedicated Resource Centre. To disseminate valuable insights on youth enterprise.

Criteria for Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE Programme

To be eligible for the LiveWIRE Programme, applicants must:

  • Be indigenes of Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, or Edo States, and residents in their state of origin.
  • Have completed a degree program (University/HND) in any discipline.
  • Not be in paid employment.
  • Have an innovative business idea.
  • Aspire to be a business owner and manager.
  • Have no ownership of a business for longer than three years.
  • Business Plan Specifications: Applicants’ business plans should relate to specified value chain sectors/areas. Including Agriculture, Clean Energy Solutions/Oil and Gas Social Enterprise, Manufacturing, Retail and Wholesale, ICT, and Telecommunications.
  • The LiveWIRE Programme is designed for youths in the age range of 18 to 30 years.

How to Apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria, please visit Shell Nigeria to submit your application.

For more details, explore the official Shell website.

Application Deadline

December 22, 2023.

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