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Telenor Launches Seventh Edition of Open Mind Career Programme for People With Disabilities

August 26, 2021
Telenor Launches Seventh Edition of Open Mind Career Programme for People With Disabilities

Telenor has launched the seventh edition of the Open Mind programmeme for career development and social integration for people with disabilities. The two-year programme gives a chance for the candidates to develop their social and functional skills in a real business environment, thus increasing their skills and competitiveness on the market, gaining invaluable practical experience and confidence in their professional qualities.

Open Mind is one of Telenor's most sustainable and long-term programmes. For the past six years over 20 people with different capabilities have participated, all of whom then successfully landed their new jobs, and seven of them have been employed at Telenor Bulgaria. The programme leads to excellent results with inclusion of people with disabilities and is a contribution to a significant segment of the labour market in Bulgaria, towards where both the state and businesses are focusing more and more efforts.

The unique design of Open Mind allows not only to form competitive professionals among people with disabilities, but also creates a working environment conducive to the understanding and commitment of the company's own teams.

"In Telenor we value and make purposeful efforts towards the development, diversity and investment in raising the qualification of our team. Therefore, Open Mind is not just one of our social programmes, but rather an expression of our desire to work with people with unique life experiences. With the range of activities within the Open Mind programme, we address the maximum number of stakeholders for the development of this segment of the labour market and we are ready to share Telenor's experience with other companies", said Galina Chuleva, Chief Human Resources Officer, Telenor Bulgaria.

The Open Mind programme features three key pillars that complement and build on each other. These are: Open Mind - aimed at job applicants with disabilities; Open Mind Academy - for those in need of support for professional development; and Open Mind Workshops - aimed at different businesses with a sustainable interest in hiring people with disabilities and focus on the exchange of good practices.

During this year's edition, Telenor will give participants a chance to work in six different areas. There are open positions in the field of marketing, sales (private customers; sales and customer service; business customers) finance, legal advice. The two-year programme provides training, work on the company's current business projects under the mentorship of leading experts in the respective fields and with competitive remuneration. Candidates' pre-selection is supported by JAMBA NGO.

Applicants can apply by sending a CV and cover letter and by registering here until September 19, 2021. A high-school or university degree is required depending on the chosen field as well as computer literacy, strong motivation, and willingness to learn. Proficiency in English will be considered an advantage.

Upon completion of the two-year programme, participants will receive support for their professional realisation at Telenor Bulgaria or outside the company.

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Telenor Bulgaria

Telenor Bulgaria, part of PPF Group, is a leading telecommunication company delivering an advanced mobile network experience and world-class connectivity to over 3 million customers. Telenor customers benefit from the unrivaled four-time winner Best in Test quality network, unparalleled customer experience, unique blend of digital services, mobile technologies and entertainment solutions. Telenor has a sector-leading approach in creating value to consumers and investing in next generation technologies driving positive impact and change for the society and the environment.

PPF Group

PPF Group is an international investment company investing in multiple market segments including financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to Open 5G access depends on your location and device. Full information on and in Telenor retail network. North America and across Asia. The Group owns assets worth EUR 44 billion, employs 98,000 people globally (as at 30 June 2020) and operates in 25 countries.



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