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Nigeria: TeamApt Launches First 'Women in Tech' Internship Programme.

Nigerian fintech company TeamApt, has announced the launch of its first 'Women in Tech' internship programme.

TeamApt is a Nigerian fintech company that provides digital financial services solutions and payment infrastructure. The company has announced launching its inaugural Women in Tech Internship Programme.

The program is aimed at university graduates that have an interest in building a career in technology. The six-month, paid internship has been established in a bid to address some of the gender disparity that currently exists in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem – particularly within the fintech space. The goal of TeamApt is to provide women with the opportunity to grow their skills by gaining the necessary experience to advance their careers. Applications are now open.

Successful applicants will be offered full-time employment within the Lagos-based company, based on their performance and available openings.

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TeamApt was founded in 2015 and has worked with a wide range of African banks and 100% of all commercial banks in Nigeria. The company’s range of solutions revolves around making it easier for customers and businesses to pay, collect, manage, and grow their money.

According to the company's figures, more than 15 million customers and more than 100,000 businesses depend on TeamApt’s products and services. As part of efforts to deepen financial inclusion across Nigeria, it recently shifted its focus from delivering financial services products to banks to delivering products for consumers and businesses.

The company had a stellar performance in 2020, recording 150% overall quarter-on-quarter growth and $3.9 billion transaction value across their existing products – Moniepoint and Monnify.

Tosin Eniolorunda, Director and CEO of TeamApt, speaking on the launch and call for applications, said: “Many women continue to face challenges in advancing their careers in tech. While the technology industry continuously strives to bridge the gender inequality gap, female talent remains widely underrepresented in most technical roles.

He stated, “As an organisation, we are committed to equality and normalising the inclusion of women in such roles. The TeamApt Women in Tech Internship Programme is one of the ways we are ensuring an increase in the existing quota and provide opportunities for viable careers within the tech industry.”

For candidates interested in internships at TeamApt, more information about available roles and application for the programme can be found via the website. Applications close on Wednesday, March 17 at 11:59 pm (WAT) and successful applicants will be notified from Monday, March 22.

Nigeria in focus:

Population: 200.9 million (2019)

GDP: $448.12 billion (2019)

GDP Per Capita: $2,229 (2019)