University and polytechnic students in Nigeria are allowed to go for IT (Industrial Training) / Internship when they are due for it.
The best place to do your IT is what should be on your mind if you’re one of the students that’s due for Internship.
So, in this post, we have compiled a list of some best place to go for your IT (Industrial Training) / Internship. In addition, you will be enlightened on some things you need to know concerning the IT program.
But, before that, let’s quickly take a look at what Industrial Training really is and why it is compulsory for students.
What is Industrial Training or Internship?
Industrial Training / Internship (according to Wikipedia) refers to a work experience or program that is relevant to professional development for a limited period of time.
It’s a training which aims to provide exposure to practical knowledge along with theoretical knowledge. It is dynamic and more of practical undertaken for a short time to develop your skill.
Why is Industrial Training (IT)compulsory?
Most universities and polytechnics made it compulsory for every student to participate in industrial training because of the following reasons listed below.
- The training help to develop skills and use if more effectively
- Students gain more experience in their professional career with the help of IT
- It plays a vital role in getting students to work with professionals
- Industrial training exposes you to real / practical world. Just to mention few
The above points are some of the reasons for the compulsion of IT for all students and there’s no doubt that it’s really worthwhile.
In addition, apart from the points mentioned above, one of the good things about the industrial training is that it contributes immensely to your academic performance?. If taken seriously, it can help boost your CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average).
In most departments in the university, the industrial training program contributes as high as 6 units to GPA (Grand Point Average). So, it’s clear that the IT program should be taken seriously.
What you should know about the Industrial Training program in Nigeria
In case you don’t know, you can do your IT anywhere which means that it can be done somewhere out of your course of study. But, while it is advisable to secure a placement somewhere related to your course of study, most of the students prefers to secure their placement in companies that pays well.
For instance, Oil Company pays more than most of the companies. As a result, students will want to secure placement there even if it’s not related to their course of study because of the eye catching offer.
However, you should know that you internship is just for a limited amount of time. And the major thing you should consider is gaining more experience in your course of study.
Other things you need to consider before deciding on the exact place to go for your IT are listed below.
- Cost of transportation
- How much the company is willing to pay you (if necessary)
You must be sure you can cope with the point above before any attempt for placement at all. But, If you are sure of what you want to do and the company can really maximize your potential. Then it’s really worth securing a placement there.
Now, let’s dive in to the list of places for industrial training (IT) placement in Nigeria.
List Of Companies For Industrial Training In Nigeria
1. Shell Company Nigeria
Shell is a popularly known Oil and Gas company operating in Nigeria. The company allows Nigerians students in higher institution to submit their IT placement form and some credentials. Which will be reviewed. After approval, you will be allowed to participate in industrial training and consequently, gaining work experience.
2. Nestle Nigeria PLC
Nestle is a large food and beverage company which allow student to participate in industrial training in Nigeria. It is located in Sagamu, Ogun State.
3. Chevron Nigeria Limited
Chevron is one of the largest Oil producers in Nigeria and it is located in Lekki, Lagos. It allow student to participate in industrial training. Though, Students might find it hard to secure placement here because of their requirements.
4. Flour Mills Nigeria (FMN)
Flour mills of Nigeria PLC are one of the food companies in Africa located on the bank of River Niger Mokwa, Niger State. They allow industrial training for undergraduate student. The company provide high quality product like: Golden Penny Flour, Golden Penny Noodles, Golden Penny Semovita and the likes.
5. Julius Berger Nigeria PLC
Julius Berger Company is one of Nigeria Construction Company. It is one of the leading construction companies in Nigeria headquartered in Abuja. It also has addition location in Lagos and Uyo. The company allows students to gain work experience.