Maxis builds future leaders with 15 scholarships awarded
By Digital News Asia December 21, 2020
- Focus on building pool of future women leaders, shaping top tech talent
- Access to best learning experiences at reputable unis, internship & jobs
Following the launch of three new scholarships in July, Maxis has announced the award of scholarships to 15 deserving individuals to support their academic aspirations.
The individuals received their scholarships at a virtual ceremony last week, and are as follows:
Announcing the new scholars for the three categories were Raja Arshad, Maxis Chairman; Gokhan Ogut, Chief Executive Officer; and Natalia Navin, Chief Human Resource Officer, while parents and family members tuned in to watch the ceremony online.
“At Maxis, we are committed to becoming a world-class, effective and efficient organisation. Our scholarships are an important part of this ambition, and in line with our brand purpose to bring together the best of technologies to help people, businesses and the nation to Always Be Ahead in a changing world,” said Raja Arshad.
“In accelerating our vision to become Malaysia’s Leading Converged Solutions Provider, Maxis’ growth strategy includes having the right talent with a highly transformative and technology-driven mindset. We are thrilled that our scholars have chosen to chart their academic and career course with us, and we look forward to providing them an environment where they will be able to explore their creativity, develop their skills, and grow along with us,” said Gokhan.
“The environment today continues to evolve and create new demands and opportunities – from having a more astute sense of technology, to nurturing future leaders and greater opportunities for women to lead in industries such as ours. We are eager to have the best talent onboard to be part of our exciting journey of growth,” said Natalia.
After receiving an overwhelming response in submissions, the candidates underwent a fully virtual selection process in stages, which included rigorous assessments, group activities and interviews. The 15 Maxis scholars will have access to the best learning experiences at reputable universities. In addition, they will benefit from internship and employment opportunities with Maxis to springboard their career paths to the next level, ultimately benefitting the growing need for a technology and innovation talent pool in the ICT and business sectors.
Maxis has been awarding scholarships since 2006 and has offered many bright and deserving individuals the opportunity to further their education in fields that are relevant to the needs of the times.
In July 2019, Maxis organised its first Career Fair that was unlike any other. Designed with participation and an immersive experience in mind, it comprised "speed-dating" type interviews as well as various showcases, such as IoT, NB-IoT and AI, to demonstrate what the company is all about. The Career Fair also gave young job seekers the opportunity to meet the telco as a potential employer.