With the aim of preparing its future workforce, the National Superannuation Fund (Nasfund) commenced awareness for its Graduate Development Program (GDP) 2022.
The first GDP awareness session was held at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) on the evening of Friday August 6th, 2021.
This session saw final-year students from across all UPNG Faculties in attendance, to learn about the opportunities on offer through the GDP, as well as the selection criteria for this program.
For the Fund’s Chief Officer Human Capital, Vincent Lialu, the decision to begin the GDP 2022 awareness was to ensure that eligible final-year students were provided an insight into the country’s leading superannuation provider, so that they are well prepared to apply when applications open later this year.
“The Nasfund GDP 2022 awareness session basically covered key components that prospective applicants would need to know; which included the role of the fund, its current operations, and a glimpse into what is expected from successful GDP applicants.
This session also touched on key qualities of prospective applicants – academic performance, leadership potential, but above all, honest service to our members.
Students were also provided an opportunity to hear from the Fund’s current GDP recipients, who have progressed within the Fund over the last 18 months.
Their experiences have provided potential GDP applicants with an insight into what can be achieved through this program.
Similar Nasfund GDP 2022 awareness sessions will also be hosted at the University of Technology (Unitech), Divine Word University (DWU), Pacific Adventist University (PAU) and the Institute of Business Studies University (IBSU) in the coming weeks.”
The Nasfund GDP 2022 is part of the Fund’s aim to develop the next generation of leaders to continue serving the Fund’s growing membership across Papua New Guinea.
This GDP program will provide successful applicants the opportunity to learn firsthand the about the superannuation industry, and provide them a foundation for further career within PNG’s leading superannuation provider.