The FINANCIAL — The majority of companies in Georgia are offering jobs/internships specifically for the summer time. Some of the top employers are Georgian banks. Bank Republic is recruiting students for summer internships with a future prospect of employment after three months of practice.
As Nino Maisuradze, HR Manager at BR says, the first round of internships will be finished on 1 July so there will be 30 more vacancies for 3 month internships at Bank Republic. 6 recruits have already had their probation period prolonged, so they’ll now move to 6 month internships and will be employed at valuable positions ranging from credit officers to training/HR administrators right after completing the rest of the term. If a candidate passes the three month internship successfully then they are given salaries of 200-300 GEL.
“Our target audience for this particular recruitment are students/young professionals, 3rd-4th year university students who are actively searching for professional experience at our bank which is always highly in demand by young graduates,” said Maisuradze.
Another Georgian bank, BasisBank, has already taken on 20 interns with the prospect of future employment this month and will continue to do so throughout the summer.
“We started this new wave of recruitment in early May 2010 and so far we have mainly recruited students from various private and state universities both of junior and senior years,” said Yulia Enukishvili, HR Manager of BasisBank, to The FINANCIAL.
KMS Georgia which is one of the full service employer firms, has started new recruitment especially for the summer time mainly in the field of hotel and restaurant businesses.
“In Georgia vacancies will be available in Anaklia’s newly opened restaurants and hotels as well as in Batumi, Qobuleti, and Bethania,” Maia Tsereteli told The FINANCIAL.
“We also employ personnel for foreign restaurants and 5 star hotels in Qatar with 2 year contracts to positions like engineers, barmen, cosmetologists, and painters with the major requirement being a good knowledge of the English language and pleasant appearance. Currently the total number of vacancies is about 60 but we plan to offer more and more jobs for the next season too as Georgian staff are most demanded in the Middle East, particularly in Qatar,” said Maia Tsereteli, founder and executive director at KMS Georgia.
Promo-girls’ positions are also popular throughout the summer time. As The FINANCIAL found out, model agencies are frequently suppliers of promo girls although candidates can also apply by sending their CVs straight to the employer/advertisers. Promo girls are mainly chosen from model agencies like Image-center, Leon and Natali.
Universal McCann is one of the employers of promo girl which is open to applications for promoting Winston tobacco.
“Currently we have taken on 20 promo girls and are going to recruit even more before the end of this year as the special offers from our company happen at least twice a year. We offer promo girls competitive salaries and also special dressing and pre-trainings on how to attract more and more customers,” said Devi Japaridze from McCann.
“The main requirement for promo girls is to be communicative, sales-oriented, to be persuasive, good-looking, and be able to add value to company assets. The ones who will best promote the products are given bonuses as well” said Japaridze.
21 year old Nini was employed as a promo girl a week ago. “Actually I’m not currently a member of any model agency though I used to be. I just found the vacancy on HR.com.ge and decided to apply. I worked at the same position in previous years too therefore pre-training wasn’t necessary for me. I enjoy being a promo girl, am paid 15$ daily as well as having bonuses depending on how well I manage to promote the product,” said Nini.
As Nino Khachapuridze, HR Manager at GPIH, Vienna Insurance Group, exclusively told The FINANCIAL, in about a week they’ll be offering 2-3 vacancies for mainly servicing personnel. Salaries will range from 400-600 for those vacancies.