July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines said creating opportunities for dynamic young individuals to achieve their potential, the airline has recruited 20 new management trainees following a one-year comprehensive training program.
The Management Trainee Programme was implemented with the intention of absorbing new blood into the organization.
"It is vital that key positions are filled by newcomers who will not only benefit the organization by preventing inbreeding of ideas but will also grow with the organization to take up future managerial positions," the airline said in a statement.
SriLankan Airlines has taken six management trainee batches in the past and the current intake was inducted in June 2016. The Management Trainee Programme has been in effect from 2000 and many of those who joined the organization as a result of this endeavour have continued to grow with the company.
Chairman of SriLankan Airlines, Ajith Dias welcoming the new management trainees said launching a career is a very big step.
"The airline is going through a decisive period and we hope that they will play a positive part in supporting all our future ventures." "A key feature of the entire training program is the fact that we have been able to maintain full transparency throughout the entire process, which was unbiased and fully compliant to create the environment of trust and fair appraisal," he added.
The selection process comprised a number of rigorous procedures in order to ensure that only the best potential candidates were selected. Following responses to press advertisements, the company shortlisted applications of those with degrees with a class or equivalent full professional qualification or outstanding collegiate career with 3 credits for A/Ls who have excelled in sports at a national level while belonging to the required age category. From 2,391 applicants, 1,505 were shortlisted and called for a written test.
A total of 20 candidates were officially selected for training after being selected through a multi-stage recruitment process that included shortlisting sessions, an assessment center, and interviews with the senior management team and the Board.