The scheme offers a 12-month contract to post-graduate students in Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Nairobi, Kenya, to gain hands-on knowledge and experience of working for a multi-national company.
The programme according to the airline underscores Its commitment to Africa, by helping young people from underprivileged backgrounds acquire the skills they need to get ahead in business.
The interns work alongside the Delta sales team in each country, before attending a Delta conference in the Unites States.
Of the 19 people who have completed the scheme, two are still employed at Delta and the rest have gone on to find managerial positions in a range of industries, become teachers or are furthering their studies.
Commenting on the development, Bobby Bryan, Delta’s Sales Manager for East and West Africa declared: “It’s often difficult for graduates to get a break in the corporate world so offering opportunities like our intern programme can give them a real step up the ladder as well as learn about the complex nature of working for a global company.