Baku, Azerbaijan, May 26
Azercell honors its years' long tradition of contributing to youth development and has participated in one more career fair, held annually for the students and graduates of Azerbaijan. So, on May 23d, the Company joined a Career Day and Job Fair held at the State Economic University. The Minister of Education Mr. Mikayil Jabbarov visited Azercell's stand and observed the information sessions held for students. In addition, the Minister was briefed on the vacancies the Company offers for students.
Azercell's distinct performance and active presentations at the fair caused a genuine interest among attendees. The company representatives responded to the students' questions and briefed them on the Student Bursary and Internship Programs. The youth willing to join Azercell received valuable insights and a special email account was established to accept the expected inquiries.
Azercell Telecom constantly strives to help youth in building a successful career and gaining new useful skills. In the last few years, the company has initiated and held career days on regular basis at the same scope. Azercell also aims to hold meetings with promising young people, willing to join the company during similar annual events, as well as to share comprehensive information on the activities and corporate culture of Azercell. We would like to remind, that Azercell Telecom has always been supportive of projects aiming the development of youth.
The Student Scholarship Program initiated by the company offers scholarship to talented and skillful university students, given the fact that education is one of the main directions of Social Investment Projects of Azercell. The cumulative Social Investment of Azercell has made 0.4 million manats in 2013, and a total of 14 million manat for 17 years of operation in the country. Since 2008, 108 young people have been taken on board of the Azercell Bursary and internship programs, nine of which were offered jobs in the company. Azercell seeks partnership with the leading universities of the country and further supports the strengthening of their material and technical capacities. An example of such a partnership is, among others, the initiative of Azercell to install and operate its 4G Laboratory at Qafqaz University. Azercell will further pledge for supporting the career development and successful placement of bright young people.
Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position on the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, GPRS/EDGE, 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service "ASAN imza" (ASAN signature) and others. With 53% share of Azerbaijan's mobile market Azercell's network covers 99,8% of the country's population. By the end of 2013 the number of Azercell's subscribers reached 4,5 million people. In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network - LTE in Azerbaijan. The Company is the leader of Azerbaijan's mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is the part of the TeliaSonera Group of Companies, which has subsidiaries in more than 20 countries with total number of 186 million subscribers and 27 thousand employees.