TotalEnergies Marketing Tanzania Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) that will give room to university students to explore various opportunities at the company.
With the new accord, the firm will now offer available opportunities to UDSM students including scholarships, graduate trainee opportunities, practical training, research and sites visit for learning purposes.
Speaking during the signing held at UDSM Main Campus in Dar es Salaam yesterday the TotalEnergies Marketing Tanzania Limited Managing Director Jean-Francois Schoepp said that the new partnership students learning environment.
“This partnership will be provide practical learning opportunities to the students from UDSM. Currently TotalEnergies provides learning opportunities to graduate trainees and practical training opportunities for students from different universities,” he said.
He added, “To date we have more than 20 graduate trainees and more than 10 practical training students in different departments in our organization. We believe through this partnership we will be able to facilitate more students and provide more opportunities to the youth.” he said.
He said his company is committed to supporting youths across the country urging that sustainable development cannot be achieved without effective solutions to promote the youth.
“We believe UDSM students will have the opportunity to visit and learn in our various facilities including our Fuel terminal located at Kurasini where they will learn about activation of our premium fuel (Excellium),” he said.
He added that students will have an opportunity to learn at firm’s state-of-the-art lubricants blending plant which produces oil, grease, and coolants locally
“Our blending plant also has a very well-equipped laboratory this can also be an area of interest for the students. We are proud that our lubricants,” he said.
He added that some high-performing and well-recommended students will also benefit through the company’s scholarship programme.
“This is a continuation of our commitment to equipping the Tanzanian youth with the required partial skills, exposure, and employment opportunities at our company to contribute to the development of Tanzania,” he said.
UDSM vice chancellor Prof. William Anangisye commended the energy firm for the partnership saying it will empower students with technical-know how on the sector.