Application for the 2016 Presidential Digital Talent Programme now open

ICT Authority has announced that it has embarked on recruiting 400 ICT graduate trainees for the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP).

Initiated in 2014 by the Ministry of ICT and is being implemented by ICT Authority through a private and public partnership arrangement, The Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) according to the government is part of its commitment to leverage ICT to enhance citizen service delivery.

This will be the second intake the programme will be doing be and will increase the intake of trainees from the current 100 recruited in its inaugural programme to 400 annually beginning 2016.

Last year, the programme saw 100 interns go through training and placement in various private and public sector organizations. The programmme targets ICT graduates who must be Kenyan citizens, and have graduated from recognized ICT programmes in the last two years and attained First or Upper Second Class Honours (or the equivalent).

The yearlong PDTP training is a mix of public and private sector attachments, intense specialized training, and certification. In addition, trainees work with seasoned mentors for career guidance and are challenged to innovate with a view to enhancing public ICT services. Successful PDTP trainees graduate with a merit certificate and may get preference in joining the public sector in ICT-related positions.

All applications can be done online at The application process will run for 14 days starting Sunday, February 28, 2016. The deadline for application is 14th March 2016.

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