Telenor took part in the first virtual edition of the Manager for a Day. 

The telecom gave a chance to 20 young people to immerse themselves in a real business environment and work on a practical business case, supporting the traditional Junior Achievement Bulgaria initiative.

What is it like to be a Telenor manager, what qualities and knowledge do managers need to have? How to create a software robot, what criteria determine successful sales – these were some of the questions to which the young people who chose to visit Telenor as part of the initiative received the answers.

“I congratulate you for your interest and courage to participate in the Manager for a Day initiative. This proves that you understand that your future development is associated with work and challenges. I can share from personal experience that a lot of efforts will accompany your career development path, but you will also achieve a lot of success. Along with that, new ideas and various development opportunities come, so don’t be afraid to look for them. Do not stop learning, this is for life.”

That’s what Spas Velinov, Chief Technology Officer at Telenor advised in his greeting to the young people.

After the general introduction, the participants in the initiative were divided into two groups. They were hosted by Rozalia Pandauzova – Senior Expert Digital Solutions and Transformation and Svetlana Polonova – Trade Channels Management Results Manager. The participants in “Manager for a Day” worked on real business cases and received practical knowledge and advice for their future careers.

The rapid development of technology and the situation over the last year have challenged us to be more adaptable to educational models in a physical, virtual or hybrid environment and to rethink the professional skills of the future. At Junior Achievement, we support young people in this process through programs and initiatives that build entrepreneurial and managerial attitudes, and teamwork skills, flexibility and a mindset for continuous improvement. In this context, we see a huge interest in this year “Managers for a day” in the field of technological innovation. We thank our partner Telenor that they managed to challenge young managers and to show them the real business environment in a leading telecommunication company.”

This is what Irina Ilieva, Director Organizational Development, JA Bulgaria said.

Telenor’s participation in the Manager for a Day is part of the company’s long-term strategy in support of early-career guidance. The company makes sustained efforts to identify talented young people and ensure appropriate conditions for their realization. One of the long-term sustainable initiatives in this regard is the internship program Hub by Telenor.

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Nikoleta Yanakieva Editor at DevStyleR International