Aug 03, 2020
Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo unveiled the first VW vehicles assembled in the newly established VW Assembly Plant in Ghana
Today, Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo unveiled the first VW vehicles assembled in the newly established VW Assembly Plant in Ghana. The models being assembled are Tiguan, Teramont, Amarok, Caddy, Polo and Passat. "The VW assembly plant will create a lot of highly skilled jobs, reduce the high amounts of foreign exchange used in the importation of second-hand vehicles, and, thereby, help strengthen the Ghanaian currency, whilst, at the same time, earn the nation foreign exchange through the exportation of made-in-Ghana vehicles", President Akufo-Addo said. Several other automobile companies have started preparation to build and assemble vehicles in the West African country. "With the Chinese company, Sinotruk, already engaged in the assembly of trucks in #Ghana, I am hopeful that other global automobile companies, which have indicated their preparedness to set-up shop in Ghana, will soon follow the remarkable, pioneering example of Volkswagen", the President added. This is part of Ghana's #industrialization drive to transform the #economy. This path is critical for African economies to boost #manufacturing and create value addition.
Aug 01, 2020
In Education in Europe
PhD Grant in Human Management Closing 30 August The positions are part of the labor-H programme, a research and innovation centre on Human Management and the New Organization Forms at UCLouvain. Labor-H is a research and innovation centre on Human Management and the new organization forms inside the Louvain Research Institute in Management and Organizations (LouRIM), animating and coordinating management science research and the College for Work Science (TRAV/ESPO), organizing the Master degree in HRM at UCLouvain. Benefits Full time, 12-month research grant starting on 15 September, under the direct supervision of the Chair Holder. The grant is renewable three times maximum. Selection process Your CV and motivation letter are to be sent to Prof. Laurent Taskin by 30 August 2020 at the latest (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any further information about these positions can also be requested at this address. REQUIREMENTS Offer Requirements REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL Management sciences: Master Degree or equivalent REQUIRED LANGUAGES FRENCH: Mother Tongue ENGLISH: Excellent DUTCH: Basic Skills/Qualifications Successful candidates will meet the following requirements: Hold a university training of at least 300 credits in management sciences, human resource management, business engineering or other social science field (sociology, psychology, political sciences, etc.), granted with mention ; Master the methodologies for collecting and analysing quantitative (questionnaire surveys) and qualitative (interviews) data., or commit themselves to get trained ; Show an interest in Human Management and research in this field of the management sciences ; Be capable of autonomy and initiative to carry out their research ; Be a collaborative team player in a multi-project mode; Be able to write scientific texts and communicate with professionals, in a clear, precise and rigorous language; Master usual research software tools ; Master French and English, some knowledge of Dutch being an asset
Jul 20, 2020
This is how Africans can migrate to Australia via the point-based General Skilled Migration (Skillselect) program.
In Immigration in Europe
Africans looking to migrate to Australia via the point-based visa program can do so under the five visa subclasses that fall under General Skilled Migration (Skillselect) program to attain efficiency in the migration system of the country, and are as the following: Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189): This visa is point-based and is aimed at those skilled workers that have not been sponsored by an employer nor any family member. The visa provides the entitlement for the owner to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia with eligible family members included. Skilled - Nominated (subclass 190) Visa: This visa is point-based and is aimed at those skilled workers that have been nominated by a state or territory of Australia. The visa provides the entitlement for the owner to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia with eligible family members included. Graduate Temporary (Subclass 485) Visa: This visa is aimed at the migrating students that have completed a minimum of 2 years’ worth of study in Australia, allowing them to live and work in the country for anywhere between 18 months and 4 years. Skilled - Nominated or Sponsored Provisional (Subclass 489) Visa: This visa is point-based is aimed at those skilled workers that have been nominated by a state or a territory to live and work in a specific region or have been sponsored by an able relative belonging to a certain area of Australia. The visa duration is of 4 years and the owner must live and work in the designated area, with eligible family members included. Skilled Regional (Subclass 887) Visa: This visa is a second-stage permanent visa that is not points-based, rather there are other certain requirements that must be met by the applicant in order to obtain it. The visa provides the owner with full legal and permanent residence. The point-based visas for Australia immigration requires applicant to lodge an Expression of Interest via SkillSelect and get invited by the Department of Home Affairs to apply for the visa.
Jul 18, 2020
In Career in the UK
OIn a series of tweets, Dr Bukola Abubakar shared that she has recently just qualified to practice and also got her first job in the UK. This is encouraging to those still in the process of writing plab and getting their licence to practice in the UK. More wins to her.
Jul 15, 2020
In Immigration in the UK
From 1 January 2021, free movement between the EU and UK will end and the new point-based system will come into effect. Under this system, points are assigned for specific skills, qualifications, salaries and shortage occupations. Visas are then awarded to those who gain enough points. Further, employers all over the UK are expected to reflect this new system in their hiring process. Skilled African workers To migrate to the UK from 1 January 2021, any African coming to the UK to work will need to demonstrate that; They have a job offer from a Home Office approved sponsor The job offer is at the required skill level – RQF 3 or above (A level and equivalent) They speak English In addition; if they earn more than the required minimum salary threshold they are eligible to make an application if they earn less than the required minimum salary threshold, but no less than £20,480, they may still be eligible if they can demonstrate that they have a job offer in a specific shortage occupation or a PhD relevant to the job Identifying whether a job meets the required skill level All jobs have a corresponding Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code. You can use the to identify the relevant SOC code for your job. https://onsdigital.github.io/dp-classification-tools/standard-occupational-classification/ONS_SOC_occupation_coding_tool.html Characteristics Tradeable Points Offer of job by approved sponsor No 20 Job at appropriate skill level No 20 Speaks English at required level No 10 Salary of £20,480 to £23,039 Yes 0 Salary of £23,040 to £25,599 Yes 10 Salary of £25,600 or above Yes 20 Job in a shortage occupation as designated by the Advisory Committee Yes 20 Education qualification: PhD in a subject relevant to the job Yes 10 Education qualification: PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job Yes 20 A total of 70 points is needed to be able to apply to work in the UK So if you’re looking to migrate to the UK to work, now is the best time to start preparing, getting all the necessary paperwork in order, like your professionals certificates and licenses, identifying what sectors your skills fall under, and what is required by employers in the UK, which employers high the most from outside the country and so on. This will get you prepared for Jan 1 2021 when the system comes into effect and you can be among the first to apply. See more details here.