KICKSTART YOUR CAREER IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
Join this year’s cohort of the Daystar Power Women in Power Training (WIPT) program.
- Who This Program Is For: Female university graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
We believe that diversity is key to building a strong and successful team.
But women are greatly underrepresented in engineering roles across Africa.
In Nigeria, less than 10% of engineering students are women.
Women engineering graduates, fresh out of university, often struggle to build careers in the power sector, especially in renewable energy, a relatively new industry in Nigeria.
We knew we had to do more to solve the university to job pipeline for women engineers, and so we launched our first training program in 2019.
We aim to develop outstanding female solar engineers at an early career stage.
At Daystar Power, we are committed to building a diverse and gender-inclusive team.
As a 2x Challenge pledgee, we aim to hire women for 40% of our engineering and senior management roles by 2024.
Contact us to learn more about the WIPT program.
- Trainees will learn how to prospect a client, do a site audit, and design tailored stand-alone or hybrid solar system solutions to power a client’s load and deliver significant cost savings.
- Skill Training: Microsoft Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word), sales and negotiation, presentation and public speaking
- Trainees will learn how to install a solar system: solar PV, inverters, and cabling.
- Skill Training: Project management and team building
- Trainees will learn everything about maintenance & operations (M&O) of hybrid solar solutions. This includes an in-depth overview of generator operations and maintenance, diesel supply, and routine cleaning of solar panels.
- Trainees will learn how to monitor hardware, power, and environmental alarms on customer equipment with network monitoring and surveillance software.
“I took charge of a project when the engineer I was shadowing wasn't available. I had to convince the client that I could answer their questions, and I was able to handle everything on my own.
This experience made me more outspoken. I realized that there was nothing I couldn't do. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the program.”
“The program’s hands-on experience and impactful projects made it worth it. I found the opportunity to develop skills such as decision-making and time management invaluable.”
“The classroom training was one of my favorite parts of the program. The training sessions were enlightening and covered a wide range of topics from power engineering to negotiation skills. I was equipped with the skills that an average engineering graduate should have when entering the workforce. I left the program feeling confident in my abilities.”
Zeinab Oluwatobi Alli
“I feel very privileged to test my knowledge. Af first, I felt skeptical about engineering; I thought I should go into engineering management. But my experience with the program has been
fabulous and eye-opening. I love the structure and how Daystar invested so much in our training. They treat us like we’re a part of the company. At Daystar, we can thrive as engineers.”
Q: Who can apply for the WIPT program?
A: Any female engineering graduate with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from a 4-year university can apply.
Q: How long is the program?
A: The program runs for a year starting in May 2023.
Q: What does the program include?
A: The program includes rotations within the major business units, training on soft and business skills. Qualified candidates will be offered a job at Daystar at the end.
Q: How do I apply for the program?
A: Applications are now closed.