CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Junior Professionals Programme “Kurk Lietuvai” (“Create for Lithuania”)

In 2012 state agencies Invest Lithuania and Enterprise Lithuania, in partnership with the Lithuanian Government launched a pioneer project Junior Professionals Programme (JPP) Kurk Lietuvai. The programme turned out to be a great success and very recently it opened up for 2013-2014 batch applications.

The JPP is aimed at providing opportunities for Lithuanian youth with graduate degrees from relevant foreign academic institutions to employ acquired skills and knowledge in the public sector. Some of the participating state institutions are the Prime Minister office, Ministries of Economy, Finance, Justice, Foreign Affairs, Environment, Culture, Invest Lithuania, Enterprise Lithuania and other agencies as well as state entities. Selected young professionals work with strategic governmental projects and are provided with an opportunity to participate in high level decision making processes. The JPP is a great leadership training foundation, an opportunity to jump-start ones career in the public sector. Participants receive a market-base level salary and benefits as well as challenging assignments, feedback for their work and an opportunity to be a part of the progress done by the Lithuanian government. Kurk Lietuvai is a one-year, 4-month rotation based programme which starts in September 2013. Individual rotations are tailor-made according to participants’ background, preferences and expectations.