IRC has high expectations of its graduate development trainees

National, Normal

The National, Thursday June 20th, 2013

 THE Internal Revenue Commission has embarked on its first graduate and cadetship development programme to acquire technically skilled officers.

The programme began on May 30. More than 40 young Papua New Guineans were trained under the programme to develop their skills and knowledge to fill in the gaps in the organisation.

The graduate development scheme is for university graduates with qualifications in accounting, business studies, public administration, commerce, IT, taxation, economics, law, management, human resources, marketing and risk management. 

It focuses on high school, vocational schools, and business college graduates or students with high credentials. 

After completing a 12-month apprenticeship and training programme they will be awarded a National Certificate Three and cadet trainees with National Certificate Two in Government. 

The programme will involve practical exposure to tax administration and theoretical work with the PNG Institute of Public Administration School of Government. They will graduate in June next year and will be offered jobs in the IRC. 

Commissioner General Betty Palaso told the first batch of graduates that they had been chosen out of more than 800 applicants and must make the most out of the opportunity given to them to learn about the IRC. 

She said the IRC is striving to be a leading government agency in terms of professionalism. 

She therefore expects the trainees to comply with the IRC code of conduct and other relevant policies in the Public Service General Orders.