Leaving the Tarmac Internship and Mentoring Programme

As part of the global launch of Leaving the Tarmac: Buying a Bank in Africa, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede is offering internships to five exceptional young Nigerians.

This internship programme is Aig-Imoukhuede bringing action to his desire to inspire young people to do great things and not be left behind. In the book, he says:

“I hope that the story I am about to tell will be an inspiration to other young entrepreneurs who are setting out with big dreams, great visions and high hopes. It is a story that shows how you can build a world-class business in a relatively short time if you lay the right foundations, have good core values and do the right things. I believe that the story of Access Bank proves what is possible with strong corporate foundations, and I believe we must speak confidently about our story of transformation if we are to inspire others to achieve the same.”


  • To engage youth who possess grit, tenacity and diligence in a year-long intensive internship and mentoring programme.
  • To provide an opportunity for programme participants to gain hands-on experience in challenging work environments, developing the skills and knowledge required to excel and advance in their careers.
  • To inspire programme participants by providing them with learning opportunities through regular mentoring meetings withMr. Aig-Imoukhuede and other senior executives.


  • 12-month internship in one of Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede’s organisations
  • Four one-to-one, one-hour mentoring sessions and two group mentoring sessions/interactions with Mr Aig-Imoukhuede
  • Interns will receive a salary

Eligibility criteria

Applications are open to Nigerians aged 19 to 26

Applicants must either be university graduates or undergraduates due to graduate in 2021

Applicants must be available to work full-time for 12 months as interns

How to apply

Applications open on 27 April 2021. Only online applications will be considered.

In the online application form you will be asked to upload the following

  • Write and upload a 250-word personal statement stating why you should be chosen for this Mentored Internship Programme.
  • Write and upload a document telling us your own Leaving the Tarmac story in 500 words

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a compulsory short, online interview. Applications close 31 May 2021

Good luck!

Head Office

19 Gerrard Road Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria

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Tel: +234 (0) 1 700 0489
Email: info@leavingthetarmac.com

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