The Company invested approximately RM2 million a year for PROTÉGÉ programme

PUTRAJAYA, 21 March 2019 – Duopharma Biotech Berhad (formerly known as CCM Duopharma Biotech Berhad) (“Duopharma Biotech”) is committed to provide on-the-job training placements for graduates under the government’s Professional Training and Education for Growing Entrepreneurs (PROTÉGÉ) programme.

As one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical companies, Duopharma Biotech is committed to continue to groom and prepare young talents in developing their skills while broadening their experience and knowledge for their continued professional growth. The company focuses on graduates with backgrounds in specific fields such as pharmaceutical, production planning, warehouse, sales and marketing, chemistry and biotechnology.

PROTÉGÉ (previously known as SL1M), under the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development, through PROTÉGÉ Ready-To-Work (RTW) programme helps graduates enhance their employability by giving them the opportunity to gain appropriate working experience as well as empowering them with entrepreneurship skills.

“It is our responsibility to ensure the young talents are ready to join the country’s workforce today. Hence, we always strive to expose our trainees with real job situations which will ultimately add value to their career journey. For instance, we place them in critical business sections, such as Manufacturing, Research & Development, Sales & Marketing and Management under our supervision,” said Group Managing Director Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar during the PROTÉGÉ closing ceremony.

“As our strategic partner, I commend Duopharma for their exemplary commitment to providing opportunities to graduates to undergo a more intensive on-the-job training. PROTÉGÉ is not just open to graduates, but also those from the low-income group and the rural areas including those who seek out entrepreneurship training,” said Datuk Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi, Secretary General, Ministry of Entrepreneur Development.

Just like a normal recruiting process, PROTÉGÉ trainees at Duopharma Biotech had to go through rigorous interview sessions before being accepted. Duopharma Biotech has had a long history of providing opportunities and on-the-job-training experience since 2013.