Thursday, 20 October 2016



Are you a student or a fresh graduate between the ages of 16-25? Smart, ambitious and ready to experience life in the business world? You may just be the #FCMBFlexxtern we are looking for!


An activity of leading Nigerian bank First City Monument Bank (FCMB), the #FCMBFlexxtern is intended to give youthful Nigerians between the ages of 16-25 years a chance to get a 3-month entry level position with FCMB or one of the associations cooperating with the bank on this activity. 

The #FCMBFlexxtern is an online challenge which is being held on the Flexxzone, the select microsite built around FCMB's Flexx recommendation and which plans to give applicable content to the Flexx target audience on an extensive variety of zones, including fashion, lifestyle, entrepreneurship and many more. 

Applicants are required to upload a 45-second video to their YouTube channel with the hashtag #FCMBFlexxtern, clarifying why they ought to be the following Flexxtern, then visit site ‎to submit a link of their video. Open votes represent 40% of the rating, so all candidates are urged to welcome their family and friends to vote in favor of them – the more votes your entrance gets, the higher your odds of winning! Entry Submission to the #FCMBFlexxtern closes on Monday, October 24, 2016. 


Talking about the #FCMBFlexxtern challenge, Divisional Head of Retail Banking, Mr. Olu Akanmu highlighted that the challenge is intended to help youthful Nigerians get skills expected to kick-begin professions in assorted segments of the economy. According ‎to him, "Our youth suggestion is revolved around 3 key columns – Fun, Future and Banking. The #FCMBFlexxtern challenge aligns to the Future column and is a vital route through which Flexxers can gain genuine work experience through a 3-month internship in some of Nigeria's leading companies. We hear so many remarks about Nigerian graduates being "unemployable". In any case, as a Bank, we trust that with the right sort of support, consolation and introduction, our youth have all it takes to have any kind of good effect in business, venture and the corporate world. That is the reason we consider youth empowerment important." 

Additionally remarking on the #FCMBFlexxtern initiative, the Group Head Corporate Affairs of FCMB Mr. Diran Olojo emphasized FCMB's vital concentrate on helping its clients accomplish their fantasies. As per him 

    “What we are doing for youths is the same as what we do for all our customers – giving them the support they need to make their dreams a reality. The #FCMBFlexxtern contest is in line with our focus as a bank and will give these youths the much needed experience of life in the business world. The value of this initiative cannot be quantified in monetary terms. We are happy to champion this cause and provide Nigerian youths viable opportunities to succeed in business and enterprise”. 

FCMB’s Flexx proposition is targeted at young people who are actively seeking platforms which allow them to express their uniqueness, while building skills for financial success. A youth-centric banking product, Flexx is designed to meet the overall financial needs of young people within the age range of 18 and 25 years, where and how they want those needs met. This is summarized in the description of Flexx as “An app. A card. An account”, which gives account holders the freedom to bank on the go using the Flexx Mobile App, as well as access relevant lifestyle and skills-building content.

In addition, with their Flexx card, they can conveniently withdraw cash, make payments online and on Point-of-Sale machines and access exclusive discounts and freebies from Flexx partners. This interesting departure from the common market offering gives the account holder full access to “flexx” (a popular expression which means to “show off”) and the opportunity to express a lifestyle that will be the envy of their peers who do not have Flexx accounts.