Fast Track 15

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Background

Fast Track 15 is the internship program launched by Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) in 2010 reportedly to provide ‘summer internship programmes’ for undergraduates from “diverse areas of business” (Image 1). The internship is provided to 15 selected interns in collaboration with different industrial partners. The different industry categories of internships offered are: Leisure, Plantations, Real Estate, Consumer Foods and Retail, Information Technology, Banking, Finance, Transportation and Manufacturing. Year 2017 marked the 7th Fast Track 15.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Image 1: JKH website reporting Fast Track 15[7]

Partners

Different institutions which partnered with CTC in Fast Track 15 as of 2017 are mentioned below with the partnered years:

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

HSBC Sri Lanka

John Keels Holdings (JKH)

Media Coverage

Fast Track 15 received wide positive media coverage since its initiation as reflected by the headlines in the examples below:

Daily News

  • 2012 - JKH, CTC, HSBC ‘Fast Track 15’ Internship Programme[5]

The Island

  • 2012 – Three top companies continue fast track internships for second year[2]
  • 2017 - ‘Fast Track 15’ Sri Lanka’s premier internship programme[6]

Daily FT

  • 2014 - Rewarding internships with Fast Track 15[3]
  • 2015 - Fat Track 15 gives impetus to young talented undergraduates[4]

Ceylon today

  • 2016 - CTC Fast Track 15 – Nurturing business talent annually[9]

Sunday Times

  • 2017 - ‘Fast Track 15’ Sri Lanka’s premier internship programme now in its 7th consecutive year[1]

Tobacco Unmasked Resources

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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Business Times. Sri Lanka’s premier internship programme now in its 7th consecutive year, 07 May 2017, accessed May 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Island. ‘Fast Track 15’ Sri Lanka’s premier Internship Programme, 05 May 2017, accessed May 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Daily FT. Fast Track 15 gives impetus to young talented undergraduates, 15 May 2015, accessed May 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Daily FT. Rewarding internships with Fast Track 15 02 May 2014, accessed May 2017
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Daily news. [1] 12 September 2012, accessed May 2017
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The Island. [‘Fast Track 15’ Sri Lanka’s premier internship programme, 05 May 2017, accessed May 2017
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 John Keells Group website. Fast Track 15, undated, accessed December 2017
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sunday Observer. 'Fast Track 15' Internship program 23 September 2012, accessed May 2017
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Ceylon today. CTC Fast Track 15 – Nurturing business talent annually, 18 October 2016, accessed May 2017