Top 10 Nigerian Companies That Pay IT Students

In Nigeria, undergraduate students of tertiary institutions get the opportunity to acquire industrial skills and experience in their respective courses of study before graduation by being attached to a company in their chosen field for some months. It is the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme or Industrial Training (IT) that offers undergraduates the opportunity to gain invaluable industry experience and even get paid. In this article, we’ll discuss the top 10 Nigerian companies that pay IT students in Nigeria. Read on.  


The top 10 Nigerian companies that pay IT Top 10 Nigerian Companies That Pay IT Studentsstudents, in Nigeria would be discussed below: 

  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC accepts students in selected disciplines of tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the NNPC Undergraduate Internship Program where the IT students receive extensive training, coaching and mentorship in their selected area of speciality. The internship program lasts four to six months, providing students with the opportunity to gain the necessary skills to succeed in the job and be employable. In addition to receiving extensive training in either Warri Refining & Petroleum Chemical Company Limited, Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited, or Kaduna Refining & Petrochemical Company, IT students also enjoy stipends during the duration of the internship program with NNPC.

The eligible disciplines for NNPC Undergraduate Internship include Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental Science,  Basin Modelling, Surveying and Architecture, Petroleum Engineering, Gas Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Marine, Materials/Metallurgical, Pipeline Engineering, Business Administration, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Maritime Management, Purchasing and Supply, Management, Information Systems, Human Resources, Management, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Geography, Public Administration, International Relations/Studies, Mass Communication, English, History, and Law. 

  • Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG)

The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited provides undergraduate students of selected courses the opportunity to develop work-related skills and experience world-class work culture during their Industry Training placement in NLNG. Only successful students who applied online for the internship placement and successfully passed the assessment test that follows are considered for placement in NLNG. IT students who do their SIWES exercise in NLNG are paid monthly stipends for the duration of the Industry Training. 

  • Shell Nigeria

Shell Nigeria accepts undergraduate students in universities and polytechnics in Nigeria with the opportunity to gain valuable insights and skills in their area of specialty during the Shell Undergraduate Internship programme. In addition to putting theories and concepts into practice, working directly with seasoned professionals and building valuable networks and contact for professional development, IT students doing their SIWES exercise in Shell Nigeria also receive a monthly stipend of N40,000 to N50,000 for the duration of the Industrial Training. Only full-time students of tertiary institutions in Engineering, Geoscience,

Finance, Information Technology, Sciences (Pure science, Environmental and Social), Arts and Commercial disciplines are eligible for the Shell Nigeria Undergraduate Industrial Training Programme.

  • Klynveld, Peat, Marwick and Goerdeler (KPMG)

Every year, from June through September, talented undergraduates from all disciplines and courses are presented with the opportunity to gain practical insights into the operational environment of the KPMG through the KPMG Internship Program. Eligible undergraduate students for the KPMG must have an outstanding interim academic record. During the duration of the Industrial Training at KPMG (a minimum of 12 weeks), IT students receive on-the-job training by working on clients’ projects, as well as develop technical skills and experience a vibrant work culture. IT students receive financial compensation during their SIWES placement in KPMG.    

  • Seplat Energy

Seplat Energy is one of the top Nigerian companies that pay IT students. Seplat Energy provides highly motivated undergraduate students undergoing the SIWES exercise with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the energy industry, develop and refine skills, as well as network with experienced professionals.  

  • Nigerian Breweries PLC

The Nigerian Breweries provide full-time students of universities and polytechnics in Nigeria seeking Industrial Training placement in Nigeria’s largest brewery the opportunity to put theories into practice, improve general business skills and build a network base. For the duration of the SIWES programme, Seplat Energy pays the IT students working with the company. 

  • Nigerian Bottling Company 

The Nigerian Bottling Company provides an opportunity for IT students of tertiary institutions to gain industry experience and build a network of professionals through the Coca-Cola SIWES Internship program. The IT students who are part of the Coca-Cola SIWES Internship programme are paid stipends during the duration of Industrial Training. 

  • PriceWaterhouseCooper (PWC) Nigeria 

PWC Nigeria offers qualified undergraduates a challenging opportunity to receive on-the-job training and gain insights into the firm’s service offerings through internship programs designed to equip IT students with relevant industry experience. The duration of the undergraduate internship with PWC Nigeria spans a period of six to twelve months, with the IT students receiving stipends for the entire period.  

  • ExxonMobil Nigeria

ExxonMobil, a world-leading engineering company, operates in Nigeria through two affiliates which are Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited. Nigerian tertiary students in selected courses are eligible to enjoy the opportunity to undergo their SIWES exercise in any of the two upstream affiliates to gain valuable work experience and earn some stipends while at it. 

The Engineering Undergraduate Program of ExxonMobil in Nigeria provides undergraduates in disciplines including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and other related Engineering courses the opportunity to receive on-the-job training, mentoring and coaching to gain invaluable industry experience. Also, the Business Undergraduate Internship Program of ExxonMobil provides undergraduate students in disciplines including Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management with the opportunity to gain invaluable industry experience in a world-leading engineering company. 

  • Microsoft Nigeria

Microsoft Nigeria offers Nigerian undergraduates in Engineering, Computer Sciences and other related fields a great opportunity to receive on-the-job training, boost employability and gain industry experience through the Microsoft Undergraduate Internship Program. Aside from gaining practical insights into the operational environment of Microsoft Nigeria, IT students also get paid stipends, enjoy healthcare services, network with industry professionals and get discounts on Microsoft products and services. 


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