Once selected, the young professional is offered a five-year renewable contract, in which the first twenty-four months are part of the World Bank YPP curriculum development program. This program is structured according to four key areas: I) professional experience; II) field trips; III) training and IV) coaching and mentoring. The program’s aim is to promote the young professionals’ career development (both technically and competences), facilitate their integration into the World Bank’s work and culture and establish networks.
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In addition, we have developed support and guidance services. These services include revising your WB YPP application documents (essay, curriculum vitae and thesis/dissertation short summaries) and a mock interview as per the World Bank YPP model. Having a mock interview with a professional who has extensive experience and knowledge of the World Bank YPP interview model will help you be better prepared for this phase, greatly increasing your chances of being selected for the desired vacancy.
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Each of the WB YPP’s key areas are explained below: