Shopee launches its first trainee program in Brazil

Brazil was the giant's first bet beyond Southeast Asia. It arrived in the country in 2019, only four years after its founding.

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Shopee, Sea Limited‘s e-commerce behemoth based in Singapore, has opened applications for its first trainee program in Brazil. The company will select and develop 20 young talents for areas such as Operations, Commercial, Products, Business Intelligence, Human Resources, Finance, and Marketing.

The program is open to candidates who recently graduated (as of 2019) in any undergraduate and university or college course.

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“Shopee is a company that is growing in Brazil and connecting more and more entrepreneurs and consumers. Given that we have a hyper-localization strategy, we want to train young Brazilians and contribute to the development of professionals in the e-commerce market while increasing our team with promising talents,” said Karina Hartung, responsible for human resources at Shopee Brasil, in a press release.

Interested parties must apply by March 14 through the program page to participate in the selection process.

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The company, which does not reveal the size of its current workforce in Brazil, arrived in the country in 2019, only four years after its founding.

In November, the construction of its distribution center in the country came to light. Brazil was the giant’s first bet beyond Southeast Asia. The company now wants to intensify the dispute with the big local e-commerce, such as Mercado Libre and Magazine Luiza.

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Part of the phenomenon of international marketplaces that have also opened up to local sellers, Shopee is primarily known for its fashion, home appliances, and electronics products. According to Reuters, Shopee already has more local domestic sellers in Brazil than sellers in other countries.

Sea Limited also owns other businesses such as Garena, a developer and publisher of online games, SeaMoney, a financial services provider and digital payments in Southeast Asia.

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