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Virtual Assistant

At ALX we continuously develop programmes to provide talent with the digital skills to accelerate their careers in the world of Tech.

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8 weeks at
40-50 hours / week



Programme fees waived for 2022

Be the Person Every Influential Business Leader Needs

Every business leader needs someone who can increase their productivity. Do you wonder how Elon Musk achieves so much? One of his secrets is Mary Beth Brown, who served as his assistant for 12 years. Similarly, Mark Zuckerburg had Anikka Fragodt as his right hand woman for 7 years. As a VA, you can collaborate with inspiring startup founders and rising business executives to drive impact and make a name for yourself.

As a Virtual Assistant, you get an exclusive window into what it takes to build or lead a game-changing venture. You’ll also find an influential mentor who can unlock opportunities for the rest of your career.

Gain Skills That Will Turbo-Charge Your Career

So you’ve graduated from university. Now you need some real world experience. By working closely with a successful founder or manager in an established company, you will learn…

  • Critical skills for any job you will ever do; project management, research, operations, data analysis, upward management and teamwork
  • How business is done through first hand experience and exposure of decision making, prioritisation, time and pressure management.
  • Perfected communication skills in presentations, speeches and emails
  • Basics of digital marketing as you support leaders navigate the online and social landscape
  • Relationship building through close interaction with an influential manager who can open future doors for you
  • Create a reputation as a doer, setting yourself apart from the competition for the rest of your career

Learn About The Perks Of Being A Virtual Assistant

Still wondering just how important this role is? Read this post from our Founder Fred Swaniker about how his assistant Hope accelerates his impact. Or read this post from Prudence, a former assistant about ‘The Perks of being a virtual assistant’

Programme Requirements

  • Between 18-34 years of age
  • Commit to 8 weeks, 40-50 hours/week
  • Access to a PC/Mac with Microsoft Suite 2016 or newer
  • Stable internet connection
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Originally from the African continent


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