The Effect of Learning and Development on Employees’ Career Development in NNPC

Egbuta, Olive U.


The study examine investigate the effect of learning and development practices on employee career development in NNPC. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the research consisted of 9,024 top level, middle level and lower level management (Supervisors) staff of the NNPC who has spent more than 5years in the organization and have up to 5 years before retirement age of 60 years and sample size of 1,960 was derived using Slovin formula and purposive sampling procedure. Structured questionnaire with a six point modified Likert- Scale was administered with a 74.6% response rate (926) copies of the questionnaires came correctly and were used for the study. The obtained from the questionnaire was analyzed quantitatively using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results revealed that learning and development have a significant effect in employee career development in NNPC. The also revealed that that learning and development policy satisfies the career development needs of the employees of the Corporation. But, there is no established career path for every employee and professional groups in NNPC. The study concludes that learning and development practices have significant effect on Employee Career Development in NNPC. The study recommended that NNPC should improve and expand their training programmes for employees by encouraging more employees’ participation and free flow of information to enable all the staff aware of the Learning and development programme available both locally and internationally.

Keywords: Learning and development practice, Employees career development, NNPC, Corporations, Nigeria

DOI: 10.7176/JRDM/56-05

Publication date:June 30th 2019

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