Bahrain Bay launches Graduate Programme
Manama, October 10, 2007
Bahrain Bay Development has launched its Graduate Engineer Programme.
Every year, Bahrain Bay will sponsor graduate engineers to undergo an intensive 12- month programme to ensure each graduate develops a broad range of business, technical and personal skills that will provide the foundation for further professional qualifications in pursuit of their engineering careers, said a Bay official.
The first graduates to undertake the programme are Bahrainis Ebtisam Saleh Ahmed and Muna A Latif Abdulla, both trainee engineers from the Ministry of Works and Housing.
The programme is open to all Bahraini nationals aged between 21 and 35 and will be offered to three to five civil engineering graduates each year who meet the programme requirements.
Selected graduates will be an integral part of Bahrain Bay from day one of the programme. Working beside the best in the business, the graduates will contribute to new initiatives that will shape the future of Bahrain Bay and the industry as a whole.
During the course of the progamme, the graduates will receive continuous development as well as the opportunity to work towards a professional qualification with support from Bahrain Bay's senior management.
Graduates will be closely monitored throughout the programme, with monthly assessments conducted by placement managers to track development and objectives achievement.
The programme is based around placement rotations, allowing the graduates to gain a wealth of experience in different areas, as well as on exciting and real life projects where they will be able to see the difference they have made through their contributions.
Extensive specialised training will also be offered as part of the rotations, to suit the graduates' development needs and mechanical engineering or professional interests.
The graduates will work with some of the industry's leading companies including Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill, the New York-based master planner and architectural designer for Bahrain Bay; Atkins, one of the worlds leading providers of professional, technology-based consultancy and support services and Dalkia, the global energy company.
'We see our Graduate Engineer Programme as part of Bahrain Bay's socially responsible investment into its community. By taking on graduates each year and mentoring them through an intensive rotation programme, we aim to develop what they've learnt in the class room and apply their knowledge to practical implementation,' said CEO of Bahrain Bay Bob Vincent.
'We fully expect our graduates to contribute to the success of Bahrain Bay and through this process we want them to gain technical skills and to develop personally so they can contribute to Bahrain's bright future,' he added.- TradeArabia News Service
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