Omzest launches new recruitment drive
Muscat, March 1, 2010
Omar Zawawi Establishment (Omzest), a Oman-based business group, has announced the launch of a special management training program - Zawawi Executive Service (ZES) 'to recruit and retain the best young Omani talent.'
The selection for the brightest Omani talent will be through a four stage process with initial screening based on academic performance in their chosen disciplines of graduation, followed by an aptitude test, group discussion and finally though a personal interview, said a Omzest statement.
If chosen, the selected trainees will form a part of Omzest’s future business managers, the statement added.
The companies taking part in the program include Amiantit Oman, Areej Vegetable Oils & Derivatives, National Heaters Industries Companies, Reem Batteries & Power Appliances Company and Sadolin Paints Oman.
“This initiative provides a unique opportunity for Omani graduates who aspire to build a long term career in sales and marketing, finance, HR and administration, purchase and commercial, and operations to join Omzest on a structured development program," MM Khan, general manager, Sadolin Paints Oman.
"We are committed to developing our pool of Omani talent. With a constant flow of graduates coming into Omzest, we will be able to build and sustain a strong talent base and simultaneously support the Government’s ambition of transforming Oman into a knowledge-based economy," Khan said.
On successful completion of the training program, the management trainees will be suitably employed in participating companies, based on their aptitude and interest as well as performance during the training program.
"The program is targeted at Omani Engineering / Science / Management / Commerce / Arts (fresh or with maximum two years experience) graduates having good communication skills, a winning attitude, quick learning faculties and good analytical capabilities," Khan noted.
Salem Bortmany, deputy general manager, Areej Vegetable Oils & Derivatives, said Omzest’s main goal has always been to attract highly talented people to work for them and to provide them with a platform to excel.
"The ZES will offer Omani graduate recruits a comprehensive training program. It will also encourage open minds, original thinking, diversity and ambition – the key attributes which we seek in our future leaders at Omzest," he added.
C N Rao Rane, chief executive officer, Amiantit Oman, Prem Maker, executive director, Areej Vegetable Oils & Derivatives, Mohandas, chief executive officer, National Heaters Industries and S Gopalan, chief executive officer, Reem Batteries & Power Appliances Company took part.-TradeArabia News Service