Alba backs Bahrainisation at career event
Manama, April 6, 2010
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), a leading aluminium smelter, took part in the 11th Careers Day held recently by the University of Bahrain (UoB), affirming its support for Bahrainisation.
UoB’s Careers Day has proved to be one of the most effective vehicles for Bahrain’s youth to meet and interact with key professionals in major corporations and also learn about requirements for employment.
“This ongoing participation by Alba – being one of the leading industrial undertakings in Bahrain and a major source of national economy – gives more leverage to the event,” said UoB president Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, who visited Alba’s stand.
“Companies employ large numbers of Bahraini nationals, some of whom have graduated from the University of Bahrain, and they are occupying senior positions,” he added.
“The close cooperation between the two parties in training, scientific research and the great support Alba extends to the national university are all strong bridges that define the deep relations that exist between the two organisations.”
Laurent Schmitt, Alba chief executive, said: “Alba is keen to have an active presence in such important events, which provide university students with knowledge about requirements in the labour market, introduce them to the disciplines that they may choose, and to see how they could meet the needs of different industrial and business sectors in the Kingdom and face the challenges of the future.”
“Alba’s employees have long experience, which they can impart to students at such events, and this is the reason why large number of students visited the stand,” he added.
“They learnt about sending their CVs electronically through the company’s website whenever a new vacancy is announced. This is one of the many ways through which we facilitate easier communication and interaction between the company and those seeking jobs,” Schmitt concluded.
Alba has maintained a strong track record in its Bahrainisation drive, and today, nearly 87 per cent of its employees are Bahrainis, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service