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Qapco focus on Qatari students at career fair

Doha, March 28, 2013

Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), a leading ethylene and low-density polythene (LDPE) producer, aims to attract record number of talented Qatari students at the upcoming Qatar Career Fair 2013.

Qapco is offering Qatari students a number of scholarship and graduate trainee programmes at this year’s fair, running from April 1 to 6 at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha.

“We are expecting a record-breaking turnout of young Qataris at this year’s career fair,” said Qapco’s vice chairman and chief executive officer Dr Mohammed Yousef Al-Mulla.

“Qapco’s objective is to generate interest from Qatari students to participate in our highly regarded scholarship programs, as part of our drive to develop local talent in support of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”

According to the event’s organizers, the fair is aimed at “empowering Qatari youth to take charge of their own future”. Over 125 exhibitors will be joining Qapco at the event, which is the highlight of Qatar’s annual recruitment calendar.

“We offer young Qataris an exciting career path that delivers stimulating challenges alongside world-class training and competitive remuneration,” continued Dr Al-Mulla.

“Our vision in nationalizing our workforce is aligned with Qatar Petroleum’s strategy and the Qatarization plan for the oil & gas sector.

“This vision supports the attraction and recruitment of the maximum number of nationals, in-line with possible input from the local labor market, to extend the maximum support to prepare this talented youth to take over management and leadership roles in the company.”

Student opportunities at Qapco include fully funded undergraduate scholarships, with training and summer internship opportunities in Qatar and overseas. There are also technical and non-technical opportunities for non-student Qatari citizens who are seeking a rewarding and exciting career with the global company.

Qapco’s award-winning Qatarization strategy has resulted in Qatari citizens making up over 30 per cent of the company’s total manpower.

The firm’s chief administration officer (CAO) Rashid Al Sulaiti said: “The career fair provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate that Qapco offers a diverse, dynamic and enjoyable choice for Qatari graduates.”

“People are at the center of everything we do, and are vital to the company’s success and future growth. Our growth plans are ambitious, and we are seeking to recruit the highest caliber of students to ensure that we not only achieve our own plans, but also support the Qatar National Vision 2030,” he added.

Visitors to the careers fair will have the opportunity to speak directly to managers within Qapco, and gain detailed insights into how the company works on a day-to-day basis.

This initiative provides employment seekers with the opportunity to get answers about career prospects from specialists in their field, said Human Resource & Learning manager Nasser Al Hajri.

“Whether they are engineering, science or business graduates, students attending the fair will have the opportunity to speak to a manager who is expert in their discipline and who can provide insights into the realities and benefits of working at Qapco,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service




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