Underprivileged students rise to Transguard challenge
Dubai, August 13, 2013
Transguard Group, a Dubai-based facility management company, has hired two students from the company’s programme to help disadvantaged Indian youth.
As part of Transguard’s efforts to give them a professional head start, the students – Goutham Ganesh and Nelson Francis Xavier – will work in full-time roles.
Ganesh has joined the human resources team in an administrative assistant role while Xavier will take on the responsibilities as an internal management system coordinator.
The intake follows Transguard’s partnership with the Christel House School, which supports underprivileged children, gives talented youth a chance to forge successful careers within the company through a two-year in-house vocational training scheme.
“Through this initiative our aim is to help disadvantaged youth break the cycle of poverty and give them an opportunity to build a career in one of the region’s most exciting industry sectors,” said John Nolan, deputy managing director, Transguard Group.
“Transguard is fully committed to this project and naturally we are extremely pleased to welcome Goutham Ganesh and Nelson Francis Xavier to the team on a permanent basis. Their hard work over the last 24 months, exemplifies their personal determination to carve out a professional career and by doing so, build a better life for their families,” he added
The second intake of Christel House trainees have just completed their first year while the third series will begin their apprenticeship by the end of 2013. Each apprentice is provided with a full-time salary, company accommodation and a structured training and mentoring programme as part of the two-year programme.
“I am so proud that two Christel House graduates have been hired on permanent contracts by Transguard upon completion of their internships. These young men have a bright future ahead and we are very confident they have the skills and character to become highly-valued employees,” said Christel DeHaan, founder, Christel House Academy.
Transguard has been involved with Christel House for the past three years, and continues to sponsor a classroom, providing some 30 children with an education until they reach 18. - TradeArabia News Service