Cisco launches internship programme in UAE
Dubai, July 13, 2014
Cisco has launched its annual university undergraduate internship programme in the UAE, which is designed to help boost the job skills and employability of young talent.
The departments at Cisco, which will be open to interns to gain work experience, will include sales, engineering, finance, human resources, business operations and marketing, said a statement.
The candidates will join Cisco on assignment for a period between 3 and 12 months, depending on their university timetable and the hiring manager’s needs, following a rigorous recruitment and selection process, it said.
The criteria for consideration will be that students must be enrolled at an accredited university and actively pursuing an undergraduate degree course during their period of internship.
Toneya Sarwar, human resources manager in the Middle East, Cisco, said: “Across the Middle East, and especially the UAE, there is a strong demand for young talent, to drive innovation and creativity, especially in the ICT sector.
“Our internship programme will give students in the UAE the opportunity to dive right into exciting technology-related and non- technology related projects in order to gain the skills needed to successfully enter the job force.”
“A large proportion of our interns advance to long-term careers at Cisco, and we are particularly committed to diversity in supporting local talent and increasing the number of women in the workforce. We are also working with universities to identify high-potential young talent who can become Cisco brand ambassadors of the future,” Sarwar added. - TradeArabia News Service