Savola holds workshop for trainees
Jeddah, January 3, 2013
The Savola Group recently held a communications workshop for 40 management trainees who joined the company in 2012, to develop them to become future leaders and executives within the group.
This is as part of the company’s management trainees’ programme, a statement from Savola said.
Led by Dr Abdulraouf Mannaa, group managing director, who opened the workshop, attendees included employees from the three core sectors - the food sector (oils, sugar and pasta), the retail sector (Azizia Panda hypermarkets and supermarkets), the plastics sector, and headquarters.
The workshop featured ‘Brainwave’, a special group interactive session dividing the participants in groups and tasking them to come up with as many as ideas and concepts as possible to improve communications in the workplace as well as enhancing communications within Savola Group.
The Savola Group management trainees programme is a forward-thinking programme that takes fresh university graduates and trains them in preparation to become future leaders and executives within the group, the statement said.
Aimed at giving the trainees in-depth knowledge and expertise about The Savola Group and its various subsidiaries, the one-year program entails soft skills in various management disciplines and technical skills.
Components include training, coaching, job shadowing, mentoring and job rotation as well as an introduction on The Savola Group Culture comprising its ethics and values programme, it said. The management trainees are assessed at the end of the programme based on professional pre-determined key performance indicators.
Built on four key pillars, it includes 30 training modules broken down into a management training module and a technical training module. The 90-day programme includes induction, seminars, assessment, evaluation and quarterly feedback, as well as a 21-week period for on-the-job training and is supported with tools to aid the learning process including a special training pack consisting of a management trainee booklet and other materials supplemented by an e-learning portal with a series of assessment programmes and tools. – TradeArabia News Service
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