Qapco Open Day focus on national talent
Doha, July 7, 2014
Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), a pioneer in petrochemical production, recently hosted its first Open Day to attract talented national youth and experienced professionals, either through its scholarship programmes or as direct hires.
The event, held under the slogan "We want you with us”, presented some of the various and rewarding opportunities offered by Qapco for career development.
In addition, to further boost industry and academia collaboration and to provide information and advice to students about the latest academic programmes offered in Qatar, key representatives from Qatar University and Texas A&M at Qatar (TAMUQ) were also present at the event.
More than 460 Qataris complying with the recruitment specifications stated by the company visited the Qapco Open Day.
Dr Mohammed Youssef Al Mulla, vice chairman and CEO of Qapco, said: “Qapco Open Day’s impressive attendance illustrates that inspiring scholarships and stimulating careers motivate our talented younger generation. Looking at the caliber and determination of the candidates who visited us today, I believe the future of our industry is promising.”
“I am very impressed by the interest generated by technical positions in Qapco in the fields of science, engineering, chemistry and research. Those disciplines are the core of our industry and are vital for the successful evolution of the sector. It is our role to support students interested by those scientific areas and to offer rewarding jobs in those particular fields,” he added.
Dr Rashid Al Amarri, dean of the College of Engineering at Qatar University, said: “There is no doubt that our participation in the Qapco Recruitment and Scholarship Day will have tangible benefits for the students interested in scientific studies and aiming to join Qapco. Indeed, the academic programs we presented at the event are very much aligned with some of the most important requirements and positions offered by Qapco.”
During the Qapco Open Day, the attendees had the chance to speak directly to experienced Qapco Human Resources staff as well as being interviewed by relevant technical department managers.
Abdulla Najji, learning and development manager at Qapco said: “As one of the fastest growing segment of Qatar’s workforce, women are a strategic priority for employment. Qapco is also reaching out further than ever to support its current female employees and to provide opportunities for women to succeed at Qapco.”
“Since 2010, the number of women employed at Qapco has increased by 72 per cent. Our aspiration to remain an employer of choice in Qatar will challenge us to ensure that we are exceeding the expectations of our employees and supporting their success professionally and socially,” Najji added. – TradeArabia News Service