SAP enlists 40 for Mena programme
Dubai, September 18, 2012
Leading business software company, SAP, underlined its dedication to up-skilling youth and creating employment in Mena’s IT sector by enlisting 40 recruits to its Mena field services - young professionals programme (YPP).
The group welcomed to the two-year programme at SAP’s offices in Cairo and Riyadh, followed an intensive selection process that entailed seeing off stiff competition from over 600 applications nominated by top universities and employers, as well as undergoing a series of interviews and multifaceted aptitude tests.
The YPP programme is set to provide students with hands-on training in cutting-edge SAP solutions including enterprise resource planning, mobility, and the in-memory computing trailblazing capabilities of Hana, a statement from SAP said.
They will also gain extensive project experience with SAP partners and customers in order to gain invaluable skills and experience with multi-industry appeal.
The aim of the YPP is to create a pool of technologically articulate consultants with a strong cultural and social understanding of regional idiosyncrasies, a key requirement for SAP as it seeks to ramp up the localisation process of its solutions as a part of an ambitious four year additional investment plan to up-skill local talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Mena.
“We are delighted to welcome these talented students and young professionals to the YPP Program,” said Sam Alkharrat, managing director, SAP Mena.
“This is the start of an exciting journey where they acquire skills and knowledge that will last a lifetime, and hopefully help us to markedly enhance our services and overall ecosystem. From our own business perspective, there is no doubt that in order to flourish, evolve and make the best possible impact in Egypt, we need to focus on building capacity among its talented youngsters.”
“Ultimately, these are people that will not only fuel every aspect of our company - from services and ecosystem capacity to profitability and continued innovation – but they also have the potential make their own country run in a better, more sustainable manner,” Alkharrat concluded. – TradeArabia News Service