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Supporting Saudisation at the Saudi National Employment Fair in London

The Saudi Ambassador to the UK at the careers fair
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia participated in the Saudi National Employment Fair in London this week

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Under the patronage of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom and Ireland, and in the presence of the Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khaled Bin Muhammad Al-Anqari and a number of officials from the Embassy, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia participated in the Saudi National Employment Fair in London this week.

The Company welcomed Saudi students currently participating in the King Abdullah Scholarship programme and currently studying in the UK, who were interested in working in multinational companies.

Representatives of BAE Systems Saudi Arabia’s Human Resources department and current employees answered questions and enquiries from the students and talked about the career opportunities offered by the Company.

Participating in the Employment Fair was part of the Company’s ongoing efforts in supporting the recruitment, retention, training, development and capability building of Saudis Nationals in various disciplines and roles,

Majid Al-Muzairi, Director HR Centres of Excellence said: “BAE Systems Saudi Arabia takes pride in its commitment towards the employment of the largest possible number of local individuals in various functions across the Company. Currently approximately 60% of our workforce in the Kingdom are Saudi Nationals. These activities earned the Company the Prince Naif Saudisation Award and Best Business Environment for Job Localisation Award in 2011.”

He added: “One of the foundation stones of the company is the attraction of well-educated, local talent. BAE Systems Saudi Arabia endeavours to rely on Saudi Nationals and providing them with training to hone their skills in various areas according to labour market needs. This stems from the company’s firm belief in the importance of establishing a local employee base.”

Communications Director, Monther Tayeb said: “The Company provides a comprehensive approach that supports the training and development of young Saudis in order to help them meet the requirements of the local job market and apply their skills in the Kingdom."

“As a business, we seek to develop and refine employees’ personal and practical skills throughout their time with us to enhance their efficiency and knowledge. To support this, employees who demonstrate the right approach and requisite skills may have an opportunity to move to another BAE Systems location within the Kingdom or within the Company around the world, contributing to the diversity of their experiences and enhance their competencies” added Monther.

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BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, P.O. Box 1732, Riyadh 11441, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 (0)1 445 9100