BAE Systems Saudi Arabia places a significant emphasis on human capital recruitment and development and regularly participates in related events within the kingdom. Recently however the Company sponsored a UK Career Day organised by the Saudi Cultural Attaché and held under the auspices of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador UK.
Participating as a Platinum Sponsor, Andy Carr, CEO Saudi Arabia visited the event alongside several of our Saudi Arabia team including members from Government Relations, Communications, HR and Recruitment who travelled to London to engage with the students and the Saudi Arabian officials.
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia already provides a comprehensive package focusing on recruiting and training young Saudis in line Vision 2030, which seeks to pave the way for increasingly employing Saudis, developing their skills and enriching their knowledge. The UK Career Day is in keeping with this support and our efforts to attract graduates of higher learning institutions.
The team showcased the various employment and training opportunities available for graduates and looked to inform them on the nature of its work and the various activities we undertake. Three of our HR specialists organised and delivered a workshop themed “How to Apply for a Job”.
Maabar Al-Awaji, VP Human Resources, Abdulrahman Al-Muamar, Director of HR Services, and Mohammed Al-Shareef, Diversity and Inclusion Representative, also participated in a seminar during the exhibition. They highlighted BAE Systems Saudi Arabia’s efforts in areas including Saudization and career development.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Maqshi, Saudi Cultural Attaché in the UK, and Saud Al-Hamdan, Deputy Head of the Saudi Mission in the UK, paid a visit to our stand where they were briefed on the Company’s activities and Saudization accomplishments, as well as available employment opportunities.
Maabar Al-Awaji, VP Human Resources, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, said: “BAE Systems firmly believes that its future lies here. These gatherings provide a major opportunity for us, especially as we are a global company keen on appealing to outstanding Saudi talents. Our subsequent goal is to provide training to this pool of talented Saudi men and women and hone their skills in order to enable them serve their country and play a role in supporting the Saudi manufacturing sector.”
He added: “The visit of the Cultural Attaché was very encouraging and he was impressed with our achievements and our Saudisation track record.”
We are one of the largest employer of Saudis among multinationals operating in Saudi Arabia, currently with a Saudisation rate of more than 72%. By 2030, the company aims to reach its 90% Saudisation rate target.