BAE Systems Saudi Arabia participated in a Careers Fair that coincided with the graduation of the fourth intake of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Scholarship Programme in the US.
The event was held over a period of three days in Maryland, US, under the patronage of Dr. Khaled Al Angary, Minster of Higher Education, and His Excellency Adel Al Jubair, Saudi Ambassador to the US. The event was inaugurated on their behalf by Dr. Mohammed Al Omar, Cultural Attaché Assistant for Academic Affairs.
The Company welcomed Saudi students currently participating in the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Scholarship Programme the US, who will graduate later this year and who are 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.
Abdulaziz Al Humaidhi, Head of Recruitment, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, 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 explained that the graduates of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Scholarship Programme are highly sought by all companies operating within the Kingdom. This is attributable to their excellent academic achievements and their exposure to a variety of cultures, enabling them to work within multinational workplaces.
“One of the foundation stones of the Company is the attraction of well-educated, local talent, stemming from our firm belief in the importance of establishing a local employee base. We provide 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” added Abdulaziz.
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