Nestle course success for Saudi graduates



JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS

Published — Thursday 29 August 2013

Last update 29 August 2013 6:08 am

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Ten young Saudi women, recent graduates in science disciplines from Saudi universities, recently completed an intensive four-week skills development and alignment program with the Nestle Center of Excellence — Nutrition Development Program.
The graduates, in the fields of pharmacology, biology and chemistry, enrolled onto the program that both focused on the subject of infant nutrition and of important supplementary skills that aimed to develop commercial and technical skills useful in the company environment.
Roger Meguerdichian Nestle, country manager for Saudi Arabia, was very optimistic about the results of the project.
“We had a high quality of candidates applying for and completing the program, and we were able to build on both their knowledge and aptitude and equip them with essential commercial skills required in today’s marketplace,” he said.
“These young women I am sure will turn out to be model corporate citizens, one of our core aims, and make a valuable contribution to both the people they will interact with and the company they represent.”
The innovative course included “soft” skills as well as the core area of infant nutrition. The program featured public and one-to-one presentation skills, as well as training on the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ and business etiquette.
“Communicating efficiently and effectively and in a way familiar to both business and individual clients is central to building relationships and business,” said Meguerdichian. “I feel we have something of a success story here in these very capable young ladies.”
The program, which began on June 8 and concluded July 3, included trainees practicing the role of a medical delegate as part of on the job experience, which saw them making field visits to doctors in hospitals, clinics and medical centers.
The trainees received their graduating certificates on July 3.
Nestle Saudi will be offering job opportunities to around 40 percent of the participants of the Nutrition Development Program. The positions and role of the new employees will focus mainly in the field of nutrition.
“The balance of the graduates will be valuable additions to any commercial organization they join and we are proud to have made an additional small contribution to the promising female workforce in Saudi Arabia as part of our commitment to the kingdom and our belief in its future” Meguerdichian added.

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