Zamil provides on-the-job training for graduates

Updated 17 November 2013
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Zamil provides on-the-job training for graduates

Zamil Industrial has recently welcomed the participation of a group of university and college students in the company’s training opportunity programs.
The Director of Corporate Human Resources, Yaser Al-Saeed, said that the HR department provided on-the-job training opportunities for 35 male and five female graduates from the Kingdom’s top universities and technical colleges as part of the company’s annual cooperative training programs.
Students from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, the Technical Trainers College in Riyadh, Dammam College of Technology, Jubail Industrial College and Jazan University have participated in the programs.
Al-Saeed said, “To take maximum advantage of these valuable learning opportunities, the trainees were distributed among various departments according to their specialty.”
“Students worked in the production, engineering, sales and marketing, information technology, and finance departments at Zamil Steel and Zamil Air Conditioners.”
Programs ranging in length from two months to seven months for the cooperative university students.
He said that, the HR department coordinated in advance with various Zamil Industrial businesses to arrange appropriate project assignments and provided complete guidance and support for the trainees throughout their training sessions.
“Each university student receives SR2,000 per month stipend, while college students are given SR1,000 per month as an incentive to actively participate in the training program.”
Al-Saeed said, “The comprehensive programs provided trainees with ample opportunities to develop and sharpen vital skills, such as communication, creative thinking and problem solving, planning, time management, analytical skills, and teamwork.”
He also said that students were encouraged to develop a positive work ethic, learn new skills in their specialized fields of study and interact with multinational professional employees of the company while gaining confidence in dealing with various work-related situations.


Saudi port ‘most advanced’

Updated 21 April 2018
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Saudi port ‘most advanced’

King Abdullah Port has concluded its participation in the Global Infrastructure Congress by winning an award for the most advanced port. The award was presented during the closing ceremony of the conference, which was recently held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel. The event was held under the patronage of UAE’s Minister of Infrastructure Development Abdullah B. Al-Nuaimi, and in partnership with the Federal Transport Authority — Land and Maritime and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program.
Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “The award represents a culmination of the port’s efforts in realizing Vision 2030 as a key player in the maritime shipping and logistics sector.” He extended his thanks and appreciation to Al-Nuaimi for “the valuable award, which reflects the status the port has reached after only five years of operation.”
The award came in recognition of the port’s efforts in innovating new, distinguished practices in the port sector, in addition to providing world-class ideas, initiatives and projects that contribute to empowering and delivering sustainable and ready-to-use infrastructure solutions. It was announced that King Abdullah Port had won among more than 100 participants.
King Abdullah Port also participated in the Port and Marine Infrastructure Forum, which was attended by representatives from ministries, port authorities, private sector developers, and industry actors. Qutub delivered a detailed presentation on the port’s latest developments in regards to infrastructure and operations during a session titled “Global Perspectives and Best Practices.”
As of the end of 2017, King Abdullah Port has become the second-largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling, and it was recently ranked the eighth fastest-growing port in the world in 2017, according to Alphaliner, the global leader in analyzing maritime transport data, port capabilities and the future of vessels and shipping route development.