Saudia Cargo and NTCFHM to train 280 Saudis

Mohammed Bushnaq, president, human resources, Saudia Cargo, and Talal Al-Harigi, executive director, NTCFHM, signed the agreement at the International Tourism and Hospitality College in Riyadh.
Updated 20 February 2018
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Saudia Cargo and NTCFHM to train 280 Saudis

Saudia Cargo signed an agreement to train and hire 280 Saudis in collaboration with the National Training Center for Facilities and Hospitality Management (NTCFHM). The center is run by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), under the direct supervision of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC).
The agreement is in line with Saudia Cargo’s Strategic Transformation Plan 2020, launched early 2017, which is also aligned to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 aiming to create job opportunities for Saudis through Saudization.
Mohammed Bushnaq, president, human resources, Saudia Cargo, and Talal Al-Harigi, executive director, NTCFHM, signed the agreement at the International Tourism and Hospitality College in Riyadh. The signing ceremony was attended by TVTC Governor Ahmed Al-Fehaid, Saudia Cargo CEO Omar Talal Hariri and NTCFHM Chairman Mohammed Al-Shammary.
Trainees will study fields of cargo and logistics such as management of warehouses, equipment, handling of dangerous materials, as well as safety and security aspects and work ethics while they will be exposed to various fields of air freight for a period of six months. Trainees who complete the program will work as operations officer or freight officer at Saudia Cargo. The date of the program commencement will be announced soon.
Saudia Cargo operates flights to over 225 international destinations through 17 international hubs spanning all continents as well as domestic hubs in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. It provides high-quality logistic services, thanks to a dedicated freighter fleet.
It also offers ample capacity on passenger flights and delivers efficient and cost-effective solutions for charter aircraft on international destinations.


VFS Global opens visa application center in Riyadh

Updated 23 September 2018
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VFS Global opens visa application center in Riyadh

VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions, has announced the opening of a UK visa application center in Riyadh, close to the diplomatic quarter.

VFS Global said the new center, which will serve travelers to the UK and Australia, is equipped to handle more visa applicants conveniently with increased seating capacity and ample parking space, while also offering ancillary travel services within the premises for a seamless customer experience.

Officially inaugurating the center, Ambassador of the UK to Saudi Arabia Simon Collis said: “‘Our customers in Saudi Arabia are extremely important to us, and we continually look for new and innovative ways to improve the visa service we offer, both to Saudi nationals and local residents. We offer an excellent visa service for those who choose to apply for a UK visa. 

For Saudi nationals, the average processing time for non-settlement visas is less than five days. Whether speed, convenience or comfort is the priority, we hope that this new VAC — and indeed the visa services available across the whole of Saudi Arabia — provide our customers with a Great British welcome from the very start of their journey to the UK.”

The new center is located at 2591, Al-Hada District, besides Courtyard Marriott Hotel and close to Ritz Carlton, Riyadh. Visa applicants to the UK and Australia can access details on visa application procedures at www.vfsglobal.co.uk/sa/en

Located on the Makkah Road, the center is also well-connected to the city center and other neighboring towns.

Vinay Malhotra, regional group COO for Middle East, South Asia and China, VFS Global, said: “The new standalone center has been designed with a view to provide a comprehensive experience to applicants in terms of visa processing and accessing necessary travel services under one canopy. The UK continues to remain a popular destination for tourism, business and student visitors from Saudi Arabia. The latest visa figures show that over 130,000 Saudi nationals were issued a UK visa in the last year.We are confident that the new center for the UK and Australia visa applicants will provide enhanced convenience and ensure customer delight.”

Managed by professionals, the center also offers the comfort of a Premium Lounge for more personalized service as optional service.