Milaha launched its summer training program which targets Qatari university students currently enrolled in universities in Qatar and abroad and studying maritime, engineering, finance, and business administration-related majors, in addition to students from Qatar Technical School. The 24 students, who will be taking part in this year’s edition, had been introduced to Milaha through the various job fairs and initiatives that the company recently launched or participated in as part of its effort to engage with the local community and maintain its Qatarisation drive.
Milaha’s President and CEO Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi said: “As Qatar’s first commercially-registered shareholding company, we feel that we have an additional responsibility to set an example to other companies by contributing to our community and becoming an employer of choice that attracts and retains the brightest Qatari talents. One of the ways we give back to our country is ensuring that our young Qatari generation gets the tools, experience, and support it needs to excel. This program is strongly supported by the Chairman of the Board H.E. Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani and the esteemed board members who share the same view on the importance of investing in the education and work experience of Qatari students in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
For her part, Milaha’s Talent Manager Maha Al-Mohannadi said: “We have been actively participating in Qatarisation programs in conjunction with government bodies and this specific program is an excellent opportunity that enables students to define and develop their career path and become assets to the local workforce. We look forward to working closely with these students to help them combine the practical and theoretical aspects of their degrees and research.”
The summer training program at Milaha is held annually in June and July, and allows students to experience working across Milaha’s maritime and logistics businesses including port services, shipping agencies and other operations of the company based on their majors. The program aims to provide students with a practical experience that complements their theoretical education under the supervision of highly-qualified staff. The program lasts 4-8 weeks according to the requirements of the school each student belongs to or based on the interns’ requests and projects.