Milaha has launched its 2016 training programme which targets Qatari university students currently enrolled in universities in Qatar and abroad and pursuing maritime, engineering, finance, and business administration-related majors.

The 14 students, who will be taking part in this year’s programme, were introduced to Milaha through the various job fairs and outreach initiatives that the company has recently launched or participated in as part of its ongoing Qatarisation drive and engagement with the local community.

Milaha’s President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said: “We are excited to welcome 14 Qatari students onboard this year and we wish them success in this immersive experience that will ultimately help them with their future careers. Based on feedback from previous years, our team has worked hard to further improve the programme in order to maximize the benefit that the students can gain from it. I would like to thank Milaha’s Board and Management for their continuous emphasis on the importance of investing in the education and work experience of Qatari students in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.”

Qatari students who had already participated in the programme with Milaha earlier this year, shared their thoughts on the positive experience with Milaha. One of these students, Al-Anood Al-Muftah from Carnegie Mellon University, said: “I would like to thank all my supervisors for such a comprehensive training. Thanks to this program, I became acquainted with being in a real work environment, which is very important for students to experience at an early stage as it helps them prepare for the future.”

Sarah Ahmad Al-Mansouri, from the College of the North Atlantic Qatar, said: “Through this training, I gained a lot of practical expertise in my field, which is Human Resources. I would like to thank all the Milaha staff for their keen interest in my professional development during the training, which will undoubtedly be a cornerstone in my future career.”

The training programme at Milaha is held annually in January, April, June, and July, and allows Qatari students to experience working across Milaha’s maritime and logistics businesses, including port services, shipping agencies and other local operations of the company, based on their majors. The programme aims to provide students with a practical experience that complements their theoretical education, under the supervision of highly-qualified Milaha staff. The programme lasts 4-8 weeks according to the requirements of the school or college each student belongs to, or based on the interns’ requests and projects.