Sohar, September 2015 - As part of its steadfast commitment to developing local talent, Sohar Aluminium (SA) has launched the company’s inaugural Fresh Graduate Programme to give selected high achieving young Omani students an intensive training and may become SA’s future Engineers. The programme is open to Engineering Bachelor degree holders in the disciplines of Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronic, Chemical, Civil, or Computer Science who have completed their education in 2014 or 2015. SA’s existing employees who have recently completed their undergraduate education can equally apply to the programme.
Eng. Said bin Mohammed Al Masoudi, CEO of Sohar Aluminium, said, “We are proud to introduce a course tailor-made for young and ambitious Omanis who are looking for an opportunity to work for one of the Sultanate’s leading organisations. Such initiatives will strengthen the prospects of Omanis in the local industrial sector and train them to compete at global levels. This is the chance of a lifetime for these recent graduates to develop their capabilities, gain an enriched personal experience, and obtain the skills needed for them to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
He added, “The programme will also support the company’s Omanisation efforts, which currently stand at an impressive 73% at all levels.”
The Fresh Graduate Programme was launched with an aim to provide Omani students with on-the-job experience, the chance to be mentored by seasoned professionals and develop into future frontrunners.
SA continues to be a strong supporter of youth empowerment, launching a series of training and development initiatives designed to equip local talent with the skills and know-how to support their growth into proficient professionals. In July, the company also launched the 2015 Summer Students Training Programme (SSTP), welcoming over 60 students from various disciplines, colleges and universities who undertook an intensive 8-week training course to prepare them for successful career and leadership roles.
Formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman, SA is a joint venture between Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi Energy Company PJSC – TAQA, and Rio Tinto Alcan. The company has won global acclaim for its superior, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly methods and technology.