RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is on a major talent hunting drive in the UK for young Qatari engineers aspiring to make a career in the energy sector. The company was engaged in several recruitment related activities in the UK during the last few days.
As part of the programme, RasGas participated in the 7th Annual Career Fair for Qatari students in the UK in London on 21st and 22nd February. Established in 2007, the fair has attracted scores of Qatari students over the years.
There are over 1,000 Qatari students enrolled in university programmes in the UK, 54 of whom are RasGas sponsored scholars and 13 are RasGas employees undergoing specific educational courses. The 2014 fair provided RasGas with a platform to introduce students to the wide array of career opportunities, scholarships and internship programmes provided by RasGas.
“RasGas is delighted to take part in the UK Career Fair for the seventh consecutive year. The event provides us with an opportunity to not only connect with Qatari students studying abroad but also to attract the highest calibre of engineering graduates for scholarships at RasGas. We also utilised the occasion to showcase the quality of our current students by inviting them to make presentations in the fair,” said Erhama Al-Kaabi, RasGas Chief Employee Development and Welfare Officer.
“Our ongoing recruitment programme is a testament to our commitment to fully support Qatar’s national development strategy with specific emphasis on nurturing and supporting our national talent, as set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030,” Al-Kaabi added.
“In addition to participating in the UK Career Fair, we also visited universities to meet with our students and their academic advisors to foster a strong partnership with students, universities and RasGas. The visits provided RasGas with the opportunity to not only measure existing student progress but also network and discuss further programme improvement initiatives,” he said.
RasGas was one of the first Qatari companies to participate in the UK Career Fair and has since recruited many Qatari overseas students. Committed to a long term quality Qatarization programme, RasGas has currently over 35% of Qataris in its workforce, and is looking to raise that to about 50% by 2022.
Ismail Peedika Parambil
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