Following the successful completion of the first edition of VIVA’s Graduate Development Program (GDP), the telecom operator has launched the second edition of its training initiative which focuses on the development of Bahraini human capital. This strategic initiative, introduced at ‘The Second Exhibition for Women and Labor – Opportunities and Choices’, has benefitted many talented graduates who are now full-time members of the VIVA Bahrain team.
This year, in addition to VIVA’s GDP, the company will be showcasing at the job fair over 60 job opportunities and internships openings across the company’s retail and call centre units. Visitors to the exhibition are welcomed to visit VIVA Bahrain stand and learn more about the wide range of opportunities available for them.
Executed over a span of 12-months, the programme incorporates professional and technical training through a range of learning resources, advanced IT tools combined with work-related projects and assignments. Graduates benefit from real-time exposure of working in various departments including Human Resources, Technology, Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Commercial.
Upon completion of the program, trainees with exceptional on-the-job performance and skills qualify for an internal career opportunity within VIVA and are offered placements through the normal selection process.
Commenting on the launch of the program, Eng. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, VIVA CEO said, “The GDP is an opportunity for us to help build the future of Bahrain by investing in local talent. With a focus on the development of communication technology, we aim to create an environment for our young graduates where they can learn, grow, thrive and be a part of this phenomenal company that’s transforming the present and shaping the future of communications.”
Adding further, Eng. Al Wetaid commented, “Our first generation of GDP members have been offered a rewarding career at VIVA and this year we are seeking additional top-class graduates to explore career opportunities with us.”
Through its first Graduate Development Program, VIVA has provided over 20,000 hours of internships and additionally, 800 hours of training to each member of the GDP program together with on-the-job experience.
Interested graduates can either visit VIVA’s stand at ‘The Second Exhibition for Women and Labor – Opportunities and Choices’ event or visit its website, careers.viva.com.bh/jobfair to get more information on the Graduate Development Program.