GE highlights job and overseas opportunities for Saudi graduates

GE highlights job and overseas opportunities for Saudi graduates

May 08, 2012 at 05:05am

GE at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Career Fair

In its quest to nurture the best talent in Saudi Arabia, at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Career Fair (KFUPM) being held in Dahran, GE is highlighting rewarding job opportunities for fresh Saudi nationals graduates. In addition to job opportunities, GE will select five senior students for their Co-op Program that aims at providing talented young Saudis the opportunity to work at GE’s facilities in the US. The King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Career Fair (KFUPM) runs till May 9.

Through the Co-op Program, GE Saudi will identify students from four key disciplines – electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and finance. Last year in February GE selected five students for the program who are now training at GE’s facilities in Austria and Germany. The program enables Saudi students to acquire cutting edge competencies by working with world-class facilities under the mentorship of accomplished professionals.

GE has signed a number of agreements with leading academic and educational institutes led by KFUPM and are currently developing the Kingdom’s first such Fuel Research Center in partnership with KFUPM. GE’s diverse businesses in the Kingdom are aligned to address pressing requirements as well as support the development plan outlined for Saudi Arabia in the Government’s Vision 2020.

This commitment of GE to empower Saudi youth with advanced technical and job skills builds on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the company last year with KFUPM to extend educational scholarships to 30 students of the university. Subsequently, GE has announced 30 additional educational scholarships to be provided exclusively to female students from various Saudi universities. In all, GE is providing annual scholarships of over SAR 22 million that will benefit 60 Saudi students.

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