Real-World Experience for Saudi Female Engineering Graduates

Real-World Experience for Saudi Female Engineering Graduates

August 28, 2014 at 12:08pm

Working with Effat University — the first university in Saudi Arabia to offer an engineering program to female students — GE is providing on-the-job training to four graduates of the university and an additional training to a female graduate from KAUST. They are receiving practical experience working in the company’s power and water generation, and oil & gas businesses in the Kingdom.

Four of the freshly minted graduates will work as co-ops with the GE Power & Water business. Three will join the GE Manufacturing Technology Center gas turbine service and repair facility in Dammam, and a fourth will join the Power Generation Services business in Jeddah. The fifth graduate, who was identified during GE’s participation at the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) Career Fair earlier this year will train for three months with the GE Oil & Gas business at the Saudi GE Innovation Center in Dhahran Techno-Valley.

This co-op program with the all-females Effat University follows GE’s hosting of a “GE Day” at the university, during which GE executives led sessions addressing a wide range of topics relevant to the workplace, with a focus on building leadership skills and highlighting the importance of in-country innovation.

Providing on-the-job experiences to young Saudis is part of GE’s work to help build Saudi Arabia’s human capital. GE has made a three-year investment totaling SAR 22 million ($5.87 million) to provide annual scholarships that will benefit 60 Saudi university students. Educational scholarships are provided to 30 students of the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), while 30 scholarships are provided exclusively to female students from various universities in the Kingdom.

For more on GE’s 80 years of partnership to help support Saudi Arabia’s development and build a skilled workforce, click here.

8 Comments

  1. Hala Yasar Jarajrah says:

    I am a Jordanian student living in Jeddah. Currently I am studying Biomedical Engineering at German Jordan University in Amman and need to have one month training during September 2015. I prefer to have my training in such a big company like GE in order to strengthen my study. Can you, kindly, help me in this??? Appreciate your time & support. Hala Yasar Mobile: +962 79 6720021 +966 55 7151204

  2. GE Hewar says:

    Please follow this link: http://jobs.gecareers.com/, which will take you to our careers page, where you can apply through there.

  3. Mohammad Furqan Zargar says:

    I am looking for a entry-level job as a biomedical engineer. I hope to be a part of your esteemed company and work hard to benefit the company and myself.

  4. GE Hewar says:

    Dear sir, you can apply to any GE related job vacancy through here http://www.ge.com/careers. Good Luck!

  5. Hafiz Adil Akbar says:

    Respected Gents, It is a matter of great honour & opportunity to offer my services to this noble organization called GE Energy for any Secretariat, Document Controller or IT Department. I am really highly interested to join immediately your esteemed officials. Thanks in anticipation and my email id is; helloaady@gmail.com

  6. GE Hewar says:

    Dear Mr. Hafiz, please check the available job vacancies in your country on www.ge.com/careers Good luck

  7. Maryam Sani says:

    I am very impressed with the initiatives for Saudi females. I am currently working on research related to women in STEM careers in Saudi Arabia and would really appreciate the opportunity to communicate with the person(s) responsible for recruiting women as engineers. I am based in Jeddah.

  8. GE Hewar says:

    Thank you Maryam. Saudi Females are steadily carving out a place for them in the kingdom's rising economy. You can browse through our career opportunities and apply at ge.com/careers.

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