QAPCO Welcomes Largest Class of Undergraduate Students for Prestigious Summer Internship Program
12 July 2012
Beginning in the last week of June and running through until mid August, the QAPCO Summer Internship Program 2012 will provide Qatari and Expatriate undergraduate students from local Universities and Colleges with an opportunity to experience at first hand the excitement of working in a modern Petrochemical Plant and engage them in hands-on research that will help prepare them for the growing opportunities in the Oil & Gas Industry in Qatar.
QAPCO, already renowned as one of the leading collaborators between Industry and Academia in Qatar, has this year enhanced their Summer Internship Program making it bigger and better than ever before. The program will involve students in a detailed and structured training program designed to cover all functional and technical aspects of the Plant. Beginning with an intensive week long induction program designed to focus on safety and the environment, orientation of the plant and a behavoural training program the QAPCO Summer Internship Program will enable the students to learn new skills that they can carry forward in their careers.
Mr. Nasser Al Hajri, QAPCO’s Human Resource and Learning Manager stated "Consistent with Qatar’s National Vision unparalleled drive to build a world-class workforce we are pleased to welcome undergraduate students to our largest-ever Summer Internship Program. Using an interactive, hands-on approach to Technical education and research, each student will be mentored by a qualified Training Specialist or Subject Matter Expert from our Plant. We look forward to unlocking the potential of these up-and-coming engineers and developing a new generation of top-flight innovators that are critical to fuel today's energy driven society."
Chosen from a highly competitive pool of over 200 applicants, the students represent a variety of academic backgrounds and come from higher education institutions that include Qatar University, Texas A&M at Qatar and Qatar Indpendent Technical School among others.
“Our continued economic growth depends on keeping the best and the brightest here when they graduate,” said Mr Al Hajri “That’s why we’re focusing significant energy on showing our students the tremendous opportunities QAPCO has to offer after they finish their studies. This program also shines a spotlight on the critical role internships play in our Qatarization Strategy as talent is one of our region’s greatest assets, and gives QAPCO a significant competitive advantage and strengthens our connection between the enormous talent in our colleges and universities and QAPCO”.
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