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India’s L&T supports Saudisation with Graduate Engineer Training

L&T's power transmission and distribution business-driven progamme received 15 Saudi nationals in 2018 and 13 in 2019

The programme supports Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.
The programme supports Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.

In a move to support Saudisation, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Saudi Arabia  a subsidiary of Indian construction and engineering heavyweight L&T Limited – welcomed 13 Saudi engineers as part of its Graduate Engineer Training (GET) programme, with the company having received 15 nationals from the kingdom in the first batch in 2018.

In a statement, the company said that the initiative has been driven by the power transmission and distribution (PT&D) business of L&T’s construction arm, with the programme being designed to provide more employment opportunities to Saudi nationals.

The programme also supports Saudi Vision 2030 and THE In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program (IKTVA), an initiative by oil-giant Saudi Aramco to support domestic value creation by making available more jobs for Saudi nationals.

Speaking about the programme, manager of asset maintenance department at the Saudi Electricity Company and National Grid, Abdulaziz I. Al Hamoudi, said: “There are very few companies like L&T who have been working on training and developing young qualified engineers locally for the need of necessary projects being executed in this country.”

Senior vice president and head of power transmission & distribution at L&T, T Madhavadas, said: “This GET Induction programme is a vital part of that strategy and we hope that as we move forward, there will be greater infusion of Saudi talent into our workforce as we together work towards the overall development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

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