Infrastructure boom benefiting Qatar job market

Country is becoming an attractive place to work for engineers

Building work is creating jobs in Qatar.
Building work is creating jobs in Qatar.

The infrastructure boom in Qatar is having a positive effect on the country’s jobs market, new figures show.

A survey conducted by Bayt.com and YouGov found that 52% of Qatar respondents said Qatar is more attractive as a job market than any other country in the MENA region.

The country is currently in the midst of a large-scale construction programme, with billions of dollars of projects expected to begin over the next 12 months.

Qatar companies said they will look to recruit civil engineers (18%), foremen and mechanical engineers (all 15%) in the coming months.

In Qatar, the most desirable qualification is engineering (34%), followed by business management (23%) and commerce (20%).

The study also found that construction companies are proving adept at keeping talent, with 59% saying they had been able to retain their best employees.

In terms of experience, employers in Qatar prefer candidates who have the ability to manage a team (33%), who have mid-level experience (32%), or who have worked in engineering firms (32%).

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