Emerson starts training programme for Saudi nationals
Emerson aims to recruit 15 Saudi nationals who recently graduated to fill technical and non-technical roles in the company
Emerson Automation Solutions has kicked off its Beginners Integration Training (BIT) programme, recruiting 15 Saudi nationals who recently graduated from top universities and institutes in the kingdom and the US.
According to Saudi Gazette, the recruitment and training program is planned to be conducted annually with a minimum of 15 graduates, who will be hired to full-time positions with the company each year.
The newly recruited graduates will occupy technical roles – such as electronics, instrumentation, computer science, chemical and mechanical engineering – and non-technical positions such as logistics, finance, marketing, administration, and document control.
This recruitment and training program is designed to support the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program that drives localisation and job creation in the region through the development of local talent.
Emerson’s BIT programme will also aid in managing and staffing projects locally in the kingdom, allowing faster project completions.
The first group of new hires for Emerson’s BIT programme started in the first week of July.
Commenting on the programme, Liam Hurley, general manager of Emerson Automation Solutions in Saudi Arabia, said: "Even after the first week, the standard set by this group of employees is very high and reaffirms our long-term vision for this programme.
"I am very excited about Emerson’s future in Saudi Arabia having this team on-board and look forward now to seeing how the group grows and develops throughout the programme.”