TRSDC receives 16,000 applications for its Elite Graduate Programme

The Red Sea project developer used artificial intelligence, among other methods, to narrow 16,000 applications to 900 candidates

TRSDC receives 16,000 applications for graduate programme
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TRSDC receives 16,000 applications for graduate programme

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea project, has received 16,000 applications between 21 November and 1 December, 2019, in response to its nationwide social media campaign inviting the kingdom’s graduates to apply for the Elite Graduate Programme, which is due to commence in January 2020.

Applications were invited from young Saudi citizens who graduated during the past two years with degree specialisations in corporate governance, law, environmental science, sustainability, engineering, finance, and corporate strategy.

The company used artificial intelligence and other technologies to assess suitably qualified candidates, narrowing the field to 900 potential candidates.

The shortlisted individuals will now be vetted in a series of online evaluation tests and interviews, to measure their skills and understanding of areas relating to the work and development of The Red Sea Project.

The final selection of candidates will be put through face-to-face interviews to decide who will join the program in January 2020.

Commenting on the programme, the chief executive officer of The Red Sea Development Company, John Pagano, said: “This unique program reiterates our commitment to invest in developing local expertise and providing long-term career opportunities in the rapidly expanding tourism sector.”

Pagano added: “The announcement was designed specifically to appeal to young Saudis with an interest in becoming part of one of the most exciting tourism projects in the world today.”

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