Posted on May 25, 2016

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada (pictured), Minister of Energy and Industry, presented ExxonMobil Qatar with the 2015 Qatarization Certificate for the most improved organization in the category of supporting student sponsorship. Mr. Alistair Routledge, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar, accepted the distinguished award on behalf of the company.

“We are honored to receive this award that recognizes our continuous efforts to promote Qatarization nationally and in our business,” said Routledge. “For more than 20 years, ExxonMobil Qatar has proudly worked in partnership with the Qatari government to tailor local content to the specific needs in Qatar, and we remain dedicated to improving on these efforts in the years to come.” “We want to help ensure that Qatari students and young professionals are equipped with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Human potential is a cornerstone to building a prosperous future for the country, and these individuals hold the key to realizing such a future,” he added.

The Qatarization rate at ExxonMobil Qatar is among the highest in the energy sector, currently standing at 60 percent. As part of its ongoing Qatarization efforts, the company launched a fully funded student sponsorship program in 2006, the first of its kind in the industry. The sponsorship opportunities are offered to qualified Qatari students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering, geosciences, finance, marketing, information technology, accounting, business administration, environmental science, mass communication, international affairs and other related fields. Sponsorships are offered without the obligation of employment and provide students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience under professional supervision.  

Additionally, ExxonMobil Qatar is involved in the recruiting, hiring, training and development of Qatari nationals for roles within the company. Once recruited, employees receive on-the-job training throughout ExxonMobil's global operations. ExxonMobil Qatar supports a range of sustainable education and training initiatives for students and professionals to help build a stream of skilled individuals who can tackle the challenges of tomorrow. These efforts are made in pursuit of developing Qatar’s knowledge-based economy, a vision put forth by Qatari leadership.

ExxonMobil Qatar is committed to providing the energy needed to fuel human potential; to support research, safety, health and the environment; and to nurture Qatar’s thriving society, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.