Posted on June 14, 2013

As part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) and the Community College Qatar (CCQ), a new career-focused internship programme was recently launched for nine CCQ students who graduated in May. The programme will connect students with subject matter experts from Qapco and enable the students to experience working in a range of occupations.

The programme consists of a rotational schedule whereby all the students spend quality time in each support department with an objective of discovering roles and responsibilities of each department as well as how these activities fit into the Qapco organisation. The students were also assigned job tasks and were evaluated each week on how they performed.

Qapco’s Vice-Chairman & CEO Dr Mohamed al Mulla said, “We believe that internships are an essential part of talent attraction. Our student internship programme aims to attract high calibre candidates to work in the industry. It is a programme for motivated students to gain real life working experience and to get a taste of our working culture. We hope that all the students from CCQ will benefit from a range of opportunities they have experienced at Qapco and hope that some, if not all, will think about joining the company on our excellent scholarship programme.” CCQ President Dr Ibrahim al Naimi thanked Mulla and Qapco for the internship.

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“This programme will engage our students in a new way, and provide them with real opportunities for practical job experience. It will prepare our students for further study or for a career in the industry. I am pleased to see it in action and proud of the collaboration between CCQ and Qapco,” he said.

Maryam Khalfan al Bulushi and Alreem Ahmad al Menhali, working in the Qatarisation section of Qapco, described the internship as “a wonderful professional learning experience”. The other students who participated in the programme were Sara al Emadi, Reem al Enazi, Fatma Thani al Haddad, Eiman Mohammed Hussain, Muna Jaber al Meraizeq, Noora Rashid Sultan al Mazruei and Mohamed Ahmed al Bulushi.

At the end of the programme, all the students will receive a ‘Certificate of Achievement’ at a special ceremony to be held at the Qapco Sports and Health Club, that was recently opened in Mesaieed.

source: Qatar Tribune