Qatar Airways and Rolls-Royce, the airline’s strategic partner, have developed a new training programme exclusively for Qatari nationals.
Under Qatar Airways’ Al Darb Qatarisation programme, nominated Qatari delegates visited the Rolls-Royce facility in Derby, UK, to attend the Rolls-Royce Business Management and Commercial Awareness Programme.
“The annual business management programme provides a unique learning opportunity for Qataris enrolled in the Al Darb Qatarisation programme to connect with and learn from experts at the leading aero-engine manufacturing company,” according to a statement.
Chosen for their high performance and as a token of appreciation for their long-time service with the company, the selected delegates met with specialists from Rolls-Royce over a five-day induction programme that introduced them to a variety of subjects crucial to executives in the aviation industry.
These included corporate strategy, financial management, relationship management and customer service management.
Nabeela Fakhri, Qatar Airways senior vice-president (human resources), said: “Our Al Darb Qatarisation programme, part of Qatar Airways National Talent Management, identifies the most talented Qatari individuals to join our team and empowers them with the knowledge required to contribute to the growth of their national carrier and the rapidly transforming aviation industry.
"We are pleased to offer this programme with our esteemed partners at Rolls-Royce as it reinforces our goal of providing high-quality professional development opportunities that benefit our employees.”
Qatar Airways’ Al Darb Qatarisation programme is an initiative that aims to develop young Qataris to become the leaders of the national carrier. Through initiatives such as its summer internship programme and graduate developee programme, Al Darb provides students and graduates with real-life projects that add to their work experience and prepare them for a successful career in the airline, the statement notes.
Al Darb includes nine programmes and 36 majors, 13 of which were added recently. Tailormade programmes are created for each participant in order to support and develop Qatarisation. A word that means “The Pathway”, Al Darb highlights the different paths that individuals can take with Qatar Airways.
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