As part of its commitment to identify and develop Qatar’s future leaders, Maersk Oil Qatar has launched an internship competition for university and high school students in partnership with the Supreme Education Council, Qatar University and several universities under the Qatar Foundation umbrella. Ten high school and university students will be selected to learn about the skills and approaches that are needed to forge successful careers at a multi-national energy company.
Winners of the competition will have the chance to meet Maersk Oil Qatar’s Managing Director or Deputy Managing Director, a one-on-one briefing session with the Head of Qatarization and a Corporate Social Responsibility briefing from the head of social investments. High school students will be offered a one week internship, whereas university students will be offered a month long internship.
Sheikh Jassim bin Saud Al-Thani, Head of Qatarization at Maersk Oil Qatar, said: “For many years Maersk Oil has focused on developing leadership capacity in Qatar, through our successful Qatarization strategy and close partnerships with local universities. The Maersk Oil Qatar Future Leaders Internship builds on this success and will allow students to gain valuable career guidance while experiencing day to day life at the country’s largest oil producer. I look forward to receiving many applications.”
The Future Leaders Internship competition is another sign of Maersk Oil Qatar’s commitment to developing young talent in the country. For example, the company’s Qatarization strategy seeks to identify and develop Qataris into future leaders, by offering support through the Qatari Development Programme and the Qatari Leadership Talent Pool.
Fawzia Al-Khater, Director of Supreme Education Council’s Education Institute, expressed her enthusiasm about the internship. She said: “The Maersk Oil Qatar Future Leaders Internship is an excellent chance for students in Qatar to compete for a chance to work in a company that offers world-class learning and development opportunities. We are proud to support this unique initiative, and we will motivate all the students to participate. This is a great way to excite students in Qatar to pursue STEM education as it will lead them to opportunities like this.”
The internship is open to high school students in Qatar aged between 15 and 18, and university students in Qatar over the age of 18. Students are expected to write a paper that is between 500-1000 words, in either English or Arabic, on the impact of the oil industry on Qatar’s ambitions against the four National Vision pillars, or the role of the oil industry in Qatar’s development over the past 20 years and the future. The deadline of the competition is 3:00 PM on 31 May 2015,Students are required to register and submit their paper on www.findyourplace.qa
Mrs. Maha Almarri from Qatar University said: “I applaud Maersk Oil Qatar for initiating this internship competition and for its continued commitment to developing Qatar’s future leaders, in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030. At Qatar University we have expanded opportunities for young men and women by opening up further places in all of our programs. I encourage all students to enter this competition for the chance to win a fantastic internship at Qatar’s largest offshore oil producer.”
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