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Posted On: 27 August 2009 11:08 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Qtel’s internship programme draws record participation

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Qatar Telecom (Qtel) held a ceremony marking the conclusion of its most successful Summer Internship Programme to date with 101 participants. The internship programme enables young people inside and outside Qatar to get their first taste of working life. High school and undergraduate students took part in the programme during a three-month period from June through August. Participants were able to work within a range of Qtel’s business units, enabling them to specialise in technical and non-technical work areas depending on their current area of study and future career plans. The students, who come from a variety of disciplines and academic backgrounds, were mentored by Qtel staff and provided with the opportunity to apply classroom theory in a professional environment. The student candidates were nominated by the Ministry of Labour along with local and international institutions. “We are continually impressed with the calibre of students who join us for these internships, and the hard work and dedication that they consistently demonstrate. We endeavour to provide these future young leaders with real life work experience that will add value to their professional lives,” said Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, Executive Director, Group Human Resources. “We also hope that at least some of them decide to pursue careers at Qtel, which is focused on providing an environment conducive to learning and achievement. In fact, numerous interns have already been involved in this internship programme,” he added. Qtel’s student internship programme began in 2005 with 25 participants. This number has increased considerably over the years.