ENGIE and Saudi Industrial Development Fund Launch 2021 Training Program
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 2, 2021: The global leader in low-carbon energy and services, ENGIE, and the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) welcomed the first trainees of the 2021 ENGIE Saudi Knowledge Sharing Training Program.
The program will focus on the cultivation of skills within the areas of business development, commercial activity and project delivery for a period of six months. The training program will enable SIDF employees to work alongside ENGIE professionals, followed by nomination towards an internship program where trainees will have the opportunity to work at ENGIE headquarters in Paris, or any of the 70 countries where ENGIE operates.
In November 2019, ENGIE and SIDF entered a Memorandum of Understanding to develop local talent and enhance the career development of Saudi employees. A key area of ENGIE’s expansion in the Kingdom lies in creating highly skilled employment opportunities for local talent through dedicated and continuous training programs which pave the way forward for value-added services to be deployed locally by international companies.
ENGIE’s partnership with SIDF provides practical and vocational training to enable knowledge transfer from international professionals to local staff, ensuring that Saudi Arabia’s workforce can meet the long-term demand of the labor market.
Turki Al Shehri, CEO of ENGIE in Saudi Arabia noted, “Human capacity building is a major steppingstone to enabling the Kingdom’s future development. ENGIE aims to put its full support behind the development of local talent to ensure we can meet the huge demand of this growing economy. In partnership with SIDF, we are able to develop the skill base of trainees and guarantee they have the necessary capabilities to advance their careers and collaborations with international professions from across the world. I am confident that the selected trainees will take full advantage of the opportunity and make the best use of ENGIE’s resources to catalyze their career development.”
ENGIE is steadfast in its ambition to develop local projects, bring foreign direct investment to the Kingdom, and enhance the efficiency of human capital while transferring knowledge to the local workforce in line with the Group’s strategy for growth and the objectives of the Vision 2030. The SIDF training program marks one of many opportunities ENGIE will pursue to give back to the Kingdom and ensure continuous knowledge transfer opportunities are available to the local workforce.