Original Source: www.gulf-times.com, 23 May 2011
DOHA: The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development has recruited 25 young Qataris for various positions while 40 Qatari students have been absorbed as interns.The recruitment took place during the Qatar Career Fair where students from high schools and universities submitted applications and attended walk-in interviews held between April 14 and May 15.
The announcement was made during the ‘Recruitment Open Day’ held at the Qatar Foundation’s Students Centre on Sunday. The new recruits were given offer letters and were formally welcomed to Qatar Foundation as employees.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Recruitment Manger at the Talent Sourcing and Development Department of HR Directorate of Qatar Foundation Ahmed al Obaidli said the recruitment was organised as part of an effort to help the youngsters to network with their employers.He said that 1,942 applications were received during the career fair, which included 465 from high school and university students and 70 applications for walk-in interviews.Out of the total applications, 200 were short-listed and 65 recruited for employment and internship.
Acting Executive Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations & Welfare Director Khalid Ali al Mawlawi said, “Hiring some of the best and brightest Qataris is one of the main steps towards helping the country become a knowledgebased economy.
A career with Qatar Foundation will give these young Qataris the opportunity to showcase their untapped potential and put them on the road to higher achievements.” On his part, Director of Talent Sourcing and Development, Human Resources Directorate Ghanim al Naimi said, “The event marks the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship between new recruits and Qatar Foundation.We are excited to welcome this influx of talent and will offer our full support to the new members.” The winners of the Qatar Career Fair Questionnaire and the Invention Competition were also announced during the programme.