Saturday 7 December 2019

Larsen & Toubro Saudi inducts 13 engineer trainees

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, August 8, 2019

Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of India-based Larsen & Toubro, a leader in construction and financial services, recently inducted 13 Saudi engineering graduates as a part of its Graduate Engineer Training (GET) programme.

The first batch of 15 Saudis had been absorbed last year. The initiative is driven by the Power Transmission & Distribution (PT&D) business vertical of L&T’s construction arm.  

This Saudi GET Program initiative of LTSA-PT&D has been designed in deference to other important countrywide initiatives like Saudisation, aimed to provide more employment opportunities to nationals and integral to Saudi Vision 2030 and In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program (IKTVA), an initiative by Saudi Aramco to support increased levels of domestic value creation and thereby create quality jobs for Saudis.  

The function was graced by Ahmed Shaikh, divisional manager, Abdullah Al Abdul Kareem, lead project engineer, and Saeed Shahrani all from Saudi Aramco. Abdulaziz I Al Hamoudi, manager Asset Maintenance Department, and Fahd Nasser Al Khairallah, manager Training & Development, all from Saudi Electricity Company and National Grid.

The senior representatives of Saudi Aramco, SEC, and National Grid spoke on the occasion sharing their experiences as one-time-trainees themselves and how they rose to their positions.

Al Hamoudi said: “There are very few companies like L&T who have been working on training and developing young qualified engineers locally for the need of necessary Projects being executed in this country. This is a very good opportunity for all the young GETs to take the initiative and succeed, Do not wait for others to tell you what to do apply your mind and do it your way.”

T Madhavadas, senior vice president and head – Power Transmission & Distribution, Larsen & Toubro, said: “We, at the Power Transmission & Distribution business vertical of L&T Construction, the construction arm of the conglomerate Larsen & Toubro, are referred to as the ‘Columbus’ as we lead the expansion of our business into new geographies and one of the main reasons for our success has been the way we have integrated local talent into our ranks.

“This GET Induction programme is a vital part of that strategy and we hope that as we move forward, there will be greater infusion of Saudi talent into our workforce as we together work towards the overall development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” – TradeArabia News Service


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