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Bahri to provide training for Saudi graduates

RIYADH, June 11, 2017

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), a global leader in transportation and logistics, has signed an agreement with King Abdulaziz University (KAU) to provide training opportunities to KAU’s Marine Sciences graduates on board its vessels.

Bahri will offer intensive practical training for students undergoing marine navigation and engineering programmes at KAU as part of its ‘Bahri Society’ initiative, said a statement from the company.

The move comes in line with Bahri's commitment to contribute towards achieving Saudi Vision 2030 and its ongoing efforts to train Saudi youth, improve skills and develop their expertise in the maritime sector, it added.

Under the terms of the agreement, Bahri will find a berth on board its managed vessels for KAU Marine Sciences students, allowing the cadets to carry out their ‘sea time’ and any other tasks or projects which they are required to complete as part of their study programme.

The company will ensure that the cadets have suitable accommodation and food on board and are treated in the same manner as any cadet that Bahri would employ on board its vessels.

As part of this sponsorship agreement, Bahri will absorb the costs involved for each cadet that undergoes training on board its vessels. These costs will include airfare, visa, monthly salary and food allowance, it stated.

The company’s senior maritime officers will assess the trainees based on the procedures applied by Bahri, thus contributing to the enhancement of training outcomes.

The programme, which includes 60 cadets in this year's edition, will involve practical maritime services training on board Bahri’s commercial vessels, where the student is trained in two phases for six months each.

On completion, the students return to the Faculty of Marine Sciences to complete the curriculum to obtain their Certificate of Graduation based on their specialisation (navigation or marine engineering), said a statement.

Ali A Al Harbi, the acting CEO of Bahri, said: "As one of the leading companies in transportation and logistics, we are committed to recruiting and training the best marine officers and engineers in the world and facilitating the continuous development of our human resources."

“Identifying and supporting young talent is one of the main pillars of our ‘Bahri Society’ initiative. As part of this initiative, we have launched a training programme for marine sciences students that will enable them to enrich their knowledge and gain practical experience in a diverse work environment,” he said.

Abdulaziz Sabri, acting president, Bahri Ship Management, said: “The aim of the programme is to develop the skills of young cadres and enhance their talents within a well-designed scientific framework that will help drive the growth of the marine sector at both the local and international levels.”

Sabri pointed out that, upon graduation, the students will get the chance to work at Bahri and secure their career.

Last year's programme included 29 students from King Abdulaziz University and 27 students from Saudi Aramco, working in the department of docks and maritime management, it added. – TradeArabia News Service

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