Al Habtoor Group (AHG) celebrated the graduation of the first batch of 30 Emiratis from its hospitality internship programme launched in May this year to introduce the sector to Emirati youth and prepare them for the workplace.
The group’s Founding Chairman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor hosted the event and was joined by Vice-Chairman and CEO Mohammed Al Habtoor and other members of the senior management.
The first batch of 30 Emirati interns, which joined the programme in May 2021, were awarded completion certificates at a ceremony at the AHG headquarters on Al Wasl Road. The 13 best signed contracts after the ceremony joining the group's workforce, a statement from the company said.
Chairman Al Habtoor said: “We are committed to educating our sons and daughters and preparing them to become pioneers in tourism, a vital sector in our economy.
“We have invested time, effort and money in training them in all areas of the hotel sector and exposing them to the full experience from a hotelier’s point of view. I am happy to see that almost half of the interns have decided to take on this venture and remain within the hospitality sector.”
He added: “We are already in the process of welcoming the second batch of interns in the hospitality division and have launched the same initiative across all our units in other sectors."-TradeArabia News Service