Saifi, a summer training programme for undergraduate students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been held by the Saudi shipping company Bahri. Aimed at training and developing practical skills among the country’s youth, the four-week internship program ran from 8th July until 2nd August, with the participation of 15 male and female undergraduate students.
Allowing the participants the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the various aspects of the company’s operations and the maritime industry in general, the first edition of the program saw the students receive practical training while working within the company’s different business and functional units. Departments involved included Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, Corporate Communications, Sales, Administrative Affairs and Operations.
Hisham Alkhaldi, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications, said: “We have a long-term strategy in place to support Saudization and boost the economic contribution of the national workforce through training and internship programs with universities and institutes that increase the employability of local talents. The Saifi program is aimed at introducing university students to the work environment and preparing them to enter the market.”