Memorandum of Understanding to Support Collaborative Training
Almarai has concluded a memorandum of understanding with King Saud University to provide collaborative training opportunities for students in the University’s College of Agriculture and Food Sciences. The memorandum of understanding was signed at the launch of activities of the eighth career day which was held at the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences at King Saud University under the slogan “Integrated Partnership”.
Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Bader, General Manager of Support Services at Almarai, emphasized that this step forms part of the Almarai’s long-term plans and programs to develop domestic food manufacturing in the Kingdom by supporting, attracting, and training recent national graduates of Saudi public and private universities and institutes.
Al-Badr noted that Almarai has a number of efforts and programs which seek to train young Saudis, including for example the Managers of Tomorrow program which seeks to attract recent college graduates from various fields and put them in an intensive training program to train them for departmental leadership positions at the company in the future. Almarai has also founded the Technical Food and Dairy Products Institute in Al-Kharj in cooperation with the General Technical and Vocational Training Organization to prepare and train young Saudis in the manufacture of food and dairy products and to help them obtain better opportunities on the Saudi labor market. The Institute comprises around 600 students and graduates 200 students annually. All trainees are currently employed with Almarai where trainees sign an employment contract on their first day of training. The Institute also grants a Diploma Degree to graduates. The Almarai Driving Education Center in Al-Kharj was founded and seeks to prepare young Saudis for driving Almarai fleets under the highest international standards of road safety.