*Undergraduates will be provided with hands-on experience in the airline industry
Qatar Airways’ Al Darb Qatarisation Programme welcomed 47 new undergraduates into its summer internship programme for the 2018 summer session, it was announced.
The undergraduates were greeted in two batches; the first induction ceremony on May 20 and the second on June 24 at the Oryx Rotana.
By joining Qatar Airways, this year’s interns dedicated themselves to an ongoing commitment to excellence and hard work.
The programme, which began in 2012, will see undergraduates introduced to Qatar Airways’ energetic workplace, enabling them to gain and enhance various essential career skills and experiences that will aid them in any field that they choose to pursue after their graduation.
“Qatar Airways offers an international work environment for all its employees, that helps pave the way to a future of possibilities and successes for them both within the company, as well as for their own personal development,” Qatar Airways’ human resources senior vice president Nabeela Fakhri said.
Al Darb Qatarisation Programme offers young nationals a unique and personalised opportunity to become brand ambassadors for the airline as well as for Qatar.
On completion of the programme they will be empowered and enriched with learnings and experiences that will ensure progress and growth for themselves and for our country.
While on the summer internship programme, interns will begin with four days of training to help them learn and develop their office skills such as email writing, effective presentation skills and Microsoft Excel workshops, to prepare them to work in a professional environment.
Following their induction training, the students will then be paired with a performance coach, who will guide and mentor them along, thus ensuring that each one of them makes the most of their internship experience with Qatar Airways.
This year’s interns will gain experience in several divisions within the airline including commercial, finance, information technology, human resources, aeropolitical and corporate affairs, legal and technical, as well as with the company’s subsidiary - Qatar Airways Cargo.
When the internship programme concludes at the end of summer, students will proudly display newly-honed skills in planning and managing resources.
In addition, they will be able to exhibit newly acquired skill sets, learned while working in a real business environment which includes working on multiple assignments, effective time-management, interacting with colleagues, organisation and management.
Interns who participate in the Al Darb Qatarisation summer internship programme are eligible to receive course credits from a number of universities.
Presently there are nine local and international universities that will award class credit to students who complete an internship at Qatar Airways: Virginia Commonwealth University, Northwestern University, Qatar University, Stenden University, University of Colorado (US), Arizona State University (US), University of Utah (US), University of Huddersfield (UK) and Leeds Beckett University (UK).