Published On: Mon, Nov 30th, 2015

Maersk Oil Celebrates First Graduates From Qatari Development Programme

QNA_Maersk_29112015A group of 14 young Qatari professionals at Maersk Oil Qatar have become the first graduates of its Qatari Development Programme (QDP).
The bespoke two-year rotational programme is designed to support Qataris in the early stages of their career, with the aim of helping them become future leaders in the energy industry.
The QDP provides Qatari employees with structured developmental support through a variety of intensive training modules and on-the-job support. It helps develop the attributes of successful managers of the future, with sessions focused on time and people management, group dynamics, strategic planning and financial management. Participants also rotate in up to three different departments in Qatar’s largest offshore oil operator, to broaden their experience and expose them to a variety of career options.
Sheikh Faisal bin Fahad Al-Thani, Deputy Managing Director, Maersk Oil Qatar said: “We are committed to making a real and meaningful contribution to Qatar for generations to come.
Dedicated programmes like our Qatari Development Programme not only help develop the brightest Qatari talent, they also support our highly-specialised work in developing Qatar’s Al Shaheen oilfield – a unique and complex national asset.” Noora Al-Ansari, Acting Head of Qatarization at MOQ, said: “The Qatari Development Programme is yet another example of Maersk Oil Qatar’s commitment to Qatarization. We continue to provide Qatari nationals with real jobs with real responsibilities, supported by the training and mentoring to help them succeed in achieving their career goals.
I’d like to congratulate my Qatari colleagues for two years of hard work and look forward to seeing their future career achievements.” The QDP was launched in 2013 in support of Maersk Oil Qatar’s Qatarization Strategy, which outlines the company’s commitment to increasing both the number of Qatari nationals in the workforce and those in leadership, specialist and offshore positions. In May 2015, the strategy’s success was recognised with a prestigious award from the Energy and Industry Sector’.
The QDP was established after an exhaustive study found that employees early in their career benefitted from intensive support and guidance by specialist development coaches. The QDP is tailor-made for the specific needs of MOQ and its employees; guided by its company values and organisational culture and in support of releasing the Qatar’s Strategic Qatarization Plan.

Source: Qatar news agency

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