Latest batch of 13 Saudi engineering graduates follows the successful enrollment of 15 Saudi nationals last year
Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia LLC (LTSA) says it recently inducted Saudi engineering graduates as a part of its Graduate Engineer Training (GET) programme, an initiative driven by the Power Transmission & Distribution (PT&D) business vertical of L&T’s construction arm.
The subsidiary of India’s Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) said that the GET programme has been designed to meet the demands of the national Saudisation programme which aims to provide more employment opportunities to nationals and integral to Saudi Vision 2030 and In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program (IKTVA), an initiative by Saudi Aramco to support increased levels of domestic value creation and create quality jobs for Saudis.
The latest batch of 13 Saudi engineers absorbed by LTSA follows the successful enrollment of 15 Saudi nationals last year.
“There are very few companies like L&T who have been working on training and developing young qualified engineers locally for the need of necessary Projects being executed in this country,” said Abdulaziz I Al Hamoudi, manager, Asset Maintenance Department, Saudi Electricity Company & National Grid. “This is a very good opportunity for all the young GETs to take the initiative and succeed.
“Do not wait for others to tell you what to do apply your mind and do it your way.”
Eng. Fahd Nasser Al Khairallah, manager, Training & Development, Saudi Electricity Company & National Grid added that: “It is a great opportunity to showcase that Saudis have the knowledge, skills and the attitude to do a job. The country has high expectations from all the GETs to successfully implement the Saudi Vision 2030 launched by the Government. So be responsible and competent to combat the situation.”
“We, at the Power Transmission & Distribution business vertical of L&T Construction, the construction arm of the conglomerate, Larsen & Toubro, are referred to as the ‘Columbus’ as we lead the expansion of our business into new geographies and one of the main reasons for our success has been the way we have integrated local talent into our ranks,” commented T Madhavadas, SVP – Power Transmission & Distribution, Larsen & Toubro. “This GET Induction programme is a vital part of that strategy and we hope that as we move forward, there will be greater infusion of Saudi talent into our workforce as we together work towards the overall development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”