In line with its initiative to provide support to enhance the capabilities of Bahrainis and their employability, Tamkeen announced today the signing of an agreement with Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, to offer two-year job training contracts to 40 engineers who have completed an Aeronautics Engineering Programme with BAS Engineering Training Centre and gained their EASA B-License.
This move by Tamkeen comes to find solutions for the graduates who have not yet been employed due to challenging market conditions. These efforts were endorsed by directives from Tamkeen’s Board in its quarterly Board meeting held in March of this year. During the meeting, the Board members and management discussed viable options to address the issues of both the graduates as well as existing trainees who require support for completing their qualifications and thereon find suitable employment.
Tamkeen’s Acting Vice-President, Human Capital Development, Mrs. Amal Al Kooheji, commented on the announcement: “We are pleased to announce that the graduates from the Aeronautics Engineering Programme will now be able to gain the necessary experience in Gulf Air required to gain employment as qualified Aeronautic Maintenance Engineers with Gulf Air or any international airline of their choice. Despite the challenges, Tamkeen is sparing no effort to find suitable training and employment opportunities for all aviation programme trainees upon completion of their studies both locally and with regional potential partners.”
Gulf Air’s Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Nasser Al Salmi commented, “As Gulf Air continues to implement its restructuring strategy to put the airline on a path towards sustainability and support the economic development of Bahrain, the airline remains committed to developing a national workforce of aviation professionals. We are thrilled to be partnering with Tamkeen yet again to provide the necessary on the job experience for these 40 Bahraini engineers.”
To date, more than 75,000 Bahrainis and enterprises have benefited from Tamkeen’s programmes, with more than 100,000 beneficiaries set to benefit from these programmes in all.