DP World wasted no time adding to human capital at the newest addition to its global portfolio: Less than nine days after the company took over operations at DP World Djazair, a joint venture between DP World Djazair and EPAL, the Algerian Port Authority, two crane operators became the first Algerians to undergo rigorous training at DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali terminal.
Selected for their experience and potential as future trainers, Mr. Ali Ayad, 44, and Mr. Hocine Nabil Moudjeb, 34, completed the Jebel Ali-based segment of the 17-week program, which included intensive training on a specially-built crane simulator at Jebel Ali. They are now off to Djibouti for three months’ on-the-job training at DP World’s newly inaugurated Doraleh Container Terminal.
“I am excited about this opportunity to learn new skills and work with colleagues in other terminals,” Mr. Ayad said. “We look forward to sharing this experience with our Algerian colleagues when we return.”
Mr. Moudjeb emphasized that Algeria’s port sector needs above all else to be modernised: “Training the local workforce to world standards is fundamental. Algerians have the capability to run a first class port, and DP World’s commitment to developing the local workforce will make that happen very quickly.” Both men said they particularly enjoyed the camaraderie that developed between them and ten Senegalese colleagues, participants in the same programme.
DP World is committed to developing local talent in the communities in which it operates. Further, its programmes are among the most advanced and innovative in the industry. In building its African operations, the company has invested heavily in regional cross-training. In the past, Djiboutian employees helped train DP World employees in Senegal. Now, Senegalese and Djiboutians train side by side with Algerians, each benefiting from the experience of the others.
Anil Singh, SVP and Managing Director, Africa Region, said:“These two talented programme participants represent Algeria’s future. Their ‘can do’ spirit and drive are truly inspiring.”
Mohamed Al Khadar, Director General, DP World Djazair, said:“DP World’s people are key to our success, thus we take training and development very seriously. Regional cross-training has been a particularly effective strategy, and it is hugely satisfying to see groups of talented individuals from across the continent working together to develop themselves and their home countries to the fullest extent possible.”
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