In early 2000, HE Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry declared the plan of Qatar Government to qatarize 50% of the workforce in the oil and gas industrial sector. That initiative obviously brought Qatarization to the forefront a top priority for the subject companies.
In Q-Chem we have looked at such a mandate for Qatarization as the “Right thing to do” in support of the Qatari community and hence converted this into a “Value” of our company and a top “Strategic Goal”. This has enabled us to project that Q-Chem is fully committed to the Qatarization efforts and not only from a mere percentage standpoint, but rather from a true value added and quality standpoint that will drive us to plan and develop strong and long-term leadership from our Qatari workforce.
In order to achieve our goal, every Qatari national that joins Q-Chem is provided with a tailor-made development plan to help the individual focus on reaching his/her goal in a timely and effective manner. The plan is consistent of learning / career development and progression milestones and includes a targeted goal position which provides the aim for the development. Such plans are guided and supported by mentors in technical and non-technical fields.
In addition to such focused on the job development, part of the long-term initiative to attract national workforce is to provide alternative options for committed non senior level nationals to enroll participation for further education in respected institutions providing career opportunities for these hardworking Qataris to aspire reaching senior positions.
Another initiative is the under-graduate sponsorship program whereby the company selects best non-graduate students, in specific company’s required fields, and sponsors to complete their education.
Furthermore, the company offers internship and summer-work programs for nationals during these annual periods to allow the nationals exposure and to have a feeling for what Q-Chem is all about and provide then with the necessary criterion for decision making in pursuing permanent placement in the petrochemical industry later on after their graduation.
Q-Chem is constantly out in the community looking for those who are committed and prepared to make a difference in the bright future of Qatar and our company-contributing in the company’s growth and prosperity. For such reason we invite all of you to reach out and contact us and explore “The Q-Chem Way” and enhance “Total Quality Qatarization”, a Q-Chem concept which is in alignment with the bold Qatar National Vision 2030.
Ahmed Ibrahim Al Emadi