Posted on November 10, 2013

Qatar Airways participated in the First Annual USA Qatar Career Fair held in Washington DC. During the two-day event, the airline succeeded in enrolling nearly 74 students studying in the US into three different programmes offered by its Nationalisation Department.

The three programmes are: National Scholarship Programme, Graduate Development Programme and Aviation Management Programme. The airline currently sponsors 102 university students in Qatar, United States, New Zealand and the UK,  and aims to sponsor more than 150 students this year.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Contracts and Procurement and Chairman of Nationalisation Committee, Mr. Mohsen Alyafei, expressed his gratitude to Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education of Qatar and Ambassador Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, Qatari Ambassador to the United States for organising this successful event dedicated to Qatari students studying in the US.

Qatar Airways Vice President of Nationalisation Dr. Kholode Al-Obaidli thanked the organisers of the fair and encouraged students to continue their education and build their prospective careers.

“Our participation in this event held for the first time in the USA has been fruitful. We were able to enrol many students under the wings of the airline’s National Scholarship Programme and we look forward to participating in this key event in the coming years,” Dr. Al-Obaidli said.

“The airline looks forward to welcoming its new students into the programme following the meet and interview sessions in Washington during the fair.

“Students who have been accepted during the Career Fair should follow up with Qatar Airways Nationalisation Department as soon as possible to continue their enrollment process,” she added.

The Nationalisation programmes provided by Qatar Airways are consistent with the 2030 national vision, which focuses on the importance of investing in the youth. Qatar Airways ensures the company's commitment to the vision by providing different means to develop Qatari youth in different fields, which provides the opportunity to accomplish their educational and professional goals.

Qatar Airways provides different educational and training programmes, which include: National Scholarship programme, Cadet Pilot programme, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering programme, Summer Internship programme, Graduate Development programme, Massey University MBA programme, Aviation Management programme and Jossor Programme.

To be part of the scholarship programme, students must meet the following requirements: Be a Qatari national (or Qatari mother), have a valid secondary school certificate of the current or previous year, obtain an overall average of a minimum of 80% in High School, with a minimum of 80% in Math, English & Science, obtain a minimum score in an English proficiency exam (IELTS: 5.5, TOEFL CBT: 196, TOEFL iBT: 70), have an acceptance letter from a University that is approved by the company, be accepted into an approved study field, accept the department and work location assigned by Qatar Airways, pass the Qatar Airways medical test, pass the personal interview and obtain a police clearance certificate

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 127 aircraft to 133 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas. In 2013, Qatar Airways has launched 11 destinations to date – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq), Sulaymaniyah (Iraq), Chengdu (China), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Ta’if (Saudi Arabia) and most recently Clark Manila International Airport (Philippines).

Over the next few weeks and months, the network will grow further with Sharjah and Dubai World Central, both in the UAE (March 1, 2014), Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014) and Miami, USA (June 10, 2014).

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