What do you mean when you say “quality Qatarization”?
This is the need to recruit and develop Qataris to a standard comparable with their counterparts around the world, particularly in view of the increased diversity and complexity of activities in the Energy and Industry Sector in Qatar and the diversity in Qatar’s economy. This will hopefully better prepare Qataris to address both current and future challenges.
Does this plan mean that Qataris will be put into positions faster than before?
This is not the intention. Progress and advancement of Qataris continues to be performance-based. Individuals need to demonstrate that they are able to carry out tasks assigned to them to the required standard, as per the systems and processes currently in place. Competence will not be sacrificed for the sake of numbers.Measures are in place at various stages of the processes of identifying, training, developing and retaining Qataris in the workforce. These are designed to help ensure an assurance of the quality of our Qatari resource.
Is the Sector really serious about increasing the percentage of females in the workforce?
Yes, this is a key element of the Strategic Qatarization Plan. Various teams develop and enhance activity areas considered essential to the success of the Plan, and one of these teams is dedicated to the area of Qatari females in the workforce. Emphasis is on both technical and non-technical disciplines where it is seen that Qatari females can best support the business needs.
In the next five years, how can experienced manpower be replaced by inexperienced manpower?
As the majority of Qataris hired are inexperienced, part of the drive of Qatarization places Qataris into entry-level positions, not initially into the more senior positions that require a high degree of experience. Experience will therefore come as the inexperienced Qataris mature and develop over time. Also, recognizing this fact, companies are balancing their Qatarization plans with the need for productivity and efficiency.
How is Qatarization calculated?
For all companies, Qatarization is based on the approved Establishment of the particular company based on current and planned organizational size. Qatarization is calculated by the number of quality, competent Qataris holding permanent established positions against the current and planned Establishment. It focuses on key, sensitive positions tied to company business plans.The Sector also recognizes, and calculates Qatarization as a measure of all Qataris which includes Trainees, Developees, and Qataris on academic study programs who, as yet, are not holding permanent positions. We appreciate that the results of these two calculations will almost certainly be different.
What will happen to Expatriates who are replaced? Will they have to leave the country?
This depends on the particular situation. However, the Energy and Industry Sector is committed to continuing employment for those Expatriates who have shown commitment and support to the Qatarization objectives. The Sector is continually expanding and opportunities will always exist for those Expatriates who wish to take advantage of them.
How many Qataris are you looking for each year?
The number is based upon the demand submitted annually by each participating company in the Strategic Qatarization Plan. The Energy and Industry Sector is predicted to continue to grow and expand in the coming years. During any given year the Sector recruits many hundreds of high school graduates for vocational and university sponsorship programs, and we anticipate this need to continue in the coming years. In addition we also recruit newly graduated university students with appropriate educational disciplines that are in demand by our Sector. We also welcome experienced Qataris with the right skill sets suitable for our industry.
What will I do?
The Energy and Industry Sector requires employees with varied education and skill levels. We recruit high-school graduates and provide them with appropriate education and training as well as university graduates. We have positions in fields such as operating, maintenance, electrical, engineering, administration, human resources, accounting and purchasing. Please refer to Training Programs and Application Form at the home-page to obtain more detailed information.
How much money will I make?
The compensation package varies by education level, experience, and position in the different companies in the Sector, however, the Sector can offer challenging and interesting work, competitive salary and benefit packages. The salary and benefit packages are regularly reviewed and will remain competitive.
Where and how do I apply?
The majority of high-school graduates for vocational training programs are recruited through Qatar Petroleum on behalf of the Energy and Industry Sector. Qataris for the university sponsorship programs are recruited by Qatar Petroleum or any of the other companies with such a need.
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For university graduates that are not sponsored by QP or other Energy and Industry companies please apply directly to any of the companies listed under Partners.