Muscat: In line with Shell Oman Marketing Company’s continuous efforts towards developing local talents, the company’s annual Summer Internship Programme is providing on-the-job training and development opportunities for 32 Omani students from various local and international educational entities. The entities among others include Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), GUtech, Middle East College, Higher College of Technology, Scientific College of Design, Gulf College, and Caledonian College of Engineering as well as other international tertiary education institutes.
In addition to learning in a professional environment, the interns will gain exposure to the company’s culture, develop skills needed to excel in their career, and learn from mentors with long years of industry experience.
The interns have been placed in different departments within the company, such as — retail, lubricants, marine, bitumen, aviation, legal, commercial fuel, trade and supply and corporate affairs.
Commenting on this initiative, Essam Al Busaidi, Human Resources & Administration Manager, said: “Shell Oman is dedicated to helping young Omani talents thrive as they progress to become contributors to the Sultanate’s future workforce. Internships, both in quantity and quality, have become important hiring criteria for students entering various industries."
"Through our Summer Internship Programme, we look forward to training and developing the nation’s next generation of industry leaders and supporting students across the nation in their endeavor to explore and establish their interests and careers in the sector,” Al Busaidi said.
The internship programme is part of Shell Oman’s annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, and aims to develop the future leadership potential of Omani youth through practical platforms and live projects that help build on their theoretical knowledge.
Shell Oman Marketing Company is a publicly listed company in Muscat Securities Market. This year marks Shell’s 60th anniversary in downstream business operations in Oman, and it continues to be committed to meeting the Sultanate’s growing energy demands, and contributing to its prosperity in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner, by operating safely and sharing benefits with the Omani community; for over half a century.