Qatar Airways has introduced more than 60 nationals to its Al Darb Qatarisation programme. The airline welcomed the new ‘graduate developees’ by hosting a ‘Jossor’ event recently, which was an opportunity for nationals to gain knowledge of the aviation industry from inspiring and innovative leaders.
Jossor is part of Al Darb Qatarisation Programme, an initiative that introduces new graduates to the world of aviation, enabling them to become future leaders of the airline. The programme provides outstanding opportunities for graduates to gain significant and relevant experience through working in various departments within the Qatar Airways Group, allowing them to meet colleagues and nationals that will help them in their future development.
Over the course of two days, the nationals were able to learn about their own development plans, while meeting and asking questions to their colleagues and line-managers. They began to understand the many aspects of the company and the broad variety of services it provides.
Graduate developees can join various departments within Qatar Airways Group, affording them the opportunity to work across the organisation. Each function within the aviation industry is uniquely complex, and will allow the future new national joiners to obtain a customised development plan.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said: “It is a pleasure to have more than 60 young Qataris join the airline this year. We expect the best from all our employees and are always on the lookout for fresh graduates with potential to be future leaders in our industry.
“I look forward to receiving our new joiners into Qatar Airways. They are an important pillar as we further establish our efforts to support the Qatar National Vision 2030 towards a sustainable Qatar.”
Qatar’s national vision aims that by 2030, the nation will become an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for its people.
To reach that vision, Qatar has established five long-term challenges, including modernisation and preservation of traditions, the needs of the current generation and future generations, managed growth and uncontrolled expansion, the size and quality of the expatriate labour force and the selected path of development, and economic growth, social development, and environmental management.
The Al Darb Qatarisation team strives to provide its nationals with world-class learning and development opportunities to experience and operate in various work environments.
Jossor, which means “bridges”, will connect the new employees to Qatar Airways by allowing them to be aware of the company’s policies, regulations, work environment, and expectations.
In 2019, Qatar Airways became the first airline to win the ‘World’s Best Airline’ award five times, demonstrating the airline’s consistency in providing the best for its passengers.
The award was presented at the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the fourth successive year, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ for the third successive year, and with Qsuite the ‘World’s Best Business Class Seats’.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide. Qatar Airways has recently launched an array of exciting new destinations, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia, among others. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana to its extensive route network in the second half of 2019.