Qatar Airways and Rolls-Royce, one of the airline’s major strategic partners, hosted a training programme on Sunday as part of the airline’s Al Darb Qatarisation programme, an initiative that develops young talent to become the future leaders of the national carrier. During the interactive workshop, which took place at Oryx Rotana Doha, the group explored various engineering activities that take place at aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and looked at how the company’s latest engine technologies are generating maximum value and lower operating costs.
The workshop delivered by Rolls-Royce professionals was attended by national employees as well as a wider group of pilots, engineers, graduate developees and their coaches. The session also looked ahead at the opportunities for the future development of engine technology, including the availability of new materials, digital technologies, data and analytics.
Qatar Airways senior vice-president – Human Resources Nabeela Fakhri said: “We are delighted with our ongoing strong strategic partnership with Rolls-Royce. This partnership connects our employees with some of the world’s best aviation experts, equips them with the skills and knowledge they need, and inspires them to become the future leaders of our award-winning airline.”
A Rolls-Royce spokesman said: “This event was a real demonstration of the enduring partnership between Qatar Airways and Rolls-Royce, which is underpinned by learning and developing together. It was particularly important to host this event in Doha, which enabled us to engage with a wide audience of graduates and share with them the insights from one of our leading engineers.”
Now in its fifth year, the Al Darb Qatarisation programme presents young nationals with local and international career opportunities through eight different programmes and 35 different majors across the airline’s various departments. The tailor-made programme supports, develops and nurtures young talent and equips them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their field of choice in the airline.
An Arabic word that means ‘The Pathway’, Al Darb highlights the different career paths that individuals can take with Qatar Airways.
Through initiatives such as its Summer Internship programme and Graduate Developee programme, Al Darb provides graduates with real-life projects in numerous locations across the globe that add to their work experience and prepares them for a successful career at Qatar Airways.