55% of management positions held by Qataris
Nasser Bin Hamad Al Thani: Qatar Steel started Qatarization in 1978
Mohammed Saleh: Open employment packages for Qataris and we will receive the interested applicants in Qatar Career Fair
Kefah Al Mulla: We are ready to attract our young people under highly rewarding terms and internal and external training.
Qatar Steel is participating in the third edition of Qatar Career Fair (QCF) held under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Heir Apparent.
QCF represents a great opportunity for intercommunication between companies, institutions, students and graduates of Qatar, who seek promising career opportunities and discussing future job opportunities.
Qatar Steel will present employment offers and conduct direct interviews during QCF hours.
H. E. Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Thani, Director and General Manager, said: “The Company is committed to Qatarization and qualifying of Qatari staff out of its firm conviction and belief in the importance and role of Qatarization in sustained development”.
Qatarization amounts to 55% in Qatar Steel management while Qataris amount to 200 of the total number of staff, which amounts to 1800.
“Qatarization and commitment to national staff started as early as the inception of the Company. In 1978, an initial group of twenty Qatari students were offered scholarships in Japan where they were qualified over several months. Members of such group are now holding leading positions in Qatar Steel”, pointed out Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Thani.
“QCF always represents an opportunity for the management to reveal its achievements and present its future plans as well as learning about and exchanging experiences with other departments and companies with a view to contribute to achieving the country’s Qatarization strategy”, added Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Thani.
Qatar Steel seeks to encourage Qatari young people to join the Company through various approaches, including overseas training and highly rewarding salaries.
Mr. Kefah Mostafa Al Mulla, Administration Division Manager, said: “The recent decrease in the number of Qataris at Qatar Steel was mainly due to the sizeable expansions of the Company. In fact, such expansions required a particular category of overseas staff. However, QCF has a particular importance as a vital platform for job opportunities and meeting interested Qatari young people. The only things we want from our young people is their desire and interest to work in the Company which, in turn, is well prepared to recruit them under highly rewarding terms and internal and external training”.
“We realize the difficulty of attracting Qatari young people to work in the Company due to the nature of its activities. However, Qatar Steel’s experiences in attracting Qataris have been successful by all means since 1979 and can serve as a motivation for them to join this field which is considered as a future essential area,” add Al Mulla.
“We invite families to encourage their children to join vocational work as an essential part of the development process”, said Al Mulla confirming Qatar Steel’s readiness to recruit Qatari males and femals.
Mr. Mohammed Saleh, Qatar Steel HR Department Manager, said: “Qatar Steels offers open employment benefits and packages for Qataris through highly rewarding salaries and opportunities to continue their studies up to preparing for higher studies”.
The HCD Department Manager pointed out that there are already around 140 Qataris among the Company’s technical staff. “The experiences of these young people can be a stimulus for others and can serve as a means of correcting certain conceptions which may be perceived by the community concerning manual labor, which is considered an essential element of extended development. These young people have gone through job grading and some of them are holding leading positions”, he pointed out.
“Qatar Steel depends on its scholarship plan developed for high school graduates to obtain the HND in various specializations. This plan is in place with a view to creating highly qualified Qatari staff able to add to the Company’s success and achievements. In this context, 8 engineers and 11 technicians were offered scholarships in Mexico two years ago where they spent around 4 months of training. It was a very successful experience. In addition, 8 Qataris of school graduates were offered scholarships to continue higher studies in overseas universities and others were provided with the same opportunities in local universities. These are but examples of several experiences and ideas which Qatar Steel adopts in order to recruit Qataris and develop their skills”, added Mohammed Saleh.
Qatar Steel Company (Qatar Steel) was established in 1974 as the first integrated steel plant in the Arabian Gulf region. It has secured an outstanding reputation in the State of Qatar and other GCC countries as a producer of high quality steel bars. Qatar Steel commenced its commercial production in 1978. Later, it full ownership was transferred to Qatar Industries, which is wholly owned by the Government of the State of Qatar. To highlight the Company’s achievements over the years, Qatar Steel celebrated its 30th anniversary on 27 October 2008. In the same year, it was named, by MEED, as one of the top four companies producing steel in the Middle East.