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bp Oman launches ‘Ruwad’ national training programme

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bp Oman launched the ‘Ruwad’ national training programme, a joint collaboration between bp Oman, Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) and various oil and gas contractors.


The programme aims to enhance nationalisation and present a framework that upskills national competencies, contributing to the market and economic growth. To celebrate the launch of the ‘Ruwad’ programme, bp signed an agreement with Halliburton, making it the first contractor company to provide 30 internship opportunities.


Yousuf al Ojaili, bp Oman president, commented, “With the launch of the ‘Ruwad’ national training programme in Oman, we reiterate our commitment to building a skilled and capable national workforce in line with the Oman Vision 2040. We aim to build a platform that would foster positive and effective interactions between employers and fresh graduates. Using a standardised process, the programme enables stakeholders to find and obtain fit-for-purpose participants seeking training in their respective fields.”


‘Ruwad’ is an effective one-year training programme targeted at technical and non-technical Bachelor, Diploma and General Diploma graduates. It aims to equip them with the skills and competencies needed to build a successful career in the local market. Every participant in the programme will receive a certificate of experience upon completion.


AbdulRahman al Yahyaei, Chief Executive Officer of OPAL, concluded that “This programme offers the country’s talented youth with invaluable opportunities to broaden their knowledge and cultivate new skills while simultaneously providing industry stakeholders with opportunities to introduce new capabilities into the market. In turn, this leads to the development of an attractive labour market and a prosperous economy.”


Halliburton will provide 30 internship opportunities focused on the fields of Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance and other technical & non-technical fields to enhance the graduate’s employability.


Ashraf Rabbat, Area Vice President - Eastern Gulf at Halliburton, added: “We strongly believe that training on-site and direct collaboration with experienced practitioners in their respective fields are the most effective ways for students to develop important technical skills and relationships critical to their future success in the job market. ‘Ruwad’ serves as the ideal platform for achieving this and providing such training opportunities to graduates in various fields in Oman.”


Ruwad is an example of bp Oman’s efforts to support the sustainable development of Oman’s economy, through various in-country value initiatives aimed at advancing the capabilities and knowledge of the national workforce and providing on-job training and internship opportunities for Omanis through bp’s contracts.


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