Bahri Successfully Concludes ‘SAIFI’ Program
Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has successfully completed the first edition of ‘SAIFI’, a summer training program for undergraduate students in the Kingdom, launched jointly by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MOLSD) and the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).
Aimed at training and developing practical skills among the country’s youth, the four-week internship program ran from 8 July until 2 August, with the participation of 15 male and female undergraduate students.
Allowing the participants the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the various aspects of the company’s operations and the maritime industry in general, the first edition of the program saw the students receive practical training while working within the company’s different business and functional units, including Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, Corporate Communications, Sales, Administrative Affairs, and Operations.
Commenting on the completion of the program’s first edition, Hisham Alkhaldi, Senior VP for Human Resources and Corporate Communications, said: “Bahri’s Human Resources department has a long-term strategy in place to support Saudization and boost the economic contribution of the national workforce through training and internship programs with universities and institutes that increase the employability of local talents."
Hisham said: "The ‘SAIFI’ program is aimed at introducing university students to the work environment and preparing them to enter the market. The Bahri Talent Management team established a four-week training program where trainees were briefed on all aspects of Bahri’s operations and were assigned a number of tasks and responsibilities as part of the learning experience.”
“We are committed to supporting Bahri’s growth and enabling it to achieve its long-term vision. To this end, we are also working hard to empower women and enable their inclusion in various fields, in addition to supporting Saudi youth to explore career opportunities in the maritime sector and helping them develop their technical skills. Bahri also assigns great importance to support Saudization among national companies. In fact, 69% of our employees at Bahri are Saudi nationals,” Hisham added.