Petrofac and American University of Sharjah collaborate to build skills and accelerate IT innovation
Petrofac and American University of Sharjah (AUS) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to help shape the future of technology and empower the next generation of information technology (IT) professionals in the UAE. The collaboration is part of the AUS College of Engineering (CEN) Al Nukhba (Elite) Programme. Through the partnership, AUS students will gain valuable industry experience, developing practical skills, while Petrofac will benefit from the technical skills and ideas of talented undergraduates.
Structured to drive IT excellence and innovation, the MOA will see Petrofac offer a minimum of 15 AUS students internships within Petrofac's IT functions. These internships will enable students to gain industry insights and apply their theoretical knowledge in a practical setting, preparing them for future careers in areas including data science, cyber security and the deployment of technology.
To develop greater diversity in the sector, a mentorship programme will see female members of Petrofac’s IT team coach female AUS students, inspiring them to pursue their ambitions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields. Students will benefit from personalised guidance, industry insights and the opportunity to connect with successful women in technology, paving the way for a more inclusive IT landscape.