Petrofac, a leading service provider to the international oil and gas industry, recently celebrated the graduation of 78 of its Saudi Jazan engineers through the first of its three-phase bespoke graduate programme.
Petrofac’s Saudi Arabia operations office in Khobar is delivering the training, which equips its young Saudi graduates with specialised skills to work on the engineering and construction of refinery projects. In the first phase of the programme, which is called “Safir”, the students completed 140 hours of training in core safety, international engineering standards, ethics, and business conduct skills.
"This is the best day ever” reflected one of the eight Jazan team leaders during the graduation ceremony at Petrofac’s dedicated training facility in Khobar.
Over the next 12 months, the graduates from Jazan will continue their classroom and on-the-job training in two further phases called “Wasl” phase 2, and “Jahiz” phase 3. In the workplace this will include mentoring from Petrofac experts in their chosen engineering discipline as well as design work, and collaborating with other departments to gain broad work experience.
As the Jazan engineers continue with their careers at Petrofac, they will be enrolled in the company’s “Saudi Future Generation Programme. This programme includes specialised engineering seminars and an advanced suite of courses which will prepare them for supervisory, management and leadership positions for the long term with Petrofac.