Qatar Airways Al Darb Qatarisation Programme recently welcomed approximately 40 nationally sponsored students into its highly esteemed 2023 Summer Internship Programme. The induction ceremony, held at the Hyatt Regency Oryx in Doha, marked the beginning of these interns’ exciting journey towards excellence and success in the aviation industry.
Since its inception in 2012, the Al Darb Qatarisation Programme has been committed to providing exceptional opportunities for young talents to gain valuable career skills. The interns joining this year’s programme will be introduced to the dynamic and energetic work environment of Qatar Airways, where they will have the chance to enhance their skills and knowledge.
This Summer Internship Programme is designed to equip the students with the necessary insight and practical experience that will be invaluable to their future careers in the aviation industry. By participating in real-life situations and applying their knowledge, these interns will be well-prepared to face the challenges and responsibilities that come with working at the renowned ‘Best Airline in the World’.
Nabeela Fakhri, Qatar Airways’ senior vice-president for Nationalisation and Special Projects, expressed her excitement for the sponsored students joining the Summer Internship Programme, stating, “We welcome all our sponsored students to our annual Summer Internship Programme. We are excited for them to gain global exposure and to learn from experienced professionals in aviation.”
She further added, “They will be able to understand the responsibilities that come with working at the ‘Best Airline in the World’ and develop skills that will help prepare them for their future careers in the aviation industry.”
During the Summer Internship Programme, these nationally sponsored students will embark on their professional journey with a comprehensive one-day induction event. This event will serve as a guide to help them navigate their work experience throughout the summer period. Each intern will be paired with a line manager who will ensure they make the most of their internship by providing them with valuable opportunities and exposure within the aviation industry.
Over the course of the programme, the interns will gain practical experience in various divisions within Qatar Airways, including Commercial, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Corporate Services, Legal, and Technical divisions. This comprehensive exposure will allow them to learn and grow in a multitude of areas, expanding their skill set and knowledge base.
Upon the conclusion of the Summer Internship Programme, these students will have honed their skills in planning and managing resources, exhibiting their ability to meet tight deadlines and taking personal responsibility for their assignments. Additionally, participating interns will be eligible to receive course credits from a number of universities, further enhancing their academic achievements.
The Al Darb Qatarisation Programme, derived from the Qatari word meaning “the pathway”, symbolizes the different career paths that individuals can embark on with Qatar Airways. Through initiatives like the Summer Internship Programme and Graduate Develop Programme, Al Darb provides students and graduates with invaluable work experience and the opportunity to contribute to real-life projects that align with their academic and career goals.
In conclusion, Qatar Airways‘ Al Darb Qatarisation Programme is proud to welcome the latest batch of nationally sponsored students into its renowned Summer Internship Programme. This programme serves as a gateway for these interns to gain real-life experience, enhance their skills, and pave the way for a successful career at Qatar’s national carrier. With the guidance of experienced professionals and exposure to various divisions within the airline, these interns are well-positioned to become future leaders in the aviation industry.