Zain Bahrain, a telecommunications industry innovator in the Kingdom, announced it had recently recruited young Bahrainis as part of the team and placed them in different departments. The company also successfully trained 95 young Bahrainis in the third quarter as part of its Zain Youth Empowerment (ZY) program designed to empower and promote the youth.
The ZY program has been designed to provide work exposure and empower Bahraini youth with the latest skills to create a competitive future workforce that contributes directly to Bahrain’s Vision 2030. The training program is in line with the company’s development strategy and is a key pillar in contributing to society to embed a socially responsible culture throughout Zain operations in general.
Out of the Bahraini youth recruited, two Bahrainis fall under the ‘We Able’ category and have been hired as part of the Retail and Live chat divisions. By doing so, Zain Bahrain is committed to creating an inclusive culture where employees feel welcomed, secure, and comfortable in the workplace.
Eight Bahrainis with distinctive educational backgrounds were recruited as interns in the Legal and Compliance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Business Planning, and Analytics departments. The two-months internship at Zain Bahrain will provide the interns with essential practical learning experiences to increase their employment opportunities and help them advance their career paths.
Zain Bahrain under the ‘Future Pioneers’ program recruited 13 Bahrainis who were assigned to the retail department, two are part of telesales, and five at the call center. The company further recruited ten youth in the outdoor sales and Enterprise and Corporate departments.
Some of the women recruited were part of Zain Bahrain’s collaboration with the Bahrain Society for Training & Development (BSTD), where young Bahraini women were recruited as part of a long-term program. Three Bahraini women specialized in Information Technology & Engineering were recruited by the Zain Technology team and would receive training in the IT field. The company invested over 2220 training hours as part of the 168 programs.
Commenting on the Youth Empowerment Programs, Mohammed Isa, Manager, Recruitment, Employee Relations & Youth Development, Human Resources, Zain Bahrain said: “Youth empowerment at Zain Bahrain is an attitudinal, structural, and cultural process; we ensure the young Bahrainis who have joined our ZY program gain the ability and authority to make decisions and implement change in their own lives.
We are committed to the youth and believe that young Bahrainis are capable of incredible things. Through our programs, we aim to provide exposure by inspiring and training them professionally with opportunities for growth which will empower them and build their confidence to take on any challenge.”
He further added, “Our newly recruited staff have been equipped with adequate training, and we would like to wish them the very best at the onset of their careers. As we continue to lead the path for the youth in the Kingdom, we would like to encourage more Bahrainis to participate in the program as we truly believe they are the leaders of tomorrow.”
Commenting on the Youth Empowerment Programs, Fatima Alarayedh, Generation Z, Recruitment Trainee at Zain Bahrain, said: “Young Bahrainis need to be equipped with essential skills and through our programs, we believe that we were able to help direct individuals through training and guiding them along their journey to gain knowledge from experienced and talented members in our team.”
In addition to the recruitment, training, and development programs, Zain Bahrain also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Naser Vocational Training Centre (NVTC) to exchange knowledge and enhance research and innovation opportunities for its employees and simultaneously contributing to the economic growth of Bahrain.
The company continues to introduce the Zain Youth program to the youth by participating in Career Days organized by universities across Bahrain to encourage students and graduates to apply for the program and benefit their future careers.
To be eligible for Zain Bahrain’s Youth Empowerment program, students must hold a Bahraini nationality, be between the ages of 19 and 24 and fresh school graduate, in their 2nd year of university or later or a diploma holder. To know more about Zain Bahrain’s Youth Empowerment program, click here.