Big Project Award
Serco Middle East's inaugural graduate development programme has been recognised as "Skills Development Programme of the Year 2020" at the Big Project Awards.
The regional awards celebrate the excellence of leading companies - with the judges recognising Serco's investment in local talent as well as the launch of the graduate programme last year despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the market.
The Graduate Programme is aimed at national and expatriate candidates based in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who recently graduated from university. With a 'people first' culture in mind, Serco searches for candidates with a passion for supporting regional governments and a commitment to making a difference to the lives of citizens in the region. Out of 4,000 applications received for the launch programme, four candidates were chosen and started their journey at Serco Middle East in September of 2020.
Phil Malem, Serco Middle East CEO, comments:
"I am extremely proud of Serco’s continual efforts to identify and develop local talent within the countries that we work. The graduate programme represents just one pillar of this approach and I am pleased that it has been recognised by Big Project Awards 2020 as their Skills Development Programme of the Year."
Hana Kharmeh, HR Director at Serco Middle East, adds:
"The Graduate Programme is a project that is close to my heart as I believe strongly in using our scale to provide opportunities that can help springboard the careers of the next generation. Nationalisation is a core part of our strategy and we have numerous programmes, like the graduate programme, to equip nationals with the right skills to become future leaders. I am honoured to be a part of the team that was recognised and won the Skills Development Programme of the Year award."