Al­ghanim In­dus­tries launches Sum­mer In­tern­ship Pro­gram

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Al­ghanim In­dus­tries, one of the largest pri­vate com­pa­nies in the re­gion, launched its 4th An­nual Sum­mer In­tern­ship Pro­gram ear­lier this month as part of its on­go­ing mis­sion to sup­port ed­u­ca­tion and the youth in Kuwait. The Sum­mer In­tern­ship Pro­gram is tai­lored to 1st and 2nd year uni­ver­sity stu­dents, giv­ing them an opportunity to ex­plore dif­fer­ent busi­nesses and func­tions within Al­ghanim In­dus­tries. The pro­gram pro­vides the stu­dents with the tech­ni­cal and pro­fes­sional skills needed to trans­late their aca­demic knowl­edge into real-life projects.

Over a hun­dred ap­pli­ca­tions for the pro­gram were re­ceived, and 15 ap­pli­cants were se­lected based on a strict cri­te­ria, which in­cluded GPA and a rig­or­ous in­ter­view process. The interns who have been ac­cepted into the pro­gram come from di­verse back­grounds, with a num­ber of vary­ing ma­jors from both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional uni­ver­si­ties. The pro­gram en­tails a struc­tured ro­ta­tional in­tern­ship over the course of four weeks, where the groups are ex­posed to sev­eral busi­nesses and cor­po­rate func­tions.

Com­ment­ing on the in­tern­ship pro­gram, Chief Hu­man Re­sources Of­fi­cer at Al­ghanim In­dus­tries, Ge­orge Lam­bros said: “We are very happy to have a group of hard­work­ing and am­bi­tious interns with us this sum­mer. Our in­tern­ship pro­grams are de­signed to give stu­dents real world ex­pe­ri­ences, while in­tro­duc­ing them to our di­verse busi­nesses and func­tions. Al­ghanim In­dus­tries is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing de­vel­op­ment and ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal stu­dents, and our in­tern­ship pro­grams stand out be­cause we im­ple­ment many of their ideas and projects, which gives the stu­dents an opportunity to see their work have a real im­pact on our com­pany.”

Al­ghanim In­dus­tries also of­fers a Pro­fes­sional In­tern­ship Pro­gram, which caters to 3rd and 4th year uni­ver­sity stu­dents. This pro­gram pro­vides a more en­rich­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to se­nior stu­dents by hav­ing a more fo­cused cur­ricu­lum where they are em­bed­ded in a sin­gle busi­ness or a depart­ment for the du­ra­tion of their in­tern­ship. This year, 24 stu­dents have been ac­cepted and placed into the many dif­fer­ent busi­nesses and de­part­ments with the com­pany.

It is worth not­ing that Al­ghanim In­dus­tries avidly sup­ports ed­u­ca­tion and em­pow­er­ing youth through dif­fer­ent ini­tia­tives that it spon­sors, such as the Na­tional Union of Kuwaiti Stu­dents in USA and in Aus­tralia, as well as its con­tin­u­ous sup­port of INJAZ-Kuwait. In ad­di­tion to be­ing a plat­inum spon­sor of “ArabNet Con­fer­ence” and pro­vid­ing free event tick­ets to 100 uni­ver­sity stu­dents in Kuwait.

Group photo of the interns with Al­ghanim In­dus­tries em­ploy­ees

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