Airport International Group Partners with Ministry of Labour to Launch ‘Training for Hiring’ Program

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Amman, December 2018 - Emphasizing its unwavering commitment to empowering the local community in which Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) operates, Airport International Group has partnered with the Ministry of Labour to launch the Training for Hiring program. For one year, fresh graduates from the neighboring area of Al Jizah will undergo on-the-job training in various Airport International Group divisions to equip them with practical knowledge and skills that boost their prospects for securing future employment.

Under the partnership, the Ministry of Labour will provide Airport International Group with resumes of young community members from Al Jizah who have recently graduated from vocational schools, universities and community colleges. Eligible candidates will receive training in the Engineering and Maintenance, Operations, Commercial and customer service Divisions, and will be evaluated on their performance. Accordingly, promising trainees will be added to Airport International Group’s talent pipeline as potential recruits until suitable vacancies arise.

On this occasion, Minister of Labour, H.E. Samir Murad, stated, “This partnership embodies the close cooperation and effective coordination with the private sector. Furthermore, it reaffirms the implementation of national measures that contribute to resolving the pressing issue of unemployment by fostering a professional work environment that offers training services to Jordanian youth, qualifying them, bolstering their efficiency and giving them a market advantage, in collaboration with concerned organizations and companies.”

In turn, Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group, commented, “The program is yet another example of our determination to empower the local community in which QAIA operates. By equipping youth in Al Jizah with professional qualifications and experiences, we are improving their career readiness and enabling them on their paths to finding jobs. This step also corresponds with our efforts to support government strategies aimed at nurturing the intellectual and creative capacities of young people, as they are our most valuable asset for economic development.”