PDO Signs Deal for More Omani Jobs

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

has unveiled a significant new employment commitment by sponsoring

the vocational training of 1,500 Omani jobseekers to work in the

security industry.

The on-the-job training will last for two months with suitable

candidates learning vital security and safety skills.

On successful completion of the programme, they will take up

employment with Security and Safety Services (SSS) as guards at

government and company offices, and shopping malls.

The training will be aimed at Omani men and women aged 18 to 30

with a high school diploma or who have been educated to grade 11 as

a minimum.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) underpinning the

three-year initiative was signed by PDO and SSS today (18 February)

at the Knowledge World complex at Mina Al Fahal.

PDO External Affairs and Value Creation Director Abdul-Amir

Abdul-Hussein Al Ajmi said: This is largest one-off vocational training

programme we have signed to date. We are determined to do all we

can to support His Majesty’s Government in providing job and training

opportunities for young Omanis.

We are targeting openings across all aspects of the Sultanate’s

economy by joining forces with trusted partners, such as SSS, to

create employment.

Finding work for our school leavers and jobseekers is a national

priority and you can rely on PDO, as the central engine of Oman’s

economy, to continue to support this important strategic goal no matter

what the economic circumstances.

The security training is part of PDO’s National Objectives

programme, which is targeting the creation of 17,000 job, training,

redeployment, transfer and scholarship opportunities this year alone.

The Company has generated more than 45,000 such opportunities in

both the oil and non-oil sectors, such as hospitality, real estate, fashion

and aviation, so far.

SSS Chief Executive Officer Brigadier General Rashid al-Sidairi

said: I am pleased to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to all

those responsible for the National Objectives programme adopted by

PDO and their tremendous efforts in implementing this programme,

which aims to secure employment for jobseekers in all private sector

companies and institutions”.

He added, “His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has always

stressed that the primary objective of development has always been

the Omani citizen. Believing in the importance of this programme and

the support it provides to jobseekers, the Security and Safety Services

Establishment joins hands with PDO to provide career development

training for young Omanis”.

Source: Oman News Agency