Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) has launched the latest phase of its Find Your Place recruitment campaign – a programme aimed at attracting ambitious, high-performing Qataris to work at the country’s largest offshore oil producer. Since the campaign’s launch in 2013, the company has successfully increased the number of Qatari nationals in leadership and senior specialist positions at MOQ and received an energy industry award for ‘Best Support to Qatarisation’ in recognition of its progress.
Lewis Affleck, Managing Director, MOQ, said:
Qatarisation continues to be an important business priority for us, to ensure that we continue to hire and develop Qatari talent to support our highly-specialised work in developing Qatar’s Al Shaheen oilfield – a unique national asset – and one of the world’s most complex.’
Through Find Your Place, more Qatari nationals have discovered that MOQ is the right choice for them, attracted by our focus on providing real jobs with real responsibilities and supported by bespoke, fast-track development courses and mentoring. That commitment has been the hallmark of our success over the past 20 years and will continue to deliver value for generations to come.’
Find Your Place features real employees giving insight into their personal experiences, career development opportunities and successful career progression at MOQ. The latest phase features MOQ’s first Qatari female in an operational managerial role, Muneera Al-Mansoori, Oil Export Operations Manager, Production Manager Khalid Al-Jallabi and Petroleum Engineer Faisal Almuraikhi, all of whom have benefitted from MOQ’s development programmes.
Sheikh Faisal bin Fahad Al-Thani, Deputy Managing Director, MOQ said:
Driven by our goal to support Qatar in achieving its National Vision 2030, we continue to provide Qataris with unrivalled opportunities to fulfil their ambitions and in doing so, supporting the long-term growth and sustainability of Qatar’s energy industry.Our Qatarisation Strategy therefore focuses not only on increasing the number of Qatari employees, but specifically to quadruple the number of Qataris in leadership and senior specialist positions by 2017, and we continue to make ambitious steps to achieve this.’
MOQ’s Qatari employees can benefit from a number of dedicated programmes which support and accelerate their personal and career development, including one-on-one coaching, mentoring, fast-track programmes aimed for high achievers and global work placements. MOQ’s Qatarisation programme was awarded the ‘Overall best support to Qatarisation’ at the annual Qatarisation Review Meeting earlier this year.
Sheikh Jassim Al-Thani, Head of Qatarisation at MOQ before taking up his own international opportunity in Europe, said:
As part of Maersk Group, with five business units already active in Qatar and operations in more than 130 countries worldwide, I believe there is no better international company for talented Qataris to join. I am personally benefitting from Maersk’s global footprint, by spending a year at Maersk’s global headquarters in Copenhagen and gaining new skills and expertise which I will share with my team on my return to Qatar.’