Qatar Airways to recruiting Qatari students for new scholarship recipients at the 7th Annual Qatar UK Career Fair to be held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London from 21 to 22 February 2014. 

The airline, which has increased the number of students in their Qatar Airways Nationalisation Scholarship Programme (QRNSP) by 100% in just under a year, hopes to continue the successful growth by encouraging Qatari students in the UK meeting educational requirements to apply for Qatar Airways scholarships.

Qatar Airways Vice President of Nationalisation, Dr Kholode Al Obaidli, encourages students to attend the career fair and to meet with the Qatar Airways team onsite for an opportunity to discuss their prospective careers with the airline. Qualified candidates will be granted an interview onsite with a QRNSP recruiter. She said:

It is our goal with every career fair that we participate in to reach out to students who are keen on working hard on developing themselves and their careers. We continue to participate in the UK Career Fair as we have had great success in the past, and it promises a platform to connect with Qatari talent interested in careers in aviation.’

During the two-day event, the airline aims to recruit students into four different programmes offered by its Nationalisation Department, namely the National Scholarship Programme; Graduate Development Programme; Aviation Management Programme; and the Internship Programme.

Qatar Airways currently sponsors over 100 university students in Qatar, US, New Zealand and the UK, with a mandate to sponsor more than 200 students by the end of 2014.

The Nationalisation programmes provided by Qatar Airways are consistent with the 2030 national vision, which focuses on the importance of investing in the youth. Qatar Airways ensures the company’s commitment to the vision by providing different means to develop Qatari youth in different fields, which provides the opportunity to accomplish their educational and professional goals.

Qatar Airways provides different educational and training programmes, which include: National Scholarship programme, Cadet Pilot programme, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering programme, Summer Internship programme, Graduate Development programme, Massey University MBA programme, Aviation Management programme and Jossor Programme.

To be part of the scholarship programme, students must meet the following requirements: Be a Qatari national (or Qatari mother), the student must not be sponsored by any other company, they need to be self-funded or under HEI sponsorship, have a valid secondary school certificate of the current or previous year, obtain an overall average of a minimum of 80% in High School, with a minimum of 80% in Math, English & Science, obtain a minimum score in an English proficiency exam (IELTS: 5.5, TOEFL CBT: 196, TOEFL iBT: 70), have an unconditional offer letter from a University that is approved by the company and be accepted into one of the approved majors, pass the personal interview, accept the department and work location assigned by Qatar Airways, pass the Qatar Airways medical test, pass the personal interview and obtain a police clearance certificate.

Qatar Airways Sponsored Majors (23 in total): Information Technology, Public Relations, Electrical Engineering, Marketing, Aviation & Aerospace Engineering, Accounting, International Relations, Human Resources, Economics, Journalism, Media Studies & Commuincations, Supply Chain & Logistics, Tourism Management, Interior Design, Business & Management Studies, Finance, Mechanical Engineering, Aviation Management, Graphic Design, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Hospitality and Law.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 134 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.As part of its aggressive expansion programme, Qatar Airways will launch routes to eight new destinations during 2014. Sharjah (UAE) from 1 March 2014; Dubai World Central (UAE) from 1 March 2014; Philadelphia (USA) from 2 April 2014; Larnaca (Cyprus) from 29 April 2014; Sabiha Gokcen Airport (Turkey) from 22 May 2014; Edinburgh (Scotland) from 28 May 2014; Miami (USA) from 10 June 2014 and Dallas/Fort Worth (USA) from 1 July 2014