KUWAIT CITY, May 14: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the region was the Platinum sponsor of American University of Kuwait’s (AUK) career fair, and also sponsored the career fair at the American University of the Middle East (AUM).
Representatives from the company were present at the career fairs to answer students’ questions and raise awareness of the different businesses at Alghanim Industries, the opportunities available, and employment and internship programs such as the Alghanim Future Leaders Program (AFLP) and the Summer Internship Program.
Commenting on the company’s participation, George Lambros, Chief Human Resources Officer at Alghanim Industries, said: “As the school year comes to a close, Alghanim Industries is happy to have participated in five career fairs at local universities.
These events provide us with the opportunity to establish relationships with local talent interested to learn more about the variety of career opportunities and internship programs we offer. We’ve seen some great candidates at this year’s career fairs, and we look forward to having many of these talented young people join our company as interns or permanent employees.”
Zahraa AlQudaihi, Human Resources graduate from AUM, attended the career fair and commented saying: “It was a good opportunity for me to pass by the career fair. It’s a step forward in my career path, and a chance to get to know Kuwait companies’ recruiting styles and job opportunities. As an HR major, I think the career fair benefits the companies, students and graduates at the same time. I’m very happy that I met innovative, diverse and talented employees at the Alghanim Industries corner during AUM’s career fair.”
The company is committed to empowering youth through education, with particular interest in acquiring talented graduates from both international and local universities. Alghanim Industries also focuses on gender diversity, recruiting and retaining female talent. In addition to its Kuwaiti Mentorship Program, which aims to further advance the skills and talents of Kuwaiti employees in the company.
Alghanim Industries is one of the oldest and largest, privately-owned companies in the MENA region. Founded at the turn of the century, in Kuwait, the company today employs more than 14,000 people in 30 businesses across 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Alghanim Industries is a market leader in almost every major sector of its operations, which include: engineering, retail, automotive sales and service, insulation and pre-engineered steel building structures, logistics and warehousing, fast moving consumer goods, food & beverage, oil & gas, office automation, advertising, insurance, consumer credit and travel. The company is actively growing its brand portfolio, with a focus on top-tier global partners.
Among them: Avis, British Airways, British Petroleum, Cathay Pacific, Daewoo, Honda, Saint-Gobain and Toshiba. Additionally, Alghanim Industries has created a number of successful regional businesses, including X-cite (consumer electronics), and Safat Home (lifestyle and home furniture).