Date(s) - 13 February 2018
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Kuwait, 13 February, 2018: EQUATE Group, a global producer of petrochemicals, proudly announces that 34 Kuwaiti operations technologists have joined the company’s growing team of talents as part of the 10th wave of training and recruiting local operations professionals to work at EQUATE’s world-class industrial complex. This goes in line with steadfast commitment to grow its talent pool with constant and effective training programs that not only benefit every trainee, but the company’s future as well.
The recruitment process follows an intensive training program delivered based on global standards of developing technical competencies. The newly recruited technologists first joined a 10-week program in preparation to work at EQUATE’s industrial complex. The program focused on developing the trainees’ English language skills, teamwork principles, educating them about the company’s corporate culture and technical fundamentals. The program will be followed by six months on-the-job training to obtain the technical certification to work at EQUATE.
EQUATE’s Senior VP Nasser AlDousari stated, “Today is another milestone in EQUATE’s commitment to provide career opportunities to young individuals in our global industry. Thirty-four operators have joined our company and we provided them with qualified and certified vocation training program made to develop talent and help them grow in their jobs.”
EQUATE continues to contribute to Kuwait’s economic growth and social welfare due to the career opportunities it offers locals. Today, 54% of the company’s workforce are Kuwaiti nationals, a significant percentage the company prides itself in as it reflects its national identity and illustrates its commitment to Kuwaitization.
The EQUATE Group* is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s second largest producer of Ethylene Glycol (EG). The Group has industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 5 million tons of Ethylene, EG, Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders include Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). The Group is a leading enterprise that pursues sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships in fields that include the environment, economy and society. www.equate.com
* The EQUATE Group includes EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), its subsidiaries and The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC).