KUWAIT: Alghanim Industries (Kutayba Alghanim Group), one of the largest privately-owned companies in the region, welcomed the second batch of young professionals to the Alghanim Industries Academy, a new program focused on recruiting fresh college graduates and kickstarting their careers.

The second cohort includes over 80 young Kuwaiti graduates from a variety of academic backgrounds such as information technology, engineering, marketing, finance, accounting, and human resources. The new joiners were shortlisted from more than 450 applicants that went through a rigorous screening process in an open recruitment day that was organized earlier in September.

The Alghanim Industries Academy takes a hands-on approach to addressing the challenges of education-to-workplace transitions in the country. During this intensive training program, the recruits, on-boarded as full-time employees, receive training and experience across multiple business functions in the organization. Each new joiner is also assigned an experienced mentor to guide them through these first stages of their career. Professional training opportunities under the Alghanim Industries Academy include a wide range of sectors, such as automotive, engineering, retail, and F&B among other business units that are under the umbrella of Alghanim Industries.

"We are proud to launch the Alghanim Industries Academy and look forward to reaping the rewards of this initiative when we celebrate the success of our promising and ambitious youth. Our commitment to education and empowering the leaders of tomorrow reflects ideals we've long stood for," said Chief Human Resources Officer at Alghanim Industries, Anas Al-Ateeqi.

A longtime supporter of Kuwaiti youth, Alghanim Industries holds a distinguished track record of mobilizing initiatives that nurture local talent, with a focus on education and professional development. The new program aligns with Kuwait government's efforts under the human capital pillar of its Vision 2035 "New Kuwait" which aims to engage the private sector in developing local talent and supporting the development of a sustainable economy.

The Alghanim Industries Academy builds on the company's decades of talent management expertise, conducting large scale internship and career development programs in partnership with various entities. The company's intensive talent development program under the Alghanim Industries Academy aims to support recent graduates from different academic backgrounds to hone their skills by working with professional experienced teams.