7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Business News

Top jobs portal backs Zain Bahrain scheme

MANAMA: Market-leading careers and employment services portal (J4B) is further enhancing the employment prospects of Bahraini nationals.

J4B is lending its support for a major work experience scheme at Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications services provider, it was announced yesterday.

Under the terms of the agreement with Zain, will support the company's 'Future University Network' (FUN) programme, providing hands-on work experience to selected Bahraini university students., which is powered by Tamkeen, will source candidates for Zain's FUN programme.

The career portal will leverage from a comprehensive database of students and job-seekers to match available skills with Zain Bahrain's immediate and long-term talent requirements.

"The FUN programme, which is also supported by Tamkeen, is considered one of the most innovative programmes for students," Zain Bahrain human resources manager Dana Bukhammas said.

"Now in its third year, the programme exposes students to the working culture of a fast-paced, rapidly-growing and dynamic company.

"Among the experience provided is extensive training in leadership, communication and teamwork, and practical on-the-job training in different departments at Zain for between one and four years," she added.

According to managing director Jubran Abdulrahman, the partnership was yet another example of the implicit trust leading employers in the kingdom have in Jobs4Bahrainis.

"Our strategic mission simply is to get more Bahrainis into employment by aligning available skills with market requirements," he said.

"We and Zain Bahrain are committed to our country's long-term economic plans, and we at Jobs4Bahrainis look forward to contributing to the long-term success of the FUN programme, which will aim to secure a long and rewarding career path for the students," he added.

Fully aligned with the kingdom's Economic Vision 2030 as well as Zain Bahrain's commitment to Bahraini youth, is designed to promote Bahrainis as the employees of choice by showcasing a community of available talent and skills.

As well as offering a comprehensive CV database and job vacancy upload capability, the portal has searchable databases for employers and job seekers, as well as a business newsfeed providing the latest economic and business updates on Bahrain's economy. is an initiative of Gulf Connexions, the kingdom's leading recruitment company.

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