As part of the Qatarization Strategy and achieving of Qatar National Vision 2030 goals Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) held a career fair on Wednesday 05th of July, 2017 at the Sharq Village and Spa hotel. The fair was aimed to meet Qatari students and graduates and familiarize them with the opportunities to intern or work at the company. The career fair witnessed a remarkable number of Universities and schools graduates, in addition to the qualified national cadres.
QAFCO staff welcomed the visitors and responded to their queries about the nature of work at the company and types of jobs as well as training and development programs.
QAFCO personnel from various trades interviewed applicants from more than 500 applications received and signed contracts to fill technical and administrative positions at QAFCO.
Dr. Hamed Al Marwani, Chief Administrative Officer at QAFCO, said, “As part of our commitment to Qatarization policy, we are keen to recruit and develop the Qatari youth, and continue to attract and prepare the national cadres to work for the company." “QAFCO offers a wide range of opportunities in different fields for young Qataris looking for jobs, including technical and administration fields. In the field of training, QAFCO is a pioneer in providing scholarships to its Qatari staff to equip them with the necessary knowledge.” Dr. Al Marwani further added.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Maryam Mattar, QAFCO Public Relations and Communications Manager said: “QAFCO gives special consideration in recruiting Qatari youth, and developing them to meet future challenges. While QAFCO is looking forward with renewed confidence and clear vision for future improvements, the company recognizes the importance of adapting to the dynamic situation and thereby help QAFCO consolidate its position as one of the world’s largest fertiliser producer. ”
The opportunities at the fair covered various functions at the company. For university graduates, opportunities were galore in supply chain, information technology and Laboratory as well as different branches of engineering. As for the higher secondary schools students the company invited applications in the fields of security, fire fighting, warehouse and other operational and technical fields within the company.
It is worth to mention that QAFCO complex is comprises of six completely integrated trains, each has 2 production lines: ammonia and urea. The total annual production of the company is 3,8 million tons of Ammonia and 5,6 million tons of urea, by so QAFCO turn to become the world's largest single-site producer of ammonia & urea. Thus, enabling Qatar to be on the list of the world largest exporters of high quality ammonia & urea. This is besides the downstream companies namely Gulf Formaldehyde and Qatar Melamine Company which contributed significantly to the diversification of products and support the country’s economic and social growth.
Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) organized the first annual forum for its Suppliers and Contractors on Wednesday, 8th of November 2017 at Al- Banush Club, Mesaieed.
The forum, attended by 130 executives representing 60 Suppliers and Contractors, was held with the objective of strengthening business relations, understanding issues, exchanging information and expectations and collaborating for enhanced value and performance.
Khalid Mohd I. Abdulla, the Supply Chain Manager at QAFCO said: "It is necessary for QAFCO to cooperate and strengthen the relations and mutual understanding with its partners to get the maximum benefit for both parties.” He also shared QAFCO’s achievement of securing the prestigious CIPS Corporate certification – Advanced Silver Award.
The event also recognised 8 of its partners for their excellent performance. QAFCO's Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Garry Symmons, handed the awardees with certificates and trophies of appreciation and excellence.
The recognition awards raise awareness on Health, Safety and Environment requirements. QAFCO also shared its Life Saving Rules, expectations on supplier performance and ended the event with an interactive open floor discussion for the mutual exchange of ideas and feedback.
Qatar Fertiliser Company P.S.C. (QAFCO) sponsored the 10th edition of the annual QAFCO – Texas A&M University Conference in association with Texas A&M University at Qatar, and in partnership with the American Chemical Society (ACS) Qatar Candidate Chapter, which hosted experts from around the world on February 15, 2018 at Education City, Doha, Qatar.
Held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, the conference highlighted the pressing need for policy makes, industry and academia to work together to develop new knowledge and create scientific solutions that have direct impact on the world around us.
H.E. Minister Al-Sada said, "The series is significant because it places Qatar at the genesis of an expanding knowledge pipeline."
This year’s conference focused on the theme “Emerging Frontiers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.”
QAFCO CAO Dr. Hamed Al-Marwani expressed, “The QAFCO – Texas A&M Conference 2018 is a confluence of ideas. I believe conferences such as these can help give better insights into issues wherein institutional learnings of industry and academia can mutually benefit. I hope the conference becomes the platform for sharing ideas to find solutions for short and long-term issues facing us.”
Dr. César O. Malavé, Dean of Texas A&M at Qatar, said, “It is critical for industry and academia to work together to solve the real-world problems that will affect our future. For the past 10 years, Texas A&M at Qatar and QAFCO have partnered to host the annual QAFCO – Texas A&M University at Qatar Conference to encourage the exchange of knowledge, ideas and expertise that is essential to fuel innovation and new thinking. We are grateful to QAFCO, our longtime friend and partner, for its visionary leadership in driving the success of this annual event.”
QAFCO has been an exclusive sponsor of the conference series since 2007. Over the past decade, the conference has attracted a steadily increasing audience of chemists and engineers from all over the globe, covering a wide range of topics and discussions related to chemistry and chemical engineering.