Skip to content

Serco Supports Saudi Nationals by Launching Its Second Graduate Programme in the Kingdom

Published: 14 Jul 2021

  • The second edition of the Serco Middle East Graduate Programme launches on 14th July
  • This year’s award-winning programme will once again welcome talented nationals with a passion for business and support them in developing into future leaders
  • The programme supports Serco Middle East’s vision to support aspiring regional talent and build a nationalised local workforce of the future

For the second consecutive year, Serco Middle East has announced the launch of its 2021 Graduate Programme, following the successful launch in 2020. The award-winning programme will provide a two-year placement at Serco for selected graduates with a passion for business and support them to develop the skills required to become a future leader.

The programme is aimed at Saudi  national candidates who have recently graduated from university and hold a degree related to Business Management, Engineering or has a passion for the business world and a commitment to making a difference to the lives of citizens in the region. Serco has a strong nationalisation agenda in Saudi and supports governments and large corporations in the areas of citizen services, transport, healthcare, defence, justice and immigration in the region. The launch of this programme demonstrates Serco’s commitment to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision by supporting local talent who are taking their first steps to becoming part of a skilled national workforce.

The company, which prides itself on its ‘people first culture’, will be putting selected graduates at the forefront of the business and allowing them to contribute to meaningful and vital government and citizen services and solutions in line with government visions by providing the opportunity for them to make a difference every day. The graduates will be able to develop their capability to manage teams, build customer relationships, manage customers, solve complex problems and communicate effectively in a multinational environment. They will also have early exposure to senior managers who will coach and mentor them throughout their journey, setting them up for success and the opportunity to develop into future leaders in Serco and the UAE.

Commenting on the announcement of this year’s Graduate Programme, Hana Abu Kharmeh, Human Resources Director at Serco Middle East and the head of the Graduate Programme said: “We’re proud that we’re able to onboard more young talent from Saudi and support the next cohort of aspiring graduates. We’re looking forward to helping provide the thorough training, support and guidance that graduates require to enable them to flourish and accelerate in their careers. Those with a passion for business are encouraged to get involved in this year’s programme and potentially be a part of a forward-thinking international business, for themselves and for the future of their country.”

Phil Malem, CEO of Serco Middle East, commented: “We recognise the importance of investing in our future leaders and ensuring they have the best start in their careers. Working towards our nationalisation goals and supporting the promising talent in the industry is a priority for the business, so we’re delighted that the success of this programme to date has enabled us to bring it back for another year and welcome another round of candidates into our Serco Middle East office in Saudi.”

The programme is part of Serco’s vision in supporting aspiring regional talent as it seeks to create a globally competitive, future ready workforce. Graduates will be supported by their placement managers who are responsible for guiding their performance, helping them build critical relationships, facilitating opportunities to apply both learning and insights and nurturing their growth and development throughout the two years. In 2020, Serco was awarded Skills Development Programme of the Year award at the Big Project Awards recognising the company’s investment in local talent and the successful launch of their inaugural graduate programme.

The application process is open from 14th July to all recent Saudi national graduates. Learn more about the programme here.  

Apply here: