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June 1, 2020

AMAALA’s Youth Empowerment Programme welcomes next generation of Saudi talent

AMAALA Corporate Internship Programme, in partnership with MiSK, kicked off earlier this year to identify and nurture future industry leaders

RIYADH – 01 JUNE 2020 – AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coast, launched its youth empowerment programme to develop young Saudi talent by providing on-the-job training to boost skills and expertise. The initiative reflects Saudi Arabia’s ongoing drive to nurture and prepare local talent to step into leadership roles in established and new economic sectors.

The programme kicked off with the MiSK/AMAALA Corporate Internship Programme, a strategic partnership with the MiSK Foundation. The internship programme successfully worked with 12 interns across all areas of the business over a period of six months. The interns will graduate from the programme by the end of June 2020. AMAALA is now getting ready to welcome 30 new interns to the business in the coming months.

Commenting on the creation of the youth empowerment programme, Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Naples of AMAALA said: “AMAALA is committed to supporting and nurturing Saudi talent. We’re firmly focused on helping these young, ambitious minds reach their full potential. Investment in our youth is key to the success of our business, and our partnership with the MiSK Foundation will help us to identify and recruit the leaders of tomorrow. Our collaboration with MiSK will secure the future of the AMAALA workforce, and the future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for generations to come.”

The MiSK/AMAALA Corporate Internship Programme, conducted in partnership with MiSK, welcomed 12 interns to AMAALA following a rigorous interview process. After successfully completing the programme, AMAALA will induct 30 interns to a wide variety of roles across the organisation in July 2020. Future programmes will be rolled out across six-month cycles, with numbers expected to grow alongside the business.

AMAALA is committed to creating an environment of continuous talent and succession planning and will augment its development efforts with the launch of a second programme - the AMAALA Future Leaders Programme in late 2020. The programme has been designed to identify and recruit top-performing graduates to become part of AMAALA’s senior management team. This 18-month programme will see participants based at AMAALA’s headquarters for a six-month immersion, before embarking on a year of specialist training in their respective fields of expertise.