Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) organised its annual professional summer internship programme to develop the skills of 18 students from various academic institutions in the Sultanate.
The programme works to empower young Omani talents by giving them unparalleled work experience opportunities and real-work exposure in the tourism industry. Throughout the two-month period, students were exposed to a professional working environment to equip them with valuable knowledge and transferrable skills that will be required throughout their careers.
Senior vice president – shared services, OMRAN, Hussain Noor Al Bulushi commented: “As part of our ongoing commitment to support young local talent, we always create learning venues where we can help empower leaders of the next generation.
“Through OMRAN’s internship programme, the interns will work closely with our experienced teams in various fields, including administration, finance, operations and other specialized technical fields. These types of internship programmes aim to enhance the participant’s practical working skills and prepare them for their future careers in the ever-evolving competitive market,” he added.
Interns come from the following higher education institutions across the Sultanate: Oman Tourism College, Sultan Qaboos University (Engineering, Economics & Political Science and Law), Higher College of Technology, German University of Technology, College of Banking and Financial Studies, Gulf College and Middle East College, and some other reputable international universities.
The interns are spread across multiple divisions within the company including development management, business development, shared services (IT, HR, procurement, legal), in addition to finance, hospitality, government and corporate affairs.