The CEO of SalamAir, Captain Mohamed Ahmed recently met with students from the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), to discuss the myriad of opportunities for Omani youth in the Sultanate’s aviation sector.
Students from the departments of Engineering, International Business and Service Management, as well as Logistics, were informed of the success of the fast-growing, value-for-money carrier during a wide-ranging discussion that highlighted the many options available to Omani talent.
Captain Ahmed stated: “Budget travel is a growing industry when it comes to interest and popularity, and it is important to meet with students and explain the many career options available to them. This type of occasion is the perfect platform to engage Omani youth and share with them the rewarding career options available in the aviation sector.”
Captain Ahmed stressed that there is a misconception that available opportunities are only for pilots or cabin crew members, while the industry offers more than that.
“With further expansion of the aviation sector in Oman, the youth of today can build on this great potential and contribute to the Sultanate’s economic diversification strategy in the years to come,” he added.
The history of the German University of Technology (GUtech) can be traced back to 2006, when visionary Omanis contemplated and signed a contract of academic collaboration with RWTH Aachen University in Germany and the Ministry of Higher Education in Oman to establishment a high-quality university of technology in Oman. GUtech opened in 2007.
“Captain Ahmed’s knowledge and enthusiasm was inspiring, and the students were highly engaged as he provided them with a much better knowledge of the sector,” Deputy-Rector for Academic Affairs, GUtech, Prof. Dr. Armin Eberlein remarked. “The management of future talent is essential for the rapidly evolving aviation industry in Oman and will provide numerous career options for our science, logistics and engineering graduates. Captain Ahmed has inspired students to take on leadership roles in which ever career they take on, explaining that success requires passion.”
SalamAir is committed to growing a diverse talent pipeline within its growing organisation and the business community. In line with its social responsibility and community engagement strategy, the airline also conducts an annual summer internship programme, aimed at introducing future professionals to the vast number of opportunities available in the aviation sector, and particularly low-cost airlines.