Qatar Airways and Rolls-Royce Launch Dedicated ‘Innovation for Leaders’ Programme

Airline partners with Rolls-Royce to provide development course for Nationals
Airline partners with Rolls-Royce to provide development course for Nationals to develop their leadership skills, as part of its Al Darb programme

Nirman Sanchar, DOHA | Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with Rolls-Royce to codevelop a unique specialised training programme for the airline National engineers, as part of its Al Darb Qatarisation programme.

The new Innovation for Leaders Programme has been designed to enable Al Darb participants to learn from Rolls-Royce’s innovation and leadership.

Professional experts from Rolls-Royce will introduce the airline National engineers to a variety of topics designed to challenge them.

The programme aims to enable different individuals to work together to create innovative solutions that will help develop their skills further by exposing them to new perspectives.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Human Resources, Ms. Nabeela Fakhri, said: Qatar Airways is proud to be collaborating with Rolls-Royce on this specialised Innovation Programme to provide our Nationals with essential insights from both organisations.

This is a unique opportunity for Al Darb participants to learn from some of the sharpest business minds in the aviation industry.

The Innovation for Leaders Programme is one of the many initiatives Al Darb Qatarisation programme is implementing to support talented young Nationals to develop their professional skills and fulfil leadership roles in the aviation industry, as well as provide them with the opportunity to connect and learn from the airline’s global strategic partners.

In addition, Rolls-Royce will also hold a Business Management and Commercial Awareness Course in Derby, U.K. in January 2019 for Qatar Airways Nationals, which will provide them exposure to topics including: Airline Strategy, Commercial, Finance Essentials and Airline Simulation. Rolls-Royce Vice President – Customers, Mr. David Hynes, said: Rolls-Royce is honoured to have the opportunity to partner with Qatar Airways to jointly enhance our knowledge of how to effectively lead innovation in our businesses.

It was great to see our teams working together so enthusiastically to solve real life problems facing our industries.

The training is part of Qatar Airways Al Darb Qatarisation programme, a development initiative that aims to support Nationals to become passionate global citizens and leaders in the aviation industry.

A Qatari word that means The Pathway, Al Darb highlights the different paths that individuals can take with Qatar Airways.

Through initiatives such as its summer internship programme and Graduate Developee programme, Al Darb provides students and graduates with real-life projects that add to their work experience and prepare them for a successful career at the National Carrier of the State of Qatar.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named Worlds Best Business Class by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organization Skytrax.

It was also named Best Business Class Seat, Best Airline in the Middle East, and World Best First Class Airline Lounge. Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 150 destinations worldwide.

Earlier this year, Qatar Airways revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations in line with its expedited expansion plans, including Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam and Mombasa, Kenya.


Mon 5th, Nov 2018