KUWAIT: Zain, Kuwait’s leading digital service provider, announced a strategic partnership with V-THRU, the leading Kuwait-based online platform for virtual drive-thru services. Through this partnership, both companies present a new professional internship program for students and fresh graduates, giving them the opportunity to prepare for their future careers by gaining and developing invaluable skills within the catering and technology industries.
The announcement was made during an event at the Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC) in the company’s headquarters in Shuwaikh, attended by Zain Kuwait’s Corporate Relations Department Manager Hamad Al-Musaibeeh, V-THRU co-founder and CEO Abdullah Al-Shalabi, and executives from both companies.
The partnership comes in line with Zain’s comprehensive corporate sustainability and social responsibility strategy, which closely focuses on contributing to the nation’s education and youth sectors. The program aims at upskilling the youth by allowing them to experience a hands-on approach while working within the catering and technology industries, which are two of the most vibrant sectors in the local market.
The new three-month program offers a unique opportunity for students, fresh graduates, and youth who are about to start their new careers to join a paid part-time job at the projects and sites V-THRU operates. The trainees will take part in tracking, coordinating, and operational management tasks on the ground, in addition to dealing with staff and customers and receiving/delivering orders to some of the biggest and most notable business towers in Kuwait, as well as to Kuwait University facilities.
Zain and V-THRU’s new internship program seeks to empower ambitious Kuwaiti youth and support them with the proper training resources so they may gain invaluable skills in technology, catering, operations management, and more. The program also features a number of training courses and workshops that cover some of the most essential business topics like marketing, branding and designing, operations, technology, and others. Each participant will receive a certificate after successfully completing the program.
The internship program complements Zain’s Future University Network (FUN) program, a youth-tailored social program for students that bridges the gap between studying and a unique work experience at Zain by recruiting youth as the brand’s ambassadors.
FUN is considered one of the largest sustainable projects that Zain has been actively investing in since its first edition back in 2008. It offers university students with a valuable opportunity to benefit from an actual work experience to develop many skills and gain expertise for the job market on both professional and personal levels.
Zain is committed to exerting more efforts into offering similar programs that enrich human resources development in all areas. The company spares no efforts in making its capabilities and resources available as well as reinforce its collaboration with entities and organizations that provide such initiatives and actively develop Kuwaiti talents.