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Bechtel Launches Graduate Recruitment Program in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - January 17, 2017

Company to Recruit 75 Students from Riyadh College of Technology

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Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, has launched a major new graduate recruitment program with the Riyadh College of Technology (RCT) in Saudi Arabia. Through the joint initiative, Bechtel will train and subsequently hire 75 RCT students who are pursuing careers in civil engineering, architecture, or survey technology. The first group of students will start the three-month training program in March 2017 which will include work experience at a Bechtel project in Saudi Arabia. 

“Bechtel’s partnership with the Riyadh College of Technology shows our commitment to the community and to improving workers’ skills in Saudi Arabia,” said Abdulrahman Al-Ghabban, Bechtel’s Deputy Country Manager. “Together we are creating better career opportunities, quality infrastructure and economic growth.”

“We are delighted to have partnered with Bechtel on this unique program, which will see 75 graduates receive practical training, develop and improve their professional skills and then be hired by Bechtel, one of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies,” said Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Ghanim, Dean of the Riyadh College of Technology. “Our ambition is to see our students contributing towards Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision.  Developing their skills and careers at this prestigious company will help them to achieve this success.” 

Bechtel has worked in Saudi Arabia for more than 70 years developing megaprojects from large oil and gas facilities to airports and other critical infrastructure. The company is currently working on lines 1 and 2 of the six-line Riyadh Metro and providing program management services at Jubail Industrial City, the largest civil engineering project in the world. 

About RCT
The Riyadh College of Technology (RCT) is a technical college in Saudi Arabia. It was established in 1983 as the first college of technology in the Kingdom. The RCT’s objectives and priorities are to graduate the qualified technical cadres scientifically and practically to work in technical areas, especially those which contribute to directly building the national economy. www.rct.edu.sa/

About Bechtel

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  www.bechtel.com