MANAMA: Ericsson has launched a year-long training programme in Bahrain for graduates.
This is part of its effort to expand its engagement with future industry leaders and empower young Bahrainis to consider careers in information and communication technology (ICT).
The initiative is in line with Ericsson's Technological Bahrainisation Programme, which aims to recruit more Bahraini graduates through training and recruitment opportunities.
The programme will help Bahrainis develop their technical skills and prepare them for employment opportunities in the industry.
Throughout the year, talented Bahrainis will be given the opportunity to learn about potential careers as they receive formal and intensive training.
The young professionals will cultivate their skills by experiencing hands-on training with advanced ICT technologies, LTE being chief among them.
"Since starting this training initiative, we at Ericsson have had a unique opportunity to connect with driven young professionals in a working environment, and are providing them with insights into the ICT industry," said Ericsson
Bahrain managing director Christiane Kamar.
"Demands on data are growing and the telecommunications industry is becoming more complex with the widespread adoption of LTE, making this a turning point for us and an interesting time to learn.
"We aim to provide participants who are newly entering the workforce with a powerful experience, filled with challenges and exposure to key areas in our field in order to boost their career growth."
In addition to LTE, Ericsson has identified operating and business support systems (OSS/BSS), managed services, radio and core networks as growing areas in the industry, and has tailored the internships around these topics.