People are the heart of FieldCore and their continued development continues to be a strong focus for the company.
“This means promoting a culture of ‘People First’ in everything we do, including safety, attraction and retention of talent, and providing opportunities for our teams to connect with the communities within which we operate,” says Caroline Werunga, HR Director for Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
Caroline says: “One of the key actions towards this is creating meaningful and impacting partnerships with universities to create a mutually beneficial relationship. The students have an opportunity to interact and get first-hand coaching and advice from senior leaders in the business, while giving FieldCore the opportunity to identify talent for our entry-level programs.”
To this end FieldCore hosted more than 300 students in Cairo at the company’s stand at the Internship Fair of The Knowledge Hub (TKH) – an annual in-person career fair hosted by the UK’s Coventry University in Egypt. More than 20 corporates participated in the event held on Thursday, 31 March.
Raymon Girgis, FieldCore’s Service Director for North Africa, describes the engagement with future leaders and potential FieldCore/GE employees as stimulating and very encouraging, giving beneficial insight into the upcoming talent pool from which future field engineers would be selected.
“FieldCore joined hands to prepare students for possibilities in a global career by providing academically stimulating, culturally enriching and advanced learning environment. Besides creating awareness around FieldCore and GE, as well as the exciting employment opportunities in field services, the FieldCore team also met with university lecturers to discuss joint developmental programs for students,” he says.
According to Raymon, such programs would have many benefits for students, FieldCore and the university.
Abdelmoneim Nounou, Service Manager for East Med, says FieldCore has multiple roles in society, besides simply “just doing business”. During the TKH internship fair the company’s participation helped to develop and prepare students for interview situations, among other things, while also building a pipeline from which future field services employees would flow.
“I believe it is a corporate social responsibility to help young people identify careers most suitable for them, including employment opportunities, while also assisting them to improve technical and leadership skills. Holistically, this will bode well for the country – and for FieldCore when it gets the chance to benefit from the talent it had helped develop,” Abdelmoneim adds.
Mai Emam, HR Generalist for FieldCore in Egypt, says today’s experience also gave great insight which will aid FieldCore to deploy its summer internships programs (not only for Egyptian tertiary institutions) but also for those to follow across the entire region).
Mai says that FieldCore’s participation in the TKH event is part of a larger university relationship-building program in Egypt. Earlier FieldCore participated in an online mock interview initiative with the American University in Cairo – and the company is looking to do more.
In addition to nurturing relationships with university officials, exhibiting at the TKH internship fair also helped the FieldCore team in Egypt cement relationships with other companies and industry players, sharing experiences and solutions for challenges.