Ericsson has welcomed a new cohort of Saudi graduates as part of its ongoing Fresh Graduate Program in Saudi Arabia. Experiencing different roles in engineering, information technology, and strategy and commercial management, a total of 22 new graduates have joined Ericsson Saudi Arabia in early January.
With Ericsson’s persistent efforts to increase the number of females in the field of science, technology, education and mathematics, 32 percent of the fresh graduates that joined Ericsson in January are female.
The young talent plays an instrumental role in delivering industry pilots of possible 5G solutions in areas including automation, augmented reality, Internet of Things, industry 4.0, smart airports and smart ports.
Håkan Cervell, vice president and head of Ericsson Saudi Arabia and Egypt, said: “Ericsson is passionate about nurturing the talents of fresh graduates from diverse areas of study and into every area of our business. Our Fresh Graduates Program provides structured training and development to promote the talent and the potential of the youth in the field of information and communications technology. The graduates have been able to observe emerging trends in the international scene, and study new technologies and business opportunities in the market. In line with the ambitions of Saudi Vision 2030, Ericsson is committed to the prioritization and development of the local talent to drive the digital transformation of the Kingdom.”
Since its inception in 2018, the Fresh Graduate Program in Saudi Arabia has employed more than 140 graduates. The program has created an open ecosystem for research and implementation of innovative projects enabled by the latest technologies in line with the digital transformation ambitions of Saudi Vision 2030.
With country-specific programs and initiatives, Ericsson confirms its commitment toward technology innovation of the network infrastructures and its role as enabler of an ecosystem that can support Saudi Arabia’s socioeconomic growth.