Zawawi Trading Company qualifies 10 young Omanis for global careers with Mercedes-Benz

12th June, 2012. Muscat. Zawawi Trading Company (ZTC), the exclusive distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Oman, has successfully trained and qualified 10 young Omani men to become certified Maintenance Technicians for the luxury German automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz.

The newly certified Omani Maintenance Technicians have been educated to Mercedes-Benz global standards, qualifying them for jobs anywhere in the world, and immediately earning permanent positions with the Zawawi Mercedes-Benz after-sales department in Oman. With the youngest trainee starting the ZTC course at just 17 years, the average age of the graduates – who hail from across the Sultanate – is just 21 years.

Undergoing intensive training in the ZTC Learning Centre, the graduates underwent demanding English courses for six months at the Gulf Institute, before commencing a rigorous six month Mechanical Curriculum conducted under Mercedes-Benz’ tutelage at ZTC. A further 12 months was then spent undergoing On the Job Training (OJT) at Zawawi Mercedes-Benz before finally qualifying as certified Maintenance Technicians.Craig Hardie, CEO – Automotive, Zawawi Trading Company, said, “ZTC actively supports the growth and development of a highly qualified Omani workforce. With plans for new programmes underway, we will continue to nurture capable young Omanis as we further expand our business from So-har to Salalah.”With positions in the Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle divisions of ZTC, the young Omanis are now responsible for the routine maintenance, periodic maintenance, mechanical and electrical work of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Oman. Career progression is one of the core philosophies of ZTC, providing the globally qualified technicians further in-house training at Zawawi Mercedes-Benz, as well as at the regional Training Centre in Dubai to progress their careers to the next level of Systems Technicians.
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