349 get conditional employment offers

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CONDITIONAL offers of employment (COE) were awarded to 349 students undergoing programmes under the Energy Industry Competency Framework (EICF) yesterday at the BRIDEX hall.

The first batch of students from the Brunei Maritime Academy were amongst those who received COEs – which promises employment upon graduating - from several companies in industry as part of Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office’s 2014 oil and gas job fair held last week.

Local Business Development Manager from Adinin Works and Engineering Md Ayob Hj Abd Halim – who presented COE’s to 15 welders, eight riggers, 10 scaffolders and 25 marker/fitter trainees said the EICF programme had produced quality graduates who could be competitive in the industry.

“We give the COEs to those we feel can contribute to the company, and this being the third time we have taken in EICF graduates, I can say they are very good,” said Ayob, adding that Adinin Works and Engineering provided further training as the employees progressed.

Chairman of Amarco Ariffin H. Masrah who presented COE’s to nine students of the Brunei Maritime Academy which was just launched earlier this year said he was impressed by selected student’s enthusiasm and promised commitment.

“During the interview, we were looking for engine and deck rating personnel and we found nine who were willing to be up to the challenge and be open to a new experience,” said the chairman.

Currently there are 741 students in training under the EICF’s Industrial Skill Qualification and Higher National Technical Education Certificate programmes.

366 students of the 741 had already secured COE’s prior to the job fair, Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohammad Yasmin Hj Umar mentioned during the launch of the oil and gas job fair last week.

The Brunei Times