Extra backing for Bahraini training with Gulf Air

The importance of aviation to the future of Bahrain was reinforced at the Bahrain Air Show today with the signing of an MoU between Gulf Air and the Kingdom’s labour fund Tamkeen

Gulf Air's chief executive Capt. Waleed Al Alawi and Tamkeen's acting CEO. Maha Mofeez sign the MoU

The agreement is to support the training and employment of Bahrainis in the industry and was signed by Gulf Air's chief executive Capt. Waleed Al Alawi and Tamkeen's acting CEO. Maha Mofeez.

Mofeez emphasized the importance of this joint cooperation with Gulf Air, thanking Gulf Air for its continuous support in qualifying and upskilling Bahrainis in the high-potential aviation sector.

“One of Tamkeen’s key mandates is to support the development of localising talent across all sectors, while also focusing on enhancing the specialised skills that contribute to high-quality job opportunities. Tamkeen works closely with leading local and international organizations to provide the necessary support and training as part of our commitment to supporting locals in the workforce and helping them develop in their careers, in line with current and future market requirements.”

Gulf Air has recorded high Bahrainisation rates employing a higher percentage of nationals compared to other carriers in the region.

“Tamkeen is a strategic partner for Gulf Air, supporting many training and employment programs for our nationals,” said Al Alawi. “The airline represents one of the most prominent private sector companies for employing Bahrainis, and therefore, we are pleased to cooperate with Tamkeen again and contribute to promoting the development of Bahraini talent.”