NAS Holding Announces the Launch of the Aircraft Engineers Maintenance Programme (AEMP)

High school graduates qualify to receive the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA 147) Certification when enrolling in the programme

Riyadh - February 2015 -
NAS Holding announced the launch of new training opportunities ending with employment as part of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Programme, which is a NAS Holding Human Resources Programme.

NAS Holding explained that the application process in the technical programme geared for Saudi youth and high school graduates in particular commences Sunday February 15, 2015 and will continue until Sunday March 1, 2015 inviting all applicants to send their CVs in Arabic and English to a dedicated email

Commenting on the programme, Naeem Al Shabanah, Executive Director, Group Human Resources & Administration at NAS Holding, said: "NAS Holding Group and its subsidiaries are deeply committed to training and employing Saudi youth.  This stems from the Group’s firm belief in the exceptional capabilities that the Saudi youth have.  He added that outputs from such programmes provide high skills and provides high quality workforce in the job market and in turn will contribute in achieving our Saudization objectives."

Al Shabanah added, "We are the first company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to provide the opportunity for Saudi nationals to receive the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA 147) Certification inside the Kingdom.

From his end, Bandar Al Dhabaan, Head of HR Relationship Management at NAS Holding highlighted the details of the programme stating, "The Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Programme (AEMP) is a five year programme comprising various stages including one year dedicated for English language instruction and four years to become EAS certified  Trainees will also receive a monthly bonus in addition to other benefits and compensation allowing them to receive the EASA 147 Certification which is globally recognized in the aviation industry.

Applicants enrolling in AEMP need to be Saudi nationals with a high school diploma, (science section) with no less than 80% grade average and with no less than 65% in the abilities test and must be in the age bracket of 18-24.  NAS Holding also explained that the applicants will need to pas the personal interview and undergo the necessary tests including a medical test as a prerequisite.  Applicants that have taken the TOEFL and scored 450 or more will have priority admission into the programme.

The AEMP is the latest in a series of NAS Holding training programmes for Saudi youth, Future Pilots, which targets graduating 150 First Officers and from which 70 trainees have graduated to date; the Flight Dispatchers Programme targeting 50 graduates out of which 10 trainees have graduated to date; and the Cabin Crew Programme which is currently in progress and has a target graduating more than 150 cabin crew.