ADCO offers its UAE National employees the opportunity to pursue their higher education (Bachelor Degree) in a variety of disciplines based on approved criteria and in line with business requirements. Every year, candidates have the chance to apply for Full time Study leave request which go through screening process to select the top ranked applicants who meet the agreed measures. All sponsored employees are paid only monthly stipend (75% of last gross salary) during their study period.
All sponsored employees are sent to the Higher Colleges of Technology to study the following disciplines:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Instrument Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
ADCO provides Internship programs for students from different educational centers to undergo their work placement for a certain period of time. These programs are offered all through the year and linked to the study programs/curricula of the universities and colleges. Priority is given to technical disciplines students and UAE nationals. Students get accredited for their internship program & make use of this training to finalize their graduation projects.
There are guidelines in place to administer the internship programs within ADCO to ensure the following:
- Maximum training benefit to the students and the objective of this program is met.
- Minimize or eliminate any hazards/ risks and to make sure these graduates are fully aware of HSE guidelines.
- To avoid any impact on ADCO’s business and to assure there is no contradiction between daily operations & support
provided for work placement graduates
Work placement program is limited only for local educational centers and below some examples of common ones:
- UAE University
- Higher Colleges of Technology
- Zayed University
- Abu Dhabi University
- Petroleum institute