Biographies and Success Stories:
I graduated from the Institute of Public Administration Dammam Branch – Executive Secretary Section on 2005. I had worked in an industrial company in Dammam from June to December 2005, and then I received an offer from BAE Systems in January 2006. Accepting this offer guaranteed me non-stop development opportunities. Starting as an Admin Assistant within the Human Resources Team, I progressed through development, training courses and challenges to become a Human Resources Professional. I subsequently received a great deal of support and training from the Company to complete my Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Level 7 Award and now hold the position of Human Resources Manager. This unlimited support from my employer, coupled with a professional working environment that fosters achievement, has enabled me to achieve my professional objectives.
BAE Systems is a leading business around the world in the Aerospace & Defence sector, operating in over 100 countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where BAE Systems has been operating for more than 50 years. Being part of the BAE Systems team here in Saudi Arabia helps me to see how I can support my country to achieve our 2030 Vision. I have been with BAE Systems since 2008, and prior to this I worked in a number of different industries, spending almost nine years in the Commercial Aviation sector. Only BAE Systems helped me recognise my personal strengths and my capability gaps, and then supported my skill development and progression from a new joiner to a leader within the Company.
As the Director of Assurance, my role is to ensure that BAE Systems products and services are always delivered at the highest International Quality Standards. There are many things I enjoy about being a BAE Systems employee, from the interactions I have with people from different countries and cultures, the opportunities I have to learn something new every day, the chance to work in high performing teams, and the knowledge that there is always a new challenge around the corner. There’s no such thing as mundane day at BAE Systems; every challenge provides you with a new opportunity to grow and achieve something new.
Having been with the Company for more than 23 years, I’ve had the opportunity to embrace a wide range of experiences and opportunities both within the Kingdom and internationally. Working everyday with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures I’ve been able to expand my knowledge and look at challenges and opportunities with a fresh perspective. The environment within BAE Systems fosters innovation and creativity and with support from the business I’ve had the chance to make a real difference on major projects here in the Kingdom. As a member of the BAE Systems team you are encourage to reach your full potential, and, with the backing of an international organisation, your commitment and efforts are matched with a wide range of training and developmental support. BAE Systems carries out critical work here in the Kingdom and I’m proud to be part of the team.
Since joining BAE Systems in 2011 I’ve had the chance to develop my career and accomplish many new things. Starting out in PR & Communications, my skills were put to the test as I had the opportunity to plan major events, work closely with the Saudi media and play my part in supporting communications across an international team. More recently I’ve had the chance to progress in my career in the Strategy & Planning department, where I am currently responsible for researching the changes taking place in our external business environment. I’ve had the chance to participate in many of the opportunities that the Company makes available to its employees, including forums and committees focussed on key employee and business issues. BAE Systems fosters an environment of employee-led innovation and welcomes new ideas from across the organisation. As part of the BAE Systems team, I’m pleased to play my part in the success of the business in the important work we do in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
As an Aircraft Maintenance Technician the work I do for BAE Systems Saudi Arabia makes a real difference every single day. Working in the Kingdom provides me with a role that is both challenging and rewarding, and being part of diverse team has helped me develop new perspectives and insights into international business. In addition to playing a crucial role in the safe running of a world-leading aircraft, life in Saudi Arabia has given me the opportunity to embrace lots of new experiences and make many new friends.