Daimler is currently hosting 23 students from the Arab economic region in Stuttgart. Wilfried Porth, Member of Daimler’s Board of Management for Human Resources and Labor Relations Director, and Assem O. Kabesh, Head of the Young Arab Leaders (YAL) organization, are hosting the young people tomorrow (Friday, July 10) in the context of an exchange program entitled “Arab European Internship Exchange.” The program offers the students the possibility to gain occupational experience in a different culture at Daimler and to establish contacts with the company’s executives during a three-month internship.

The participants in the training program – ten female and thirteen male students – come from Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. They are between 19 and 24 years old and students of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, informatics, economics and business management. The participating students were selected by Daimler and YAL from a large number of applicants, with particular emphasis being placed on motivation, intercultural competence and team skills.

Wilfried Porth, Board of Management Member for Human Resources and Labor Relations Director: “The program is extremely well suited to promote the dialogue between Arab students and experienced Daimler executives. Both sides can learn from each other through the exchange of opinions in the context of this network.”

The “Arab European Internship Exchange” program was initiated by YAL and Daimler, who have been cooperating since 2005. YAL has the goal of creating an environment conducive to the ongoing development of future executives from the Arab region. The three-month internships offer insights into the departments of Human Resources, Research & Development, Sales & Marketing, Finance & Controlling, Information Technology, Purchasing & Logistics und After Sales. In addition to the internships, two grants will be awarded to particularly deserving students at the Hector School of the University of Karlsruhe, with a focus on the exchange between countries and corporate cultures.

Source: Daimler AG