4 Jan 2022

Alba announces 607 promotions – highest ever achieved in Alba’s history

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the world’s largest smelter ex-China and an employer of choice in the Region, announced a record-breaking 600-plus employee promotions for 2021 in the wake of continued growth and success during in a ceremony that was held on 29 December 2021 at the Company’s premises.

The promotions were based on Alba’s Master Training Plan (initiated back in 2019), Skills Matrix and Training & Development Programme (TDP) and the most recent, Al Jisr Programme (launched in 2020).

Commenting on these promotions, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali said:

“Alba success relies on the strength of its employees and our business is as good as our human capital.

We believe that by investing in our nationals, we will be preparing them to shape our culture and keep us on course as the number one Aluminium supplier for the generations to come.

I truly believe that our culture has everything to do with our bottom-line – today and in the future.

Despite the unforeseen challenges of COVID-19 since 2020, Alba has made commendable efforts to ensure that its Training and Development objectives remained on track through virtual platforms and e-learning solutions. It is truly noteworthy that in 2021, Alba achieved more than 581,000 training hours and a company-wide 6.5% of total work hours being allocated to employee capacity building activities – one of the highest in the industrial sector in Bahrain.”

Alba has one of the largest national workforces in the Kingdom of Bahrain with around 3,200 employees of whom 84% are Bahraini nationals.

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