Fourteen staff from the national carrier were identified to take part in the second Young Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP). A graduation ceremony for the participants to mark the conclusion of the 24-month programme was held yesterday.
Throughout the programme, participants underwent three components for professional training and development as well as career mentoring by Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) Executive Management Team (EMT) as part of the strategic transformation approach. The initiatives are valuable for the participants to gain the skillsets and competencies needed to keep them challenged, motivated and engaged to help them achieve their goal and grow within the organisation.
“At RB, we recognise our people are the drivers for growth and a strong contributor to the company’s success. More than ever, as a modern airline need to rely on our people’s skills, creativity and capability to remain competitive in today’s fast-paced and dynamic working environment.
“It’s one of the reasons why RB places high value in the continued learning and development of our people to keep our workforce skilled and embody a growth mindset – both important traits in today’s era. The programme was initiated to nurture a ready pool of talents who are adept, high-performing, passionate, and effective and challenge the status-quo to become young Bruneian professionals on par with their international peers,” said RB CEO Captain Haji Khalidkhan bin Haji Asmakhan.
The programme is also RB’s response to helping the country achieve Brunei Vision 2035 in realising the first goal of an educated, highly-skilled and accomplished people.
One of the participants and CEO’s mentee RB Schedule Planning Officer Mohamad Ashraf Fitri bin Haji Mohamad said, “Many have seen fruition of the programme’s success and how the journey as a participant expedites one’s capabilities to another level which would otherwise take years to realise. I would like to thank the people of RB for committing the time and effort in developing the programme and seeing the potential in those who might not have otherwise.”