The agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow between Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala sovereign wealth fund and Airbus will allow Emirati engineering students to follow internships in Toulouse with the European aircraft manufacturer.
Internships at Airbus for Emirati engineering students
This is the kind of information that does not go beyond the tweet but which is nevertheless essential because it relates to the human factor. Mubadala Investment Co, the sovereign wealth fund of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Airbus have signed an agreement which aims to provide internship opportunities to Emirati engineering students. Over the next three years, 12 Emirati engineering students will be hosted at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, where they will carry out their internship under the supervision of experts and specialists from the European aircraft manufacturer.
Already 5,000 students since 2015?
“Since 2015, more than 5,000 students of all levels and entrepreneurs have participated in Airbus programs in the Middle East, allowing them to learn about the industry, gain practical knowledge and improve their skills,” says Airbus. Slightly vague and confused communications gibberish that deserves more concrete details on everything that has been done since 2015 because it is a story that deserves to be told.
Saudi Arabia is also in demand
Especially since other countries in the region are also in demand. Like Saudi Arabia which, like the United Arab Emirates, wants to strengthen a nascent national aerospace and defense industry and which needs more local talent to move up a notch.