Bombardier Transportation has announced it will establish an Engineering Academy in Cairo to develop the next generation of skilled Bombardier engineers for its mobility projects in Egypt and beyond.
The academy will be open to recent engineering graduates in Egypt who are interested in developing a long-term career in rail transport with Bombardier. The training programme will provide a structured series of work placements on the Cairo monorail mega-project, as well as classroom-based tuition and online tuition, individual assignments and mentoring. It will be aligned with established and proven Bombardier engineering systems and processes. Once they have completed the programme successfully, the engineers will have access to the Bombardier international job career path.
“The Bombardier Transportation Engineering Academy will be an exciting post-graduate programme giving talented young Engineers the benefit of practical work experience combined with the opportunity to learn from international engineering experts from a world leading mobility provider. Our young engineers will undertake assignments in the real-life project delivery environment here in Cairo on our monorail mega-project. This hands-on approach will enable our trainees to hone their skills and the programme presents opportunities to gain long-term employment in the rail industry with Bombardier,” said Ahmed Eldamanhoury, Managing Director Egypt at Bombardier Transportation.
Under the project, Bombardier aims to recruit up to 15 aspiring young engineers for its first Engineering Academy and it will officially launch the recruitment for the programme early next year. It also plans further intakes in the years that follow. The program will be promoted at Recruitment Fairs, on LinkedIn and on Bombardier’s careers website. Once the programme is launched, applications must be submitted online via the career’s website, as Bombardier does not accept applications or CVs via email.
The new project has been announced at the TransMEA 2020 exhibition in Cairo that takes place between 22 and 25 November at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre (EIEC).
In August 2019, a consortium of Bombardier, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors won the contract to design and build Cairo’s new monorail system, consisting of two new lines and incorporating 70 Innovia monorail 300 four-car trains and the CityFlo 650 communication-based train control (CBTC) signalling technology, as well as project management and system integration.