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Samref E-Learning

E-Learning is a key corporate strategy, aligned with major corporate initiatives.

E-Learning courses in SAMREF cover: Operations, Process, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrument, Safety, IT, English language, Management & others.

 Benefits of E-Learning in SAMREF

  • Provides a learning organization, whereby all employees keep developing their competencies and enhancing their talents.
  • Allows employees to learn anytime anywhere.
  • Prepares our workforce for the future.
  • Helps employees close their training proficiency gaps at their convenience.



Maintaining a high level of Saudization is one of SAMREF’s core strategies. The percentage started with 50.4 % in 1988 and reached 83.5% in 2000. SAMREF is now occupying pioneering positions as a national company to implement Saudization policy of percentage stands at 90% until 2013.

Training & Career Development

T&CD is constantly elevating the standards of the performance of SAMREF's human competency resources to meet the needs of a highly competitive market through a collection of training & development programs for new high school , college university graduates or senior level staff. Example of these programs includes (but not limited to):

Training Courses

  • Established training programs are ongoing for SAMREF employees. Training Courses Formats: In-House, On Site, In-Kingdom and Out-of- Kingdom Training courses. These courses cover engineers, technicians, Operational staff and supervisors as well as managerial staff.

Professional Development Program (PDP)

  • This program provides new university graduates the opportunity for planned growth and development
  • It contains series of developmental and training assignments, induction sessions, professional educational courses and technical courses

Apprenticeship Program & Skill Enhancement Program (SEP)

  • This program is for high school/college graduates
  • It ensures that craftsmen (Operators, Technicians, etc..) are qualified and competent to perform the work-related tasks up to full-fledged standards

Engineering Specialist Development (ESD)

  • This program is for staff engineers
  • It furnishes an effective mechanism to develop resident expertise in selective work areas/disciplines for potential engineers to better grow and serve the company as future Specialists, Experts and Technical Consultants

Management Leadership Development Program (MLDP)

  • This program is for potential supervisors and employees in supervisory positions and in accordance to SAMREF succession plan.
  • It provides suitable scheme to identify potential candidates for supervisory and managerial positions and develops them to become competent in assuming such roles

Proficiency Management Program (PMP)

  • This program is for SAMREF full fledge employees and it is based on gap analysis.
  • Gap analysis is computerized process that identifies the competencies that require further training development actions to improve Job-holding current proficiency level and consequently close the gaps.
  • Gap Analysis application is visited in the following situations:
    • When line supervisors update their subordinates' current proficiencies. This process is essential and continuous.
    • When line supervisors start setting up their subordinates' annual development plans.
    • When processing promotion requests and during career counseling deliberations, to identify candidates for other jobs or different career paths.
SAMREF's Coop Program:
The Company as part of its social responsibility offers temporary employment opportunities to a limited number of Saudi students from various universities and colleges to allow them to gain practical work experience and satisfy their academic program graduation requirements.