Program Format
In-Person
Program Type
Instructor-paced
Program Start/End Date
01 Sep 2023 - 01 Sep 2024
Language
English
Enrollment Status
Applications close
Applications open
04 Jun 2023
Applications close
02 Jul 2023
Program Format
In-Person
Program Type
Instructor-paced
Program Start/End Date
01 Sep 2023 - 01 Sep 2024
Language
English
Program Overview 

The Misk Traineeship Program aims to empower, upskill, and prepare the youth of Saudi Arabia to become responsible and active participants in tomorrow's economy. This is achieved through the creation and management of strong, unique, and professional traineeship opportunities in partnership with leading local and international companies.

Program Details:

Misk, in partnership with Cisco, introduces the Accelerated Apprenticeship Pre-Grad Program, a fellowship opportunity. The purpose of this program is to attract, develop, and provide best-in-industry career opportunities to diverse groups of young people, benefiting our society and industry.

The program targets university students expected to graduate by 2024. Exceptional rising talent candidates will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Cisco technologies and operations for a duration of 12 months. This immersive experience will be a paid cutting-edge learning opportunity, focusing on the development of program management and technical skills in areas such as automation, security, and programmability, among others.

The program combines the following:

  • Traditional/hybrid classroom instruction​
  • 1:1 Coaching​
  • On-The-Job Training​
  • Mentorship
  • Job Rotation

Program Duration:

Participants will go through either of the following tracks:

  1. 6 Months of Academic Learning followed by 6 Months of Work Experience (Co-op).
  2. 6 Months of Work Experience (Co-op) followed by 6 Months of Academic Learning.
Program Outcomes
  • Opportunity to earn industry certifications (CCNA, CAPM, etc)
  • Competitive salary for the duration of the program (12 months)
  • Gain work experience in an international environment
  • Accelerated career path
  • Upon successful completion of the program, an opportunity to transition into a permanent role at Cisco
  • Target Certifications at the end of the program: NCEs- CCNA (minimum) PMs-CAPM
Program Prerequisites
  • Must be a Saudi national  
  • Fluent in English and Arabic  
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills  
  • Can produce quality work under pressure with immediate deadlines  
  • Ability to adjust in rapidly changing environment and to prioritize your activities/set the right expectations with your internal and external stakeholders  
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 

 

Desired skills:

  • Curiosity, critical thinking and problem-solving 
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to multi-task 
  • Promising document development through Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Flexibility and willingness to conduct teamwork & build professional relationships 

 

Internship industry focus:

Technical Role

  1. In the last year of a bachelor’s degree in Networking, IT, Computer Science, or related Engineering degree
  2. Interest in technology and in understanding technical issues
  3. Knowledge at CCNA or CCNP level
  4. Holding Cisco Certifications (e.g., CCNA, CCNP) or other industry-relevant certifications is a plus

Non-Technical Role

  1. In the last year of a Management Information Systems or related degree
  2. Interest in technology
  3. Project management (ex. CAPM, PMP, PRINCE2) and/or ITIL certification is a plus
Program Highlights
Location
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Duration
12 Months
Target Audience
Co-op students of bachelor’s degree
benefits
Practical training with financial rewards
Start Date
September, 2023
1:1 Coaching​
One-on-one coaching sessions and mentorship
Skills You Will Gain
Leadership
Communication
Problem solving
Data Analysis
Application Process
  1. Sign up
    Sign up through Misk Hub to create your profile
  2. Apply
    Complete your application
  3. Evaluation
    Misk will evaluate your application
  4. Video Submission and Assessment
    Successful applicants will be required to submit a video biography
  5. Interview
    Successful applicants will be interviewed virtually (online)
  6. Browsing Opportunities
    Successful applicants will gain access to the available internship opportunities and mark interest to preferred programs
  7. Career Essential Courses
    Candidates must complete career essential courses as pre-requisite to become eligible for an internship program
  8. Internship Host Company Assessment
    Candidates will go through a specific assessment process by the internship host company (e.g. interviews)
  9. Application Confirmation
    Successful applicants will receive a confirmation on their program acceptance and enrollment details All applicants will receive an update on their application process within 4 to 6 weeks from completing their application
Frequently Asked Questions

You can find more information about the program dates on the program specific page. 

Successful applicants who are qualified will be required to submit a video biography. Yes, it is a mandatory part of the application 

All applicants will receive an update on their application process within 4 to 6 weeks from completing their application 

No, the internship opportunities require a full-time commitment of 5 days per week, 8 hours per day for the full duration of the internship program 

This is possible depending on your performance in the internship program and the availability of a vacant position within internship host company 

Yes, you need to be fluent in English and Arabic 

You will receive a confirmation email stating that your application has been successfully received 

No, all internship programs require in-person presence 

Yes, interns will receive Misk Traineeship Program Completion Certificate upon successful completion of the program 

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