Tatweer Petroleum’s nationalization rate rose from 82% to just over 84% in 2019, as the Company’s total headcount increased from 819 to 903.
The Tatweer Savings Plan for national staff, which started in July 2018, remains competitive in the industry.
A total of 20 Bahraini nationals were promoted to leadership or higher level leadership positions (department Section Head or above). Leadership training was planned to be conducted for 175 Bahraini employees to develop and better prepare them for future higher level roles. 78 of these employees began the training program in 2019, and the remaining employees will begin in early 2020.
In 2019, Tatweer Petroleum delivered approximately 68,188 man-hours of training and development to its employees in the form of developmental assignments and technical, business, and HSE training. In addition to this, Tatweer Petroleum’s Annual Summer Internship program, in cooperation with the Supreme Council for Women, provided two months’ work experience for 36 Bahraini students attending local and international universities. The Company also hosted 14 students from Shaikh Nasser Vocational Technical Center for 6 weeks and another 9 students from Bahrain Bayan School for a 1 week experiential learning program.
Tatweer Petroleum continued the Individual Development Plan (IDP) Program, first implemented in 2016, as part of its commitment to train and develop Bahraini employees in their respective fields of responsibility. With the IDP program, Tatweer Petroleum has been able to put in place personalized development plans for all eligible Bahraini employees. These plans are renewed annually and progress relative to these plans is tracked throughout the year for each Bahraini employee to achieve agreed technical and other competency targets.
Tatweer Petroleum continues to conduct performance management workshops as needed for both employees and leadership. These workshops are utilized to educate employees on Tatweer’s Performance Management philosophy and processes, as well as to strengthen the competencies of the Company’s leadership, as they continue to manage employee performance in efforts to drive for continuous improvement within Tatweer as a performance-driven organization.