Devoteam adds executive education to Knowledge Up program in Saudi

17 September 2021 2 min. read

Three years after launching its ‘Knowledge Up’ program in Saudi Arabia, Devoteam has expanded the program’s scope to include an executive education curriculum at some of the world’s top universities. 

The Knowledge Up program is a skills and career accelerator for young talent. Devoteam developed the initiative in France (where it is headquartered) with the aim of helping fresh graduates become experts in IT consulting, technology and project management, as well as gain expertise in leading technology stacks such as Google Cloud, GSuite, Ansible, Openshift, ServiceNow, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and RedHat. 

The two-year program initially launched in France in 2017, and a year on, it was rolled out across the firm’s European operations (including Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, and the UK) and in the Middle East.

Devoteam adds executive education to Knowledge Up program in Saudi

The graduate scheme has rapidly proven its success. According to Devoteam board member Sebastien Chevrel, around 30% of the company’s annual intake of 2,000 new professionals currently join through the Knowledge Up program.

In Saudi Arabia, the first batch in 2018 saw 44 graduates join the program, with a similar number of juniors participating in the subsequent classes. Commenting on the program in the Kingdom, Osama Ghoul, CEO of Devoteam Middle East said: “We invest in our talents, and in our youth to pay back to the communities in which we operate, and also to deliver even higher value to our clients.” 

“The program has been a great success in the Kingdom so far, helping many youngsters advance their careers and gain a great deal of knowledge about the consulting and technology fields.”

Now, Devoteam has ‘upgraded’ its Knowledge Up program in Saudi Arabia with the possibility for participants to follow executive education courses at top universities in the region, Europe and the US. This added feature is however reserved only for the very best of each class. Following the first selection round held recently, “four exceptional performing members” have been selected for the new executive education program.