BD to empower youth across MENA through its ‘GenZ’ program reiterating its commitment to International Youth Day 2021

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Company encourages the development of young talent in the field of medical technologies and innovations through trainee internship programs 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates:The Dubai Branch of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced its ‘GenZ’ internship program to empower youth from the MENA region with 21st-century employability skills. Over the next two years, the company aims to equip young talent across MENA with hands on corporate experience across various organizational functions and prepare them for a strong professional trajectory. 

The BD GenZ internship program initially began in 2018 and has impacted  several youth through the company’s internships. The duration of the program is 8 weeks, during which the interns are exposed to various modules that help them build business competencies, develop areas of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and self-management. They are also provided with a mentor that guides them throughout the program providing career advice.

“It is always said that the brightest ideas come from the youngest minds,” said Maher Elhassan, Vice President & General Manager, BD Middle East, North Africa & Turkey. “At BD, we seek delight in nurturing this thought and want to impact the youth in the region by being a proponent of such initiatives that help them lay a strong foundation for a better tomorrow. The Middle East and North Africa is home to the world’s youngest population with more than half under the age of 25. Programs like these not only guide the young generation to nurture their skills but also set a pace to their career progression whilst inculcating a growth mindset the BD way”.

“At BD, we believe that the success of any effort cannot be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people. On this International Youth Day 2021, we reiterate our commitment to diversity and inclusion to celebrate and inspire youth in the region to achieve great feats in the future” said Haya Aboud, HR Manager, BD, MENA. 

To drive the GenZ program efficiently in the present environment of remote and hybrid working, BD has also introduced online learning modules that help candidates develop key technical and soft skills during their internship. Through this program, BD aims to reduce the unemployment rate in the region by instigating a culture that is conducive to the professional growth of the youth. 

About BD:

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical processes for health care providers. BD and its 70,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.