Graduate Employee Management System (GEMS)

Department: Graduate Employee (trainees) Employment Type: Trainee
REF ID: #62


The “Graduate Employee Management System (GEMS)” is our flagship recruitment program, which offers a unique opportunity to launch a career in Al Meera. You join as an Associate in the Operations, Commercial and Organization Business Development streams. You will start in our Head Office and build your expertise through hands on assignments in different areas. Al Meera’s approach is to combine rigorous analysis, innovative structuring all with a focus on sustainability and to drive development. The program is open to recent graduates of any streams with upto 3yrs of experience and with strong willingness to learn.  You should be able to demonstrate a track record of success in your prior work experience and have a strong interest working in retail markets.

Program Features

  •  6 months program with 2 to 3 rotational assignments in different departments. Once agreed in the interest by both the associate and the company, he/she will be assigned a new job title in the chosen department and provided further training for a period of 3 months to 1yr as required.
  •  Participating units include Organization Business Development, Commercial and Operations.
  •  Leadership exposure and development that provides strong opportunities for growth.
  • Active coaching throughout the program. The program is structured to provide you with a solid understanding of Al Meera’s business. 

On Boarding and Career Development 

You will participate in a 1 day on- boarding/ induction program, where you will learn about Al Meera in general and specifically about an overview of the departments you will be working closely with. You will also interact with senior management and the wide team. In addition, you will be enrolled in a 8-week residential. training course with each of the above-mentioned departments, where you will be introduced to Al Meera’s working culture, processes and procedure. The residential training course in each of these departments is a series of training courses that form building blocks to support your career progression as a professional at Al Meera. You will also have an opportunity to interact with other Al Meera group professionals, which will enable you to forge career long networks across the group and gain a greater understanding of each group’s products and operations.

Your Role as a GEMS Professional

You will be recruited as an Associate Officer (AO).  AO’s are part of a multidisciplinary team focused on creating long term value for customers, markets and relationships they are actively involved in supporting the team by carrying out administrative duties as well as help to set up and monitor the critical path for each product right from product development to delivery into the warehouse.  In this role, your objectives will be to maximize the impact of Al Meera’s intervention and contribute to the development of our operation by executing innovative, developmental, and profitable strategies for Al Meera.  


The AO’s should have upto 3yrs of prior work experience.

Other requirements:

  • Recent graduates of any streams aged 21yrs to 25yrs.
  • Strong analytical and assessment skills, as well as a solid understanding of the retail environment.
  • Knowledge of relevant industry sector trends, sound business judgment and problem solving, negotiation and commercial skills.
  • Enthusiasm for working in multi-cultural teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, fluency in Arabic is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel within Doha.

Application and Selection Process

 Applications for the Graduate Employee Management Program are accepted annually through

  •  Career Fair
  •  Online at the Al Meera web portal

Interviews usually take place in April/May and offers are typically made early June. GEMS participants typically join in July of each year. (Only for this first year)