CIPS awards UAE students with procurement certificates
As part of its efforts to ensure UAE procurement and supply professionals work within global industry standards, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has awarded 20 students from the Zabeel International Institute of Management and Technology with Diplomas and Advanced Certificates in Procurement and Supply this August.
The students come from a variety of seniority levels and from industries including aviation, oil and gas and engineering.
As businesses in the region begin to compete in global markets, standardization in procurement and supply governance is becoming increasingly important to ensure seamless cross-border operations.
Professionals in procurement and supply are often among the most impactful employees with the authority to make decisions that can affect the way an organization functions.
This makes it important that employees in the industry are well-trained to follow best practices which will help minimize ethical implications and encourage more strategic and reliable local and international partnerships.
“CIPS qualifications are globally accepted as the benchmark for leading practice in procurement and I am pleased with our continued collaboration with Zabeel Institute who deliver CIPS qualifications for procurement and supply students in the UAE. They have managed to inspire a high pass rate which has led to the students achieving their aspiration to gain an accredited and internationally recognized qualification,’’ said Sam Achampong, Regional Director, CIPS MENA.
CIPS currently has 14 approved study centers across MENA and holds annual international exam accreditations in May, June and November. There are currently over 1,500 CIPS members taking the qualifications route to achieve MCIPS status which is obtainable by completing the Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma levels, in conjunction with three years’ experience in a role of responsibility in procurement and supply.
“The course was a challenging experience however the motivation and constant guidance provided by the instructors, in addition to networking opportunities with other professionals, made it an enjoyable and fruitful journey. I’m looking forward to starting the challenge for Level 5,” reflected one of the graduating students, Alper Uysal, Contract Management Specialist, Dubai International Airport.