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OFDPM announces opening of the application process for the 2017-18 FDPM Fellowship Programme

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The Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister (OFDPM) today announced the opening of the application process for the year-long FDPM Fellowship Programme.

The third year of the prestigious programme will once again provide an opportunity for newly-selected public sector applicants to benefit from a wide range of development and training activities.

The application process for the FDPM Fellowship is open to all government employees below managerial level and can be accessed through the FDPM website. All applications are to be submitted before Sunday, 19 March.

The Office of the FDPM Director General, His Excellency Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, stated that the FDPM Fellowship provides a vital platform that supports and delivers the vision of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince to improve workforce performance and invest in young talented leaders who can contribute to building a bright future for the Kingdom.

Speaking about the success of the programme, His Excellency noted that the number of applicants to the programme had increased from 600 to 700 in the first two years, and that those applying were highly-competent employees from a wide range of government departments. The Director General also commented that the FDPM Fellowship entails a rigorous selection process based on equal opportunity.

His Excellency added that the OFDPM is looking forward to the third year of the Fellowship, and is committed to providing a dynamic environment that helps develop analytical and leadership skills, whilst stimulating creativity and innovation that can be used by the Fellows upon their return to government departments and help contribute to the comprehensive development goals set out by the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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