Vocational Colleges Graduates

Diploma graduates

This program helps participants obtain the required skills to fulfill operational, maintenance, administrative and clerical jobs.The application opening will be announced soon.

The Vocational College Graduates Non-Employee Program (VCGNEP) is designed for: Technical, industrial, telecommunication, community college and institutes of public administration graduates.


Requirements for VCGNE

  • Candidates who graduated from the below required schools and majors.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.00 out of 4.00 or 3.00 out of 5.00.
  • Not exceed the age of 28 Hijra years.
  • Apply within 3 years of their diploma graduation date.

Have you applied to the program before?

Applicants who previously applied for the VCGNE program and were not selected, will be able to apply for this year’s VCGNE program. Applicants must take this year’s placement test and must meet all current eligibility requirements. Applicants will only be allowed one retest. Therefore, applicants who were previously retested will not be eligible to apply for this year’s program.

  • To view the local colleges/institutes with majors for the VCGNE program, click here.  
  • To view Sample test items for both the English and math screening tests, click here.

What you need to do:

  • Complete the online application form.
  • Attend the English and Math test scheduled from July 23 to August 7 , 2021.

If you are initially nominated for the program, you will be scheduled for an appointment to complete the below processes:

  • Complete the pre-employment medical examination. You will receive the invitation through email.
  • Signing the training agreement and issuing your ID card.
  • Attending the program start-up on Sunday October 17, 2021.

Note: the dates above are subject to change is and will be updated accordingly.  

How to Apply

You can apply online only during the announced registration period.

Process overview

Note: Applicants are not considered “accepted” into the program until they have signed the training agreement, been issued an ID, and have reported to the training center.


Benefits while studying as an apprentice

  • monthly stipend
  • housing, as per Saudi Aramco’s housing policy.
  • free transportation on Saudi Aramco buses
  • free medical care, as per the company’s policy
  • access to recreational facilities
  • use of the company’s aviation services inside the Kingdom
  • discounted tickets on Saudi Arabian Airlines domestic flights
  • annual Ramadan vacation, plus public and ITC holidays as per the annual training calendar
  • remedial classes to provide extra support when needed.

Job benefits as a Saudi Aramco employee

  • monthly salaries* plus one Ramadan salary
  • annual housing allowance
  • possibility of annual corporate bonus
  • 30 days annual leave balance plus public holidays, as scheduled in the company’s operational calendar
  • medical coverage for you, your wife, children, and your parents
  • option to participate in the company’s savings plan (Thrift Plan)
  • option to participate in the company’s Home Ownership Program
  • access to recreational facilities
  • use of the company’s aviation services inside the Kingdom
  • use of the company’s bus transportation services
  • privilege to acquire corporate discounts with various product and service providers in the Kingdom and around the world, such as major hotels, international airlines and car rental companies

*Salary and grade code is determined after completion of the apprenticeship program.