The project proposal to include: client requirements, project aims and objectives, consultancy outcomes, research approach and rationale, outline timetable, resource requirements and costing.


Outline Structure for the Project


Section Heading This section includes
Cover / Header
  • Client, Project title, consultant details, to a professional standard of presentation
1 Purpose of report
  • Client Brief and requirements
  • Summary of pre project consultations with client
  • Terms of Reference for the project, including all key deliverables and project milestones (as agreed with the client)
2 Background
  • The organisational or business problem or opportunity as presented by the client
  • Organisational or business / environmental context for the project
  • Any theories / concepts relevant to the problem / issue
3 Project Proposal

(approx. 1000 words)

  • The project proposal document. To include: client requirements, project aims and objectives, consultancy outcomes, research approach and rationale, outline timetable, resource requirements and costing (see also Key Project Components section below for details to include)
4 Analysis and evaluation

of Issues

  • The key issues are identified
  • The key issues are analysed, using appropriate analytical and diagnostic tools and techniques
5 Findings and conclusions
  • The key findings and conclusions to be drawn from the analysis and evaluation of issues and topics. To be
6 Recommendations
  • An action plan, using SMART approach.
7 Appendices
  • Technical details as appropriate for the particular consultancy project and client
8 Reflective Summary

(max. 1000 words)

  • Personal post project review
  • Team post project review (where appropriate)

Purpose of report

The research project in the following area will be carried out on behalf of Recruitment Company. The project aims at attempting to evaluate the total number of students from Saudi Arabia and who are undertaking their studies abroad. The category of study filed includes post graduate (Masters and PhD), undergraduate Bachelors, professional non degree as well as certified courses like ACCA. The point of focus will be the United Kingdom.


In Saudi Arabia, the Majesty King Abdullah has offered scholarships to several students studying abroad. The number is approximated at 140,000 students. The tally has a global outlook covering 38 countries across the world, with the United Kingdom and United States having the greatest number of students undertaking the course. Reports from the Ministry of Labour in Saudi Arabia indicate that more than 200,000 students within the country are known to graduate annually from the schools as well as universities in Saudi Arabia (Oxford Business Group 2008). Consequently, a higher number of 230,000 students in Saudi are expected to graduate yearly.

This is an indication that a high number of qualified individuals will be looking for employment avenues in eth kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The private sector is not in a position to create more jobs for the increasing number and as a result, the research aims at solving the paradox behind questions regarding to this context. It is therefore of eth essence that the government of Saudi Arabia takes initiatives that will improve the situation from getting worse. Furthermore, more skilled personnel as well as jobless youth should be absorbed into the job market without subjecting them to crime and unlawful activities like Al-Qaeda.

Client Brief and requirements

  • It is fundamental to find out the total number of students from Saudi Arabia who will be eligible to compete in the job market and in the workforce each year in a span of three years. This encompasses all the students from abroad as well as those undertaking their studies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The students are undertaking various studies, an indication that specialization will vary. An evaluation of the total number of students going to qualify for jobs in the various functional areas will be paramount. Furthermore, it can be uplifted with elite recruitment to boost the whole process.
  • There will be students qualifying as undergraduates while others will come out with Bachelors, post graduate masters as well as PhD’s. The total number must therefore be indicated so as to ground the tally in relation to the jobs available.
  • The information acquired from the study will be formatted in a spread sheet with an aim of matching against the private sector functional areas as well as eth public sector requirements.
  • From a private employers’ perspective, find out how many jobs will be available in the following sectors: Engineering, Oil and Gas, Banking, Retail and Distribution, FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) and Pharmaceutical.
  • Students who are eager to deploy their relevant skills in various fields should be equipped with the necessary knowledge about the trends in the job market. The researcher will therefore be entitled to have a background on job markets in Saudi Arabia.

Analysis and evaluation of issues

The report will then be analysed taking into consideration the materials that will have been collected. The questions asked will tackle the fields which most students prefer to work in while in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For instance, most students prefer taking the fields of engineering because the country is rich in the production of oil. Furthermore, most of the students preferring the field were male counterparts unlike their female counterparts who were willing to study nursing (Al-Khalifa 2009). An evaluation of the research indicated that Oil jobs were highly preferred unlike other fields because they were easy to get. The other section that achieved highly was the field of construction. Students do not prefer using other languages other than Arabic. It is therefore difficult for students to participate effectively in the job market by taking consideration of only one language. The women on the other hand prefer working as doctors and teachers.

 Findings and conclusions

The report illustrates that 90% of Saudi Arabia is composed of oil industries. The same industries are known to attract most professions. The other field where student prefer to work in is the petrochemicals. Although students are taught in English while they are oversees, they still prefer using Arabic language while interacting in their midst. The study finds out that there is no integration of the various languages that they might have leant on oversees studies. The report indicates that engineering fields are left for the men who study in great numbers. Women prefer studying teaching profession and doctor. The high concentration in the oil industry as well as teaching and doctor for women leaves a large gap for other professions (Admin 2009). The trend in concentration in one profession more than the other leaves the country in a critical situation in terms of future development. Construction industry also forms the second industry where concentration is high among students preference.


  • The research finds that more students are oriented into the oil industry. This is a worrying trend for it is leaving other sections unattended.
  • It is therefore important for education on the importance of undertaking various fields other than the Oil industry.
  • Women should also be encouraged to take different professions other than concentrating as a doctor or teachers. This will offer a competitive job market with gender equality.
  • Institutions in Saudi Arabia should consider making guidelines that will see fair distribution of job positions in both genders.
  • Tourism industry should be considered in job profession.

Reflective Summary

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country endowed with so much oil and as a result, investors are likely to trigger in. In other cases, tourism which is one drivers of the economy may not have a good turn out in terms of labour and skills for several students prefer working in the oil industry. Furthermore, several institutions should look at the findings and see the focal points where more input should be channelled. Both men and women should be offered an equal competitive field other than male dominating a particular profession than women. Women as well should not be selective in choosing professions.


Abir, M, 1988, Saudi Arabia in the oil era. Routledge. London.

Admin, 2009, The 1st Coeducational University at Saudi Arabia. Retrieved 2nd May 2011

Al-Khalifa, S.H, 2009, The State of Distance Education in Saudi Arabia. Retrieved 2nd May 2011

Baxter, E, 2010, India eyes substantial increase in Saudi students. Retrieved 2nd May 2011

Oxford Business Group, 2008, The Report: Saudi Arabia 2008. Oxford Business Group. London.

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