Forward Career Accelerator - Data Analysis for Business

Helping KSA's top talents launch incredible careers

The program

What is it?

The Forward Career Accelerator is an AstroLabs initiative offering Saudi graduates early career opportunities in international companies and regional VC-funded startups expanding to Saudi Arabia.

Here's your chance to learn and apply Data Analytics within 3 weeks! This program will help you secure an entry-level job in one of these companies and kick-start your career into a journey of fast growth and personal development.

Data skills are a definite differentiating value-add for you over everyone else applying for the same roles.

The practical projects you work on in this course can be easily applied across industries and shared with future employers to show them your skills!

Your profile

Who is it for?

This program is designed for early career KSA nationals with 0-4 years of work experience.

If you're an ambitious achiever, passionate about growth, looking to accelerate your career progression, and believe that data skills will soon be essential to anyone looking for a job, this is the opportunity is for you. Here's what we're looking for:

An impressive academic track record

Fluency in written and spoken English

A passion for learning and self-improvement

Internships or previous work experience are a plus

How does it work?

  1. Apply: Tell us why you’re the best candidate for this opportunity
  2. Take the test: Take an English and digital skills assessment
  3. Get trained: Join curated Data Analysis sessions at the AstroLabs Academy to get you even more ready for your first job
  4. Join our English for Business Workshop: Learn everything you need to know about professional communication. Get insights into summary writing that will tell recruiters all they need to know about you and what you are passionate about
  5. Become Employer ready: Register to our CV writing workshop and interview tips webinar
  6. Register to our talent database: Increase your chances of finding your dream job by joining our Talent Community
  7. Start your new job: Find your match and start your new job
The outcome

What are we offering?

Entry-level positions in great international companies and regional VC-funded startups expanding to Saudi such as:, Bayut, WPP, and many others

Up-skilling opportunities through AstroLabs Academy: accepted candidates will be offered free access to a selection of our open academy classes to sharpen their digital and data skills

Lifetime AstroLabs Alumni membership: offering you continuous learning and networking opportunities, job openings, access to alumni-only events with some of the region’s most impressive digital, tech and entrepreneurship leaders

Learn more about the course

Practical Data Analysis for Business Course

Leverage the Power of Data Analysis Without Needing to Learn to Code.

Course outcomes

Learn and apply data analysis tools including advanced Excel and Google Sheets, APIs, SQL, Google Data Studio, PowerBI and more.

Produce a project portfolio of 7 dashboards that implement what you learn:

  • Customer Data Report Dashboard
  • Business Plan P&L Dashboard
  • Social Media Marketing Dashboard
  • Performance Marketing Dashboard
  • Customer Lifetime Value Dashboard
  • Marketing Cost Performance Dashboard
  • Sales Dashboard

Our 3 week, cohort-based course blends on-demand learning at your own pace, with practical projects where you put what you learn into practice supported by our instructors who are there if you get stuck or have any questions.

Once you complete the course you will join our network of over 3000 digital enthusiasts throughout the region to continue your learning and networking journey. You might find your next hire, job, cofounder or friend.

Some of the companies we helped expand to KSA

Current openings

Examples of job opportunities currently available

How we fast-track career growth at AstroLabs

Got my first job offer through AstroLabs community, a place full of exposure and development opportunities!

Yousef Al-Rashid
Business Analyst at Oliver Wyman

About Forward KSA

The Forward Career Accelerator is the third initiative by Forward KSA—a digital skills capability development initiative in Saudi Arabia spearheaded by AstroLabs since 2019. Since then, AstroLabs has helped more than 100 tech and digital companies scale to Saudi Arabia, and we’re expecting to double that number in 2021. Our Talent Team works closely with these companies - as well as others already established in the Kingdom - to support their team growth.

Over the course of the program, we trained over 1,000 Saudis in topics such as business model validation, market sizing, digital marketing, legal advisory, fundraising, scaling up and growth, building teams, and pitching best practices.

In December 2019, 17 startups graduated from the Forward KSA Accelerator, a three-month program designed for the highest potential startups in the Kingdom to gain exposure from top mentors and instruction that would help them scale up.

In 2021, we are looking to place more than 200 KSA graduates in high-growth startups and international companies scaling to Saudi Arabia.

Ready for your next big move?

Apply now