Careem has formally introduced that it has surpassed a million captains on its platform. Careem, the area’s main ride-hailing app and solely tech unicorn with a presence in additional than 100 cities throughout 14 international locations, is now one of many greatest tech job creators within the area with Pakistan being one of many largest markets within the community.
The corporate set a goal to have a million Captains and Captainahs on its platform by 2018 and at the moment they introduced they achieved this goal one quarter early. Careem is claimed to be creating between 60,000 and 70,000 jobs per thirty days throughout its regional footprint. Careem entered the Pakistani market in 2016 with an ambition to create 1 million jobs in Pakistan by the top of 2020 and are nicely in-line to attain that focus on.
Captains and Captainahs (which is a title Careem has given to all their drivers, as a type of respect) are the bloodline of the group and have a spread of packages throughout the community to assist enhance their morale and progress.
Mudassir Sheikha, CEO & Cofounder of Careem stated:
We’re humbled about reaching our goal of making a million jobs within the area. We began Careem with a mission to simplify and enhance the lives of individuals. While we needed to resolve native issues with dependable transportation and assist folks get from A to B, we additionally needed to handle the excessive charge of unemployment. We actually imagine that our area has untapped potential and sources, and our growth to 100+ cities in below six years is testomony to that. So 4 years in the past, we set ourselves a goal of making a million jobs and right here we’re.
Careem’s technique when hiring Captains is to put money into their long-term wellbeing. This implies coaching them on their daily companies in addition to past the automotive. To make sure that is profitable, the corporate has created a particular Captain Expertise staff devoted to understanding the wants of Captains throughout the community.
Johan Persson, VP of Captain Expertise, said:
At Careem, we’re loopy about Captains and so, we observe treating our Captains like our prospects. Because of this we have now a selected app for them that’s completely different from the client app, which permits them to just accept rides, charge passengers and request for on-demand assist. We even have Captain operation centres in all our main cities which serves as a hub for Captain trainings, drawback fixing and suggestions and devoted 24/7 safety by means of our all facilities – no different ride-hailing firm within the area does that! Our purpose is to simplify and enhance the lives of individuals, particularly our Captains and so we attempt to present them with trainings and packages (primarily based on their suggestions) that can enrich their lives.
As a part of its dedication to security and safety, Careem additionally gives its Captains with medical health insurance schemes and inride insurance coverage.
“Previously six years, our Captains have taken passengers on greater than 310 million journeys with a complete pushed distance of over 6.6 billion kilometres – that’s the equal of to the moon virtually 18000 instances which is an integral worth of ours right here at Careem – going above and past for our Captains in order that they care for our 24 million customers throughout our 14 international locations and supply them with the very best service,” Mudassir Sheikha continued. “We’re grateful to our Captains for bringing our mission to life on a regular basis and are excited to open up extra job alternatives as far 10and extensive as we will on this area we name house.”
The corporate appears to be like ahead to their subsequent goal of welcoming 20,000 Captainahs on their platform by 2020. Captain Faisal Saleh from Hail in Saudi Arabia was the one-millionth particular person to enroll to Careem.