Khamis AL Muhairi, Recruitment Senior Manager at Dubai Customs HR Department
Dubai Customs (DC) continues its strategic approach aimed at headhunting and recruiting highly-competent UAE nationals to be part of its workforce in all areas of Customs work. The authority has announced it will unveil around 128 vacancies for Emiratis during the upcoming ‘Careers UAE 2016’ job fair which is due to take place this May 16-18, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Dubai World Trade Center.
In fact, under the motto ‘Dubai Customs .. A Creative Journey for Excellence’, DC is heading to the 3-day nationwide career show with an extensive record in and longstanding commitment to the promotion of Emiratization in the government sector.
“Giving more opportunities to the Emirati workforce, Dubai Customs will tackle this year’s edition of the UAE’s largest job fair with an eagerness to hunt for more skilled and experienced nationals to join our staff,” said Ahmed Obeid Al Falasi, Executive Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration at Dubai Customs.
“We seek to fill some 128 vacancies in various Customs work fields,” he added, noting that a variety of initiatives will be launched with the same purpose of attracting and empowering the UAE workforce, such as Tomouh ( Ambition), Tawteen (Emiratisation) and Tafawoq (Exceling) initiatives.
“We regard the UAE Career Fair as a momentous platform to help us come closer and engage with UAE job seekers, to present them with our latest job offerings,” said Al Falasi.
The Executive Director of HR, Finance and Administration further elaborated on the offered initiatives saying that Tomouh, which is launched in collaboration with local universities, is tailored towards attracting high school fresh graduates and academically outstanding university students, by providing them with an intern opportunity within a professional and challenging work environment across Dubai Customs’ business units. The participants in this program will have the opportunity to become part of Dubai Customs workforce in the nearby future. As for Tawteen initiative, it directly supports the government approach towards attracting UAE talent to steer the reel of innovation and creativity nationwide.
Al Falasi underlined that Tafawoq initiative is designed for the good purpose of better honing the capabilities and skills of Customs leaders and managers by means of in-depth academic and work-based programs in logistics and Customs. This is undertaken in collaboration with the University of Dubai through specialized Diploma and Bachelor’s programs in Supply Chain Management and Customs Work.
Khamis AL Muhairi, Recruitment Senior Manager at Dubai Customs HR Department, said Dubai Customs will take part in the Career Fair via two stands , one at Hall 4 and the second at Dubai Government Pavilion – in Hall 3. Al Muhairi further noted that DC’s HR staff will be present at both platforms attending to the job seekers as per the listed vacancies that will be posted on smart tablets. Applicants will be assessed based on experience, academic credentials, competencies and personal attributes to see if they are good fits for the vacancies.
Khamis Al Muhairi affirmed that successful candidates will be hired on the spot once proven suitable to assume the vacant roles.
Dubai Customs’ two exhibition stands are equipped with a sitting area, display screens and a reader corner furnished with a rich library of books related to human resources development, together with the famous Flashes of Thought and My Vision books of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.