Amani Al Khaledi, the Head of Emiratisation at NBAD
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, will participate in “Careers UAE 2013” to be held from April 30th to May 2nd at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“Our participation in “Careers UAE 2013” is part NBAD’s ongoing efforts toward Emiratisation and in line with the Absher initiative to create jobs for Emiratis and give them the opportunities to contribute in the development of the UAE,” said Ehab Anis Hassan, the Group Chief Human Resources Officer at NBAD.
“We are seeking to recruit top UAE nationals and we have openings available in different fields including finance, information technology, operations and corporate communication.”
During the career fair, NBAD will offer onsite interviews to the candidates. It will also bring representatives from different divisions to give insight into division and address all kinds of queries about career opportunities at NBAD.
NBAD has launched several Emiratisation initiatives to develop and maximise the potentials of Emiratis in different stages. For instance, under the AFAQ Management trainee Programme, NBAD sponsors a Master’s degree in finance by recruiting fresh university graduates who exhibit great motivation and the potential to grow into future leaders.
The recruits complete post graduate certificate which is equivalent to half of the Master's requirement in the first year by studying fulltime at the academy. During this period, they receive full employment salary. After the first year, AFAQ recruits are assigned to their permanent position. While they work fulltime, they continue studying part-time toward the completion of the Master's Degree.
NBAD also offers UAE national staff Al Sadara programme where they can study for a Masters in International Business and gain work experience simultaneously.
In addition, NBAD gives High School graduates the chance to pursue a career path at branches or departments while offering to them excellent training at NBAD Academy through enrolling them to Al Bedaya program. Successfully completing 12 months, Al- Bedaya program trainees will gain associate degree in banking and finance.
In 2011, NBAD launched Tomouh to sponsor young UAE nationals who demonstrate exceptional academic achievements to pursue bachelor degrees at prestigious international universities. The Bank also sponsors enrolled university students by paying a monthly allowance through Mustaqbali program. The UAE nationals in these programs are guaranteed internship and recruitment upon graduation.
“Our Emiratisation initiatives are designed to equip youth with the knowledge and develop their skills to meet the market demand for qualified Emiratis,” says Amani Al Khaledi, the Head of Emiratisation at NBAD.
She added: “NBAD has increased Emiratisation from 30% in 2008 to 37.4% by end of 2012. This year we aim to raise Emiratisation rate and recruit over 150 UAE nationals”
In recognition of its achievements, NBAD has won a number of awards and recognitions for its Emiratisation programs. The Bank has won the Human Resources Development Award in Banking Sector in 2004 and 2009; and Michael H. Tomalin, the Group Chief Executive of NBAD, has won the Best Emiratisation CEO Award from Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) in 2010 and 2012.