Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a top-tier Islamic financial services group, announced that it had reached an Emiratisation rate of 48% at the end of 2011. The bank is planning to further increase its Emiratisation level with the sponsorship of the Tawdheef 2012 Career fair this year.
ADIB aims to utilize the presence of over 20,000 candidates and graduates from leading universities in the UAE who are expected to attend Tawdheef 2012 across three days. The bank will offer dozens of employment opportunities through walk-in interviews at its stand in order to attract the largest pool of UAE national job seekers.
Commenting on ADIB’s participation at Tawdheef 2012, Tirad Mahmoud, CEO of ADIB, said: “We added many talented UAE nationals to our workforce last year, as part of the growth and expansion strategy pursued since 2008. We have achieved one of the highest Emiratisation ratios in the UAE banking sector and aim to increase our ratio during next year as we plan to expand our branch network and develop operations. Expansion means that we will need more qualified UAE national staff.”
In addition to its participation as Platinum Sponsor of Tawdheef 2012, ADIB earlier announced that it will participate in all career fairs in the UAE this year. This is in addition to organizing training courses in cooperation with a large number of educational institutions in order to help talented UAE nationals develop their skills.
Waheeb Al Khazraji, ADIB’s head of HR, said: "Through our participation in Tawdheef 2012, we aim to attract the largest possible number of UAE national employees and fill the many positions available within the Bank. In addition, we aim to provide a number of training programs for talented UAE nationals who wish to join the Islamic banking sector."
In 2010, ADIB won the "Best Emiratisation CEO" award and “Human Resources Development in Banking and Financial Sector" award from Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS).