6000 opportunities waiting for Emiratis to grab

Published February 4th, 2014 - 09:55 GMT
Tawdheef features thousands of job opportunities across more than 100 government and private sector organisations
Tawdheef features thousands of job opportunities across more than 100 government and private sector organisations

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) said it is seeking to hire “local teachers to work in 27 education-related posts”. They include KG education, Science and Maths, Islamic Studies, Arabic, English Language, Social Studies, History, Civics, Geography, Economics, Psychology, Math, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, IT, PE, Art Education, Music Education, Social Worker, Lab Technician, Psychologist and Special Education.

In an effort to attract Emiratis into the education sector, the Adec has previously restructured the salary scales of public school employees across the emirate. The council also created new positions for the UAE nationals to encourage them to consider a career in the field.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is also looking to recruit Emiratis to fill in various positions within its organisation, as well as offer a range of exclusive scholarships such as the Higher Diploma of Nuclear Technology (HDNT). The HDNT programme prepares students for a specialist and hands-on career in the nuclear energy industry.

In addition, ENEC offers scholarships in Bachelors and Masters Degrees in the fields of chemical, nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineering.

“We are committed to finding the most talented minds and train them to the highest standards of safety to develop and operate the UAE’s nuclear sector. We are looking for talents for both administrative and engineering fields,” said Mohammed Al Hammadi, ENEC’s CEO.

By 2020, ENEC expects to have more than 2,000 employees, with a target of maintaining minimum 60 per cent Emiratisation.

Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) has over 300 openings for UAE nationals which they hope to help fill at Tawdheef while Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank has 125 positions available. The National Bank of Fujairah (NBF), meanwhile is seeking to recruit 26 Emiratis throughout the year. NBF’s Emiratisation ratio currently stands at 41 per cent, above the industry average.

“We believe in constantly investing in our human capital … focusing on training and development, staff recognition and employee welfare,” said Abdulla Aleter, NBF’s head of HR.

twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, is also aiming to raise its nationals by 50 per cent by the end of 2014. Around 43 per cent of twofour54 employees at present are Emiratis.

“Through twofour54’s participation in the exhibition, we aim to introduce young Emiratis to the career opportunities available in the media industry and inform them about the various projects and support programmes we offer,” Mariam Al Mheiri, COO of twofour54, stated.

The Tawdheef exhibition was officially opened by Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, on Monday.

Tawdheef, currently being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), features thousands of job opportunities across more than 100 government and private sector organisations. Over 15,000 Emirati job seekers are expected to visit the three-day show.

“Tawdheef is a great chance for companies to meet with potential candidates. Organisations can conduct on-the-spot interviews to find out if a candidate is the right fit for the company,” Hayete Jemai, exhibition director for Tawdheef, remarked.


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