ADNEC forges ahead with recruitment drive aimed at attracting UAE national talent

Published March 21st, 2010 - 08:13 GMT

Following the company’s successful participation at the Tawdheef 2010 employment fair last month, ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company) is taking part in a series of recruitment events in the coming weeks aimed at highlighting the range of career opportunities offered at ADNEC to UAE nationals. 

On March 16, an ADNEC team addressed students at the Higher Colleges of Technology Abu Dhabi Men’s College at an exclusive session involving alumni of the host college who are currently ADNEC staff, sharing their perspective on a career at ADNEC. ADNEC will also spearhead a similar session at the Abu Dhabi University on March 29, followed by career fairs at Al Hosn University on April 7, Zayed University on April 12, (at which ADNEC is a gold sponsor), and a larger recruitment show, in Al Ain on May 3.

“ADNEC’s strong growth in just a few years since inception mirrors the advancing regional and global stature of Abu Dhabi as an events destination. Our company and the industry in general, is at a critical point where a substantial build up in the employee numbers is required to cater for the rapid future expansion of the industry. We are committed to ensuring that UAE Nationals are the driving force behind this and aim to achieve 35 percent employment of UAE Nationals in appropriate positions, by the end of the year,” said Humaid Al Dhaheri, Director of Finance & HR, ADNEC.

“In developing talent for the MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions & exhibitions) sector we would like to promote our business to students who are still discerning their career paths.  In particular, we would like to convince more young Nationals to consider a profession in the relatively new and exciting events sector,” Al Dhaheri noted.

During the upcoming recruitment events at the universities, ADNEC will also run contests and raffles with prizes that include a stay at the ADNEC-owned Aloft Hotel that is interconnected to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

ADNEC’s initiatives form part of plans to cement the company’s position as an employer of choice for UAE Nationals. Although ADNEC has achieved 30 per cent nationalization in strategic organisational areas, the company aims to increase the figure to 35 percent by the end of 2010 through a comprehensive Emiratization programme.

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