Dubai Islamic Bank expects to achieve 45 per cent Emiratisation by end of 2010

Published March 31st, 2010 - 08:49 GMT

In a move to support its 2010 expansion strategy to further strengthen its presence, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) announced today that it is aiming to achieve 45 per cent Emiratisation by December 2010. The announcement was made at the 10th Annual Dubai Career Fair, held between March 28-30, 2010 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai.

DIB also participated at the recent Sharjah National Career Exhibition, where it received a staggering 1270 applications from UAE nationals eager to embark on a career at the Bank. As a response, the bank organised a two-day recruitment drive, having narrowed down the applicants to 70 talented individuals.

With its recent participation at the University of Dubai’s first career fair, together with the exhibition in Sharjah and the recently concluded Annual Dubai Career Fair, DIB expects to receive 500 CVs daily, which will further assist with its ambitious Emiratisation target. The bank has already achieved 100 per cent Emiratisation at branch managers level and 98 per cent Emiratisation at its Jawhara (ladies only banking) branches, with an impressive 41 per cent Emiratisation across its operations.

“At DIB, Emiratisation is an integral part of our expansion stategy, and has always been a serious commitment since its inception,” said Obaid Al Shamsi, Head of Human Resources at Dubai Islamic Bank.

“DIB believes in proactively contributing towards the social and economic development of UAE society and Nationals in particular. As such, we are actively participating in career drives that will encourage talented candidates to pursue a fruitful, long-term career at the bank. We have already achieved 41 per cent Emiratisation and we aim to reach higher by achieving 45 per cent by the end of the year.”

He added: “We seek to recruit the most qualified, skilled, competent and competitive UAE nationals that meet the job description and bank requirements, who will be able to lead the industry and be part of Dubai Islamic Bank’s vision,” he added. “At DIB, we firmly believe in investing in our staff, and we offer them an enriching experience tailored to their individual needs that further encourages them to pursue a long-term career at the bank.”

In accordance to its 2010 Emiratisation strategy, DIB has strongly contributed towards the economy buoyancy of the UAE by investing in and financing key projects and businesses that have created greater opportunities for UAE Nationals.

The bank has also established mentoring systems to guide the national employees in their career, offering them various opportunities for learning and self-development. Training programs such as Qiyadee, that equips participants with the skills to adopt middle management positions as well as student sponsorship programs that identify talented youths and groom them for key positions in the organisation, and more.

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