Zayed University partners with Dubai Airport Freezone for graduate employment and internship opportunities

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Published May 29th, 2011 - 07:38 GMT

Zayed University and Dubai Airport Freezone have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in employment, internships, as well as training and research. 

“We are pleased to be collaborating with Zayed University as it allows us access to a pool of talented students and further drives our mission to bring deserving Emirati candidates within our fold,” said Yousuf Behzad, Executive Director of Human Capital & Strategy at Dubai Airport Freezone. 

According to the terms of the MoU, Zayed University students will gain priority access to temporary and permanent positions within Dubai Airport Freezone, provided they meet specific job requirements of the free zone. Available roles will range from internship and summer work opportunities to full time employment. Zayed University students will also be able to participate in recruitment events like job shadowing and industry mentor programs. 

Conversely, volunteer students and professors from Zayed University will participate in developmental projects like surveys, management studies, research and training. In addition, students will receive information on academic programs, training schemes and career events so they can better plan their graduation and career path. 

Bryan Gilroy, Assistant Provost, Office of Enrollment Management at Zayed University said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for Zayed University and clearly a big boost in our efforts towards producing job-ready graduates. We are delighted to be in partnership with Dubai Airport Freezone and look forward to a mutually rewarding exchange of knowledge and opportunities.” 

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Dubai Airport Freezone

Dubai Airport Freezone's persistent motivation and ambition is to be the premier provider of business services for demanding international consumers. In the heart of our company lies our positioning 'Raising Standards' plus a vision and mission statement that guides us on how we conduct our business.

Zayed University

Zayed University is a national and regional leader in educational innovation. Founded in 1998 and proudly bearing the name of the Founder of the Nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, this flagship institution has met the President’s high expectations. Today, Zayed University has two modern campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that welcome both national and international students.

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