Trade enabler supports Sheikh Mohammed’s call to develop future Emirati business leaders.
Business Bureau, Gulf Today
DUBAI: As part of its support of the UAE government’s Emiratisation drive, DP World, UAE Region showcased a range of programmes at Careers UAE 2019, the country’s leading recruitment, training and education exhibition to help young Emiratis develop their careers.
UAE Region continues to place great emphasis on curating Emirati talent, and UAE nationals serve DP World, UAE Region for over 11 years on average. Currently, there are 670 UAE nationals employed in operations, engineering, commercial, and support functions at Jebel Ali Port and Jafza.
The company has launched a range of programmes connecting job seekers with industry leading businesses, with a focus on job creation, skills training and leadership development. Programmes are aimed at schools, undergraduates, and graduates, with full-time employment to short term work on offer. These include the Bedaya Summer Programme, the Ta’heel Sponsorship, an Internship Programme, the Tumoohi and Ruwad Training Programme in addition to the direct positions which help nurture the Emirati talent.
DP World, UAE Region is a leading employer in the country with Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone accounting for 16.2 per cent of Dubai’s total workforce. Employees are twice as productive as the average employee in Dubai, contributing 33.4 per cent and 10.7 per cent to Dubai and the UAE’s GDP respectively.
At this year’s Career Fair, the company is briefing applicants at its pavilion on career opportunities and advice on the work environment. Introductions to its operations and opportunities for Emiratis between the ages of 16 and 35 years are available with leading projects on show illustrating how innovation plays a key role in the business.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region said, ”We are a proud supporter of the UAE government’s policy to provide young, talented Emiratis the opportunities necessary to develop their careers in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in his 50 Year Charter. Our approach to employment ensures that we provide not just jobs, but the training and hands-on experience that will help these young men and women prepare for work and to reach their full potential.”
Careers UAE is organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation’s Tawteen, the Higher Colleges of Technology and UAE University. The event aims to bring recruiters and Emiratis together and engage in direct discussion while also providing options for skills development and networking.
DP World, UAE Region is part of DP World – the leading enabler of global trade. The DP World, UAE Region portfolio includes Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal and Coastal Berth, Mina Al Hamriya in Dubai city and three Zones: Jebel Ali Free Zone “Jafza”, National industries Park “NIP” and Dubai Auto Zone “DAZ”, Dubai Trade & World Security.
DP World, UAE Region operates Jebel Ali Port – our poly-functional flagship facility. Jebel Ali Port is the largest seaport in the Middle East and a premier gateway for over 80 weekly services connecting more than 140 ports worldwide. Jebel Ali port has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 24 consecutive years and is ranked amongst the largest container ports worldwide. It has the world’s largest man-made harbour.
Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the UAE’s largest Islamic Bank, participated in the 19th Edition of the Careers UAE Exhibition. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the exhibition took place from 19 to 21 March, 2019. Careers UAE is organized every year by the Dubai World Trade Centre, in conjunction with Higher Colleges of Technology, Zayed University and Ministry of Education.
Separately, Dubai Islamic Bank participated in the 19th Edition of the Careers UAE Exhibition. In-line with UAE’s Vision 2021 National Agenda, Careers UAE is a platform that enables talented UAE nationals in all fields to come face-to-face with prominent recruiters and hiring executives from leading employers in the UAE. The exhibition is designed to expose job seekers to a wide range of training and career opportunities. Last year’s edition welcomed over 18,000 visitors over the course of the three days.
Commenting on the bank’s participation at the latest edition of Careers UAE, Obaid Al Shamsi, Chief of Human Resources and Administration at Dubai Islamic Bank said, “At DIB, we strongly believe that participating in prominent career fairs such as the Careers UAE provides us with the platform to engage with the Emirati workforce and lay grounds for interacting with the best and most talented UAE talents. We were happy to meet the ambitious Emiratis at the exhibition and offer them opportunities that strongly contribute to the local talent’s professional development. Nurturing and fine-tuning the skills of our talent at the bank is a key element of our business strategy and it is with this goal in mind that we have set a high benchmark for recruiting young Emiratis.”
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