At Careers UAE 2012 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a top-tier Islamic financial services group, confirmed that it was on course to exceed its targeted Emiratisation rate of more than 50% at the end of 2012. The bank leads in Emiratisation across the UAE banking sector with a rate of 48% achieved last year. This is up from 34% that was reached in 2008.
As Platinum Sponsor of the Careers UAE 2012, the bank has utilized its involvement in such events over the years to drive the identification and recruitment of the UAE national talents.
Waheeb Khazraji, Head of HR at ADIB, said, “We are encouraged by the enthusiasm shown by the UAE national talent that visited our stand at the Careers UAE 2012 and expressed their desire to work in the Islamic Banking industry. It is evident that they are increasingly viewing the banking sector as an employer of choice and are aware of the exciting growth opportunities that it provides. We are committed to recruit and train UAE national talent from across UAE and to provide them with opportunities and guidance to take on leadership positions in the banking sector.”
ADIB hosted a Power Lunch at the Careers UAE 2012 where senior executives of the bank answered all questions put forward to them by the attendees.
“We have launched many training initiatives to encourage Emiratisation and enhance our Emirati workforce qualifications. Our Tatweer initiative, that was launched recently, provides complete tuition and other education related expenses for employees who decide to upgrade their qualifications and professional degrees at any institution of higher education,” added Waheeb.
ADIB’s continued commitment to Emiratization has been recognized by the Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) that has presented the bank with their Human Resource Development Award in the first category for two years running.