H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens 12th edition of Careers UAE

Careers UAE 2012 was inaugurated this by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, with a strong number of visitors expected to attend this year’s event.

The leading recruitment, training and education exhibition with exclusive focus on Emirati talent, Careers UAE 2012 will run until Wednesday, 7 March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Careers UAE is firmly established as the most influential platform for facilitating career opportunities for UAE nationals across all industry sectors.

A wide range of UAE-based private and public organisations are participating this year, including companies in aviation, banking, oil & gas, hospitality, retail, telecommunications, transport, municipal and government divisions.

“We thank H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for his continued support of Careers UAE. The importance of this show in showcasing and supporting the Emiratisation programme grows every year and we are delighted with the commitment of blue-chip organisations and institutions participating.

Careers UAE is an exceptional platform for bringing together talent and a broad range of career options in one dynamic environment,” said Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the Careers UAE.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, a top-tier Islamic financial services institution and an industry leader in Emiratisation initiatives, has partnered with Careers UAE once again as platinum sponsor. Waheed Al Khazraji, ADIB’s Head of HR at ADIB said: “We believe that Careers UAE offers huge opportunities to bolster the country’s banking industry with competitive national talents.

ADIB will be offering many job opportunities and insight into our work environment, and the training courses we offer.”

Companies participating at the exhibition represent a broad range of industry sectors include Al Tayer Group, Commercial Bank of Dubai, DEWA, Dolphin Energy, du, Dubai Duty Free, Emirates Airline, Ericsson, Etisalat, General Holding Corporation, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and investment company Tawazun.

During their fourth consecutive participation in Careers UAE, The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is launching the second instalment of the Majid bin Mohammed UAE Nationals Training Initiative. “Through this initiative, we seek to support the young UAE nationals to successfully take the first steps towards their career future.

It also helps produce a constellation of UAE nationals, who are familiar with the labour market and able to continue success,” said Marwan Juma bin Beyat, General Manager of The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

German-based industrial giant Siemens, which has over 180 jobs currently open in the UAE across its energy, healthcare, industrial and infrastructure sectors, will also be showcasing the Siemens Graduate Program, a ‘fast-track’ development path into management level jobs for suitable Masters level graduates.

Erich Kaeser, CEO of Siemens Middle East said, “Finding strong local talent is very important to Siemens as we expand our Research & Development capabilities. By creating R&D hubs right here, we can help build – and access – the human and intellectual capital of the region to help us develop strong, localized solutions.”

International academic institutions, training organisations and professional bodies are also active participants at Careers UAE 2012. British University, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), TANMIA, Higher Colleges of Technology, University of United Arab Emirates and Zayed University will be offering visitors the opportunity to improve their skills base and gain internationally accredited qualifications.

With innovative activities for students and young career professionals, such as the annual “Lunch with Leaders” and inaugural “Career Builder” business competition adding dynamic interaction to the show, Careers UAE 2012 also hosts a top-level HR Leaders Forum for middle to senior HR management from all business sectors.

HR leaders from some of the top organisations in the UAE such as Dubai Airport, Dufy, Etihad Airways, Etisalat, Ewaan, Microsoft and PepsiCo, will come together to discuss innovative ideas focussing on strategies used by leading regional and global organisations on how to attract, retain and develop talent as well as work toward the improvement of people management.

Also taking place alongside the show is the HR Leaders Forum and Awards are organised by Dubai World Trade Centre and runs alongside Careers UAE 2012, the Emirates’ most established recruitment, training and education event. The three-day conference will offer an unprecedented line-up of industry leaders offering best practice examples on building the leaders of tomorrow, aligning organisational strategies and creating high-performance workforces.

This year also sees the launch of the first HR Leaders Awards, recognising significant contributions within human capital management by individuals and organisations. The awards ceremony will take place on 5 March 2012 where the winners for all 12 categories will be announced.

The AIESEC Leadership Forum runs once again during Careers UAE 2012, helping to empower Emirati youth with the confidence to make well-informed life choices and develop their career goals.


NBAD participates in Tawdeef Career Fair

WAM Abu Dhabi, Jan 30th, 2012 (WAM) — The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) is platinum sponsor of Tawdeef Career Fair staring from tomorrow at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

NBAD’s sponsorship and participation in Tawdeef is part of the Bank’s Emiratisation drive to attract, retain, and continuously develop the skills of UAE nationals.

During the career fair, NBAD will offer onsite interviews with the candidates. It will also bring representatives from Abu Dhabi National Islamic Finance (ADNIF), the Islamic finance and banking arm of NBAD, to give insight into ADNIF and career opportunities available.

“Participating in career fairs gives us a great opportunity to meet job seekers and identify and recruit promising candidates,” said Ehab Anis Hassan, the Group Chief Human Resources Officer at NBAD. “NBAD’s Emiratisation strategy goes beyond hiring UAE’s nationals; developing skills and education is at the heart of this strategy which made the Bank an employer of choice for UAE nationals.

” NBAD has launched several Emiratisation programme which aim to develop and maximise the potentials of Emiratis in different stages. For instance, under the AFAQ Management trainee Programme, NBAD sponsors a Master of Science in Finance by recruiting recent university graduates who exhibited great motivation and the potential to grow into future leaders.

The recruits complete post graduate certificate which is equivalent to half of the Master’s requirement in the first year by studying fulltime at the academy. During this period, they receive full employment salary. After the first year, AFAQ recruits are assigned to their permanent position. While they work fulltime, they continue studying part-time toward the completion of the Master’s Degree.

“NBAD is committed to Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision and plays a vital role in diversifying the economy. This is why we design sustainable Emiratisation programmes to empower UAE nationals to contribute effectively in the development of the economy and the Bank,” explained Suaad Al Shammari, the Emiratisation Manager at NBAD.

“The Bank has successfully increased Emiratisation from 30% in 2008 to 39% by end of 2011 and this year we aim to recruit over 100 UAE nationals to meet the Government’s mandate of 40% Emiratisation,” she added.