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Etisalat, du aim for greater Emiratisation

Both are participating in Tawdheef 2011 recruitment show

Etisalat, du aim for greater Emiratisation
du is encouraging UAE nationals to come and have a look at new job opportunities at its stand in Tawdheef 2011.
Etisalat, du aim for greater Emiratisation
Currently 95% of Etisalat's upper management is made up of UAE nationals.

UAE telecos Etisalat and du will be participating in Tawdheef 2011, the recruitment show in an effort to drive the Emiratisation process forward in the UAE.

Etisalat is focusing on finding young Emirati talent at the show to work within the organisation.

The percentage of Emirati employees at Etisalat currently stands at 35% of the organisation's total workforce, which equates to 3,200 employees. The percentage of UAE Nationals employed in executive positions in Etisalat is now 95%.

"Our participation in Tawdheef 2011 and similar career-based events in the country is a part of our continuous commitment to provide UAE nationals with all requirements to encourage them to join the work force and contribute to the ongoing development of the nation. Etisalat is proud to be among leading recruiters of UAE Nationals, in line with the wise leadership vision of enabling a strong National workforce," said Abdulaziz Al Sawaleh, chief Human Resources officer, Etisalat Group.

Etisalat currently offers two training programmes to nationals applying for jobs within the organisation. The first caters to holders of a diploma and Higher Colleges of Technology graduates, while the second programme is dedicated to university and higher education college graduates.  

"We are proud of our achievements of contributing in promoting UAE society in all sectors through our investment in training and rehabilitating to date more than 76,000 of the country's national citizens and offering more than 16,000 training courses, some of whom work within Etisalat,  while others joined different business sectors in UAE. These efforts reflect the size of Etisalat's contributions to its community through Emiratisation," said Al Sawaleh.

du, also participating in Tawdheef 2011, is calling for UAE nationals to come to their stand at the show to explore approximately 100 new job opportunities within the company, through its graduate training programme, Masar.

This will be du's fifth consecutive Tawdheef show.

Twenty-three per cent of du's current workforce is made up of UAE nationals, with 35% at the senior management level. Du is hoping to attain 25% Emiratisation by the end of 2011.

"Tawdheef is a not to be missed event for us.  Every year we see a lot of interest among young talented Emiratis who visit our stand to discuss career opportunities. We are positive this year will be no different, and we will successfully present suitable positions in our company.  This year our Masar programme underwent further development with the introduction of Bedaya and Tamayaz courses, something we are really proud of. We invite young graduates to explore the many opportunities available and realise their career aspirations in a dynamic work environment that we can offer," said Fahad Al Hassawi, chief Human Resources and Shared Services officer, du.

The fifth edition of the show, organised by Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council and Turret Media, will be held at Hall 3-6 from 25 to 27 January 2011 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

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