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HSBC wins award for Emiratisation scheme

Dubai, February 23, 2008

Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum presented HSBC yesterday with a special award for its successful Emiratisation programme and ongoing commitment to the recruitment and development of UAE Nationals.

The award was received by CEO, HSBC, Youssef Nasr at the Emirates National Development Programme’s (ENDP) Annual Graduation Ceremony 2008.
 
HSBC had partnered with ENDP and the Dubai Institute for Human Resource Development earlier to ensure the highest standards for the development of UAE national talent. Through this partnership, over 100 UAE nationals had joined HSBC’s first specialised training programme entitled the ‘HSBC Emiratee Development Programme’, said an official spokesman.

The ‘HSBC Emiratee Development Programme’ is six weeks long and covers language, communication and computer skills together with the standards of work behavior expected in a large organisation.

Successful completion of the programme results in the award of the internationally recognised 'Work Essentials' qualification conferred by BTEC (Business & Technology Education Council) of the UK. This programme is then followed by job placements, mentoring and further job-specific training designed to help the new recruits succeed in their new careers.

“HSBC is committed to developing UAE’s national talent for they are the future leaders of the banking and finance industry and we are very honoured to be recognised for our efforts by ENDP,” said Nasr.

“Emiratisation has been one of our strategic objectives and is at the top our agenda.  We have been committed not only to recruit the best UAE nationals but also to train, develop, and provide them with a challenging career plan. We currently have the highest number of UAE nationals amongst all banks in the country,” he added.

The Bank has also introduced a number of flexible working arrangements which takes into consideration the personal circumstances of individuals who might find it difficult to work full time.

Such facilities include Key time Employment, the option to work between four and 7.5 hours per day, job sharing, term time variation and staggered hours,” said regional head of Human Resources, HSBC, Joel Farnworth.

As 'The world's local bank', HSBC diversifies its staff resources to contribute to societies where it operates. Pushing forward with Emiratisation is a reflection of this goal. – TradeArabia News Service




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