Emaar eyes new recruits at career show
Dubai, April 12, 2008
Emaar Properties is targeting potential recruitment for a wide range of positions to UAE nationals at Careers UAE 2008 Exhibition, the annual showcase of employment opportunities, said a comopany official.
The show will be held from April 15 to 17 at the Dubai International Trade Centre.
Emaar is a Platinum Sponsor of the event, and will also highlight its Afaq programme, a four-pronged career growth plan in line with the company’s Emiratisation initiatives.
The potential recruits, in addition to being able to explore opportunities at Emaar Dubai, will also be offered various positions at Emaar’s business subsidiaries, chiefly, Emaar Malls Group, Emaar Healthcare Group, Emaar Education and Emaar Hospitality Group.
'Young UAE National graduates can explore the career opportunities presented by Emaar in a range of high-growth sectors, in which the company has consolidated its business interests internationally,' Ahmad Al Matrooshi, UAE managing director, Emaar Properties, said.
“Emaar Properties today has a strong presence of UAE nationals across all management tiers, with several of them leading international operations. Emaar’s global presence in 36 markets will serve young nationals looking for career opportunities to further their professional growth on a truly international scale.”
Ahmed Ali, executive director, HR & organisation effectiveness, Emaar Properties said the expansion of Emaar’s competencies into education, healthcare, financial services, shopping malls and hospitality & leisure presents a more diversified bouquet of career options.
'We are highlighting career opportunities in these sectors for the first time at Careers UAE. The new recruits and professionals can further build their careers driven by Emaar’s Afaq Emiratisation initiative,' Ali observed.
Senior management team of Emaar will be present to interact with visitors and address the concerns of students, who explore a career with the company. Interested candidates can also visit www.emaar.com and apply on-line for jobs of their choice, Ali said.
“Afaq helps us to identify talented young nationals, nurture and reward them through professional training programmes, provide mentorship under experienced UAE professionals and make Emaar as an employer of choice,” said Ali.
Emaar’s Afaq (meaning, horizon) initiative is a four-part programme, including the management associate programme, which focuses on recruitment of fresh UAE graduates; the leadership programme which focuses on the development of existing nationals with in the organization; recruitment of experienced nationals, and finally being the employer of choice – where the work environment, job responsibilities and remuneration is periodically reviewed to ensure the recruited nationals remain motivated and challenged.
“Afaq is thus as much a training ground for fresh recruits as for senior professionals who seek a challenging and rewarding career opportunity with the Gulf region’s truly international company,” Al Matrooshi explained.-TradeArabia News Service