Etisalat-Tamdeed graduates begin work
Dubai, May 26, 2009
The first batch of 13 technicians trained at the Etisalat Academy have completed training and have secured jobs as technicians with Tamdeed Projects, a subsidiary of Etisalat Services Holding.
The training programme at the Etisalat Academy in Dubai took seven days to complete and consisted of continual assessment of both theoretical and practical work, culminating in an exam.
The Etisalat Academy and Tamdeed Projects plan to train and recruit a total of sixty technicians who will be given the chance of a lifetime to begin a career in the telecommunications sector.
More than 500 have applied since the Etisalat Academy announced the opportunity in April.
“All participants received training on how to splice, connect and install the optical network terminal,” said David Brennan, the Etisalat Academy general manager.
“They have been thoroughly tested and can perform to the highest standards. They have completed all necessary theoretical and practical exams and are now ready to start working with Tamdeed on the Etisalat FTTH (Fibre-to-the-Home) roll-out project,” Brennan added.
“In this sense the Etisalat Academy and Tamdeed are helping to build the nation, both with jobs and infrastructure.”
Ahmed Darwish, general manager of Tamdeed Projects said: “This is a valuable opportunity that provides young people with the chance of a career in the telecommunication sector working with the latest FTTH technology.
“They are benefiting not only from the opportunity for employment, but also from their access to the excellent training resources at the Etisalat Academy and a career path in Tamdeed Projects.”
The Etisalat Academy and Tamdeed projects are continuing to seek appropriate candidates to fill the remaining places. They should have good English communication skills and installation experience preferably with a background in telecoms or electronics.
They will also need to contribute a sum of Dh 3,900 ($1062) towards the training, which will be returned to them after completing one year of service with Tamdeed Projects. – TradeArabia News Service