Ernst & Young, Jobs4Bahrainis enter key deal
Manama, January 18, 2011
Ernst & Young, a leading professional services firm, has signed an agreement with Jobs4Bahrainis.com, the first private sector initiative dedicated to improving the employment prospects of Bahraini nationals.
Under the terms of this three-year agreement, signed at Ernst & Young’s Bahrain office, Jobs4Bahrainis.com will assist Ernst & Young Training Centre graduates who are funded by Tamkeen to find accounting and related jobs in the kingdom.
It will do this by opening a database of CVs and other details of the graduates of the training centre to leading employers in the kingdom.
Approximately 600 Tamkeen-funded Bahraini individuals are expected to graduate from the training centre in the next three years with internationally recognised qualifications, namely, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and the Post Graduate Qualification in Business Accounting and Islamic Finance by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK.
Ernst & Young’s office managing partner, Essa Al Jowder said: “We are pleased to join hands with Jobs4Bahrainis as part of one of our many initiatives and ongoing efforts to find suitable employment opportunities for graduates coming under Tamkeen’s projects. This is in line with Tamkeen’s objective to make Bahrainis the employees of choice.
“Ernst & Young Training Centre’s main aim is to help the community, who aspire to excel in a professional accounting and finance career, by providing the opportunity to follow leading international qualifications.”
Ernst & Young Training Centre is currently training hundreds of students in many accountancy and finance-related qualifications and is a leading qualifications training provider in the region.
Jobs4Bahrainis.com business development manager Ali Daylami said: “We are honoured that a prestigious organisation such as Ernst & Young recognises Jobs4Bahrainis.com as a job seeking resource for Bahraini talent. Our tie-up with Ernst & Young is in line with our wider commitment to getting more Bahrainis into the workforce. Candidates included on our database are screened by Jobs4Bahrainis.com to ensure employers are offered individuals who closely match their qualifications and skills needs.”
Jobs4Bahrainis is a joint venture between Gulf Connexions, the kingdom’s leading Recruitment Company, and Al Hilal Group, a leading regional publishing organisation.
Abeer Al Matooq, project coordinator – human capital development,Tamkeen; Deen Jayah, director – training services, Ernst & Young, Peter Griffiths - partner, Ernst & Young, and Jubran Abdulrahman also attended the signing. – TradeArabia News Service