Emiratisation 'top priority at Tawdheef'
Abu Dhabi, January 23, 2011
Emirati job-seekers will now have an unparalleled opportunity to meet leading employers at Tawdheef 2011, a major recruitment event which opens in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Emiratisation will be the top priority for many of governmental, semi-governmental departments and private sector companies exhibiting at the show, said event organisers Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council and Turret Media.
The highly-focused Emiratization drive will play an important role in the Government’s efforts to strengthen UAE National workforce in a meaningful and efficient manner, the duo added.
Chris Fountain, director of Tawdheef and managing director of Turret Media, said, “Tawdheef aims at developing a qualified national workforce in the prospective knowledge-based industries, in-line with the aspirations of the Economic Vision 2030 – Abu Dhabi Plan to achieve sustainable economic development.
"Together with our co-organiser Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, we hope this opportunity will pave the road for UAE job-seekers to achieve rewarding career path," he added.
The fifth edition of Tawdheef covers recruitment in sectors such as, banking and finance, oil and gas, hospitality, construction, government service sector, military, telecommunications, and aviation.
du, the integrated telecom service provider in the UAE, will leverage the platform provided by Tawdheef to increase the national component of its human capital base.
Fahad Al Hassawi, the chief HR and shared services officer, Du, said Tawdheef is an important platform for the company to communicate with talented Emiratis.
"We have been continuously strengthening our Emiratisation programme and invite all Emirati job-seekers to explore the career opportunities that we provide," he remarked.
Rotana Hotel Management Corporation’s participation in Tawdheef 2011 complements its Duroob initiative, a fast track development program designed to provide young nationals with the necessary training, and work experience in the hospitality industry.
Dr Olga Kampaxi, area director, Human Resources, Rotana Hotels, UAE said: “Our engagement in this show reflects the vision of our chairman Nasser Al Nowais who said: “There are no better people to run the tourism industry in the UAE than the nationals themselves, they know our country and they can see the potential of growing with it.”
“In addition to the vacancies valid as of this month, there are two more upcoming openings in UAE; one in Central Airport Road, Abu Dhabi and one in Al Ghurair City, Dubai, which will offer more than 600 employment opportunities to eligible candidates."
"Opportunities also exist in departments such as finance, human resources, sales and marketing for candidates from other disciplines to enter the industry and grow with us," she added.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) said it will maintain steady strides in the realization of Emiratization Strategic Plan at Tawdheef 2011.
The bank has been receiving the Best Emiratisation Award for the last four years with current Emiratisation rate of 36 per cent, remarked Sultan Al Mahmood, head of human resources department, ADCB.
“Our participation in Tawdheef falls within the implementation of our ambitious recruiting plan for the UAE nationals. We have specialised training programs to capture rising talents for the vacancies that exist in ADCB, and nurture them into the leaders of tomorrow.”
UAE Air Force and Air Defence will also be offering Emirati UAE youth (male and female) the freedom of selection from several fields and work specialties that suit and satisfy their ambitions and educational aspirations in a distinctive and competitive work environment.-TradeArabia News Service