Zayed University, DAFZ ink jobs pact
Dubai, May 28, 2011
Abu Dhabi-based Zayed University and Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZ) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in employment, internships, as well as training and research.
“We are pleased to be collaborating with Zayed University as it allows us access to a pool of talented students and further drives our mission to bring deserving Emirati candidates within our fold,” said Yousuf Behzad, executive director of Human Capital and Strategy at Dubai Airport Freezone.
According to the MoU, Zayed University students will gain priority access to temporary and permanent positions within Dubai Airport Freezone, provided they meet specific job requirements of the free zone.
Available roles will range from internship and summer work opportunities to full time employment. Zayed University students will also be able to participate in recruitment events like job shadowing and industry mentor programs.
Conversely, volunteer students and professors from Zayed University will participate in developmental projects like surveys, management studies, research and training.
In addition, students will receive information on academic programs, training schemes and career events so they can better plan their graduation and career path.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Zayed University and clearly a big boost in our efforts towards producing job-ready graduates,” said Bryan Gilroy, assistant provost, Office of Enrollment Management at Zayed University.
“We are delighted to be in partnership with Dubai Airport Freezone and look forward to a mutually rewarding exchange of knowledge and opportunities,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service