Wednesday 27 January 2021

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Emiratis account for 66pc of FANR's workforce

ABU DHABI, July 28, 2019

Emirati professionals constituted 66 per cent of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation's (FANR) total workforce of 241 employees in 2018, according to FANR’s 2018 annual report.

“Regulating the nuclear sector comes with its challenges, which require a high level of knowledge and expertise to meet. And this is why we are proud to have qualified Emirati nuclear professionals working side by side with our foreign expert staff in nuclear safety, nuclear security and nuclear non-proliferation,”' said Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, chairman of FANR, was quoted as saying by Emirates news agency Wam.

The past year, he added, FANR made excellent progress towards realising its vision of becoming a globally recognised nuclear regulator.

“FANR remains dedicated to developing Emiratis in the nuclear regulatory sector, the third round of Emiratis joined the Developee Engineers Programme in 2018. Long-term career opportunities for Emiratis at FANR are achieved through focused recruitment, training and development programmes. In 2018, Emiratis accounted for 66 per cent of FANR employees,” stated Christer Viktorsson, FANR director general.

“FANR’s Board of Management approved the Research and Development Policy to support the regulatory programmes of FANR, to help develop Emiratis in the organisation and attract them to work at FANR. This policy provides a technical basis for all FANR’s regulatory activities, which will eventually contribute to the sustainability of the nuclear applications in the UAE.”'


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