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New trainees...inducted into the programme

ADPC launches new trainee programme for Emiratis

ABU DHABI, December 9, 2014

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has launched a new trainee programme, designed to train UAE national for operational roles in cargo operations at its ports, as part of its ongoing commitment to develop Emirati talent.

The ‘National Way to Ramp Up Success’ (Nawras) programme will be 18 to 24 months long depending on the tasks and individuals progress, said a statement.

It offers comprehensive training for prospective ports supervisors, port operators and clerks, it said.

The first group of 21 UAE Nationals joined Nawars recently and a second group of 19 Emirati trainees will join the programme in the new year.

Capt Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, chief executive officer, said: “Emiratisation is a main pillar of ADPC’s corporate business strategy, directly supporting Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030. With this in mind, the new Nawras programme will take our initiatives to empower Emirati talent to the next level.

“Our recruitment day attracted an unprecedented number of applicants and we are very excited to welcome the successful job seekers who have already proved themselves to be a dynamic and talented group of Emiratis, to ADPC.”

“Nawras is an innovative programme, promoting excellence and high standards, it will deliver a highly skilled professional Emirati workforce for the local maritime industry which is a major sector contributing to Abu Dhabi’s economy”, he added.

The programme is the follow-up on a recruitment event which ADPC organised in September together with Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), the terminal operator at Khalifa Port, and Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council (ADTC), the government employment agency for Emirati job seekers.

The training programme includes eight weeks of English language training at the UAE Academy, as English is the language of international shipping, alongside extensive on the job port operations experience, said the statement.

A dedicated coach will teach the trainees on-the-job related tasks, while a mentor will support them on the soft skills and the performance culture of the company, it added. - TradeArabia News Service




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