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10,000 immediate job interviews done for Emirati talents

ABU DHABI, April 24, 2024

Over 4,200 Emirati youth from across the UAE participated in the second edition of the Industrialists Career Exhibition, which provided some 10,000 immediate interviews in more than 83 companies.
Hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) and Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis), and Adnoc the event took place from April 21 to 23 at the Abu Dhabi Energy Centre. 
The first-of-its-kind exhibition offered industry and advanced technology career opportunities, as well as immediate interviews, for local talent.
800 job opportunities
The second edition of the exhibition announced 800 job opportunities, including 150 jobs for Emirati people of determination in private companies.
Omar Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, said: “The exhibition is organised in line with the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, under the National In Country Value (ICV) Program, and in turn promotes the Make it in the Emirates initiative. It is in line with the ministry's objectives to enhance the competitiveness of the industrial sector, as well as its growth and contribution to economic diversification and sustainable economic development. The exhibition is an integrated platform bringing together government partners, the private sector, training entities and jobseekers to provide opportunities based on the needs of companies.
He added: “This year's exhibition aimed to offer more than 800 immediate-hire jobs, in addition to diverse training programs that directly relate to jobseeker interviews. This contributes to enabling Emirati talent to secure industrial and service sector jobs, as these interviews align the requirements of companies with jobseeker skills.”
Emirati talent
“At the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, we are confident in the scientific, academic and competitive capabilities of Emirati talent. Through the exhibition, we are investing in enhancing their professional capabilities to support the national strategic direction. The event introduced Emirati youth to the importance of the national industrial sector, as well as opportunities for professional growth and development, helping to harmonise national talent’s capabilities with job market requirements.”
He added: “The ministry will continue to launch similar initiatives to enhance the participation of Emirati talent in industry and advanced technology, a key sector contributing to the UAE’s GDP, in line with its efforts to become a global hub for sustainable and advanced industries.”
Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary-General of the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (Nafis), said: “The Council, in line with the directives and support of our leadership, considers Emiratisation in the private sector to be of strategic importance. We work in cooperation with our partners such as the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Adnoc to support these efforts by providing incentives to companies to drive Emiratisation and promote the skills of our local talent.”
Key positive impact
He added: “The results of the second edition of the Industrialists Career Exhibition displays a key, positive impact, not only in the number of jobs offered and secured by our youth, but also on the new generation’s views on job fairs in response to the immediate hiring and train-to-hire opportunities provided, aligning their potential with industrial and service company requirements.”
He noted: “The second edition of the exhibition saw a turnout of more than 4,200 Emiratis, compared to 3,000 in the previous edition. Over 80 major companies conducted interviews with local talent, which reflects integration between partners and harnessing capabilities for nationals to secure jobs in the private sector, especially in value-added fields such as industry and advanced technology.”
He continued: “We appreciate the efforts of all partners who contributed to these positive results, which supports us in achieving our national objectives of promoting Emiratisation in the private sector and equipping our youth with the skills required in the job market. We call on companies to offer further rewarding career opportunities to support the UAE’s economic growth.”
Yaser Saeed Al Mazrouei, Adnoc Executive Director, People, Commercial and Corporate Support, said: “Adnoc is proud to have supported the second edition of the Industrialists Career Exhibition which provided an important platform for leading companies in the private sector to recruit UAE Nationals and offer them pathways to build successful careers. Through Adnoc's ICV programme, we will continue to create high skilled private sector job opportunities for UAE Nationals that enable them to contribute to the UAE's industrial and economic growth, as we work towards a lower carbon future."--TradeArabia News Service


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