In line with its commitment to provide opportunities to national talent, Etisalat today announced its participation in the RAK Education, Training and Careers Exhibition 2012. The exhibition will be held April 24-26 at the Ras Al Khaimah Exhibition Center and is an ideal platform for young nationals seeking career and training opportunities.
Etisalat’s participation at the exhibition is part of the corporation’s nationalization plan. Etisalat seeks to directly communicate with qualified and experienced nationals as well as fresh graduates for vacancies at Etisalat. In addition, Etisalat aims to introduce visitors to training and development opportunities provided by the Corporation to enhance its employees’ work skills.
Commenting on Etisalat’s participation at the RAK Education, Training and Careers Exhibition, Younis Abdul Aziz Al Nimr, Chief Human Resources Officer at Etisalat said, “Etisalat has always been a keen supporter of the government’s efforts to develop national talent and provide UAE nationals the opportunity to compete and grow in the workplace. We believe that an empowered and well-developed national workforce is the key to sound nation building. We are confident that we will meet some young and talented candidates from the UAE at the exhibition.”
Younis Al Nimr also said that as a result of Etisalat’s efforts, the nationalization percentage in the Corporation as of October 2011, has reached 39 per cent of its total workforce, amounting to nearly 3,000 employees.
Younis Al Nimr confirmed that the Corporation continuously works towards training nationals to develop their skills and knowledge at par with international standards and help them obtain leading positions. Etisalat trained more than 1,400 national employees last year at the Etisalat Academy and 2,325 national employees in other specialized courses within UAE. Additionally, 423 national employees were provided training programs in external specialized centers.
CHRO also mentioned that in November 2011, Etisalat provided a number of its employees the opportunity to join Reyada program for leadership skills development, a dedicated program for UAE nationals to be trained in different countries including UAE, China, Spain, Germany and Sweden. In March 2012, Etisalat sent 18 national employees to Spain to participate in a conference focusing on the latest innovations in ICT solutions.
Etisalat regularly participates in all leading UAE career fairs, using these exhibitions to meet and communicate with different segments, particularly new graduates from all Emirates. Such exhibitions are platforms that allow Etisalat to help candidates better understand the challenges and rewards within the telecoms sector and at Etisalat. To be considered for suitable vacancies in future, jobseekers can search and apply through Etisalat’s electronic gateway or send their curriculum vitae through the website www.etisalat.ae.