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Flying butlers brush up skills at The Savoy

An elite group of Etihad Airways cabin crew are set to become the aviation world’s first flying butlers, having completed a tailored three-week training course in London, UK. The team of 13 men and women – all based in the a

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Flying butlers brush up skills at The Savoy

An elite group of Etihad Airways cabin crew are set to become the aviation world’s first flying butlers, having completed a tailored three-week training course in London, UK. The team of 13 men and women – all based in the a

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Cisco launches internship programme in UAE

Cisco has launched its annual university undergraduate internship programme in the UAE, which is designed to help boost the job skills and employability of young talent.   The departments at Cisco, which will be

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UAE retail sector faces skills gap challenge

The UAE’s retail sector, the most mature of the markets in the GCC, is facing a major skillset gap challenge, especially amongst senior level employees, said a study. The Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)-commissioned

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Knowledge transfer key for emerging economies

How to address the technical and leadership skills gap in Middle East and foster rapid and sustainable development in the high-tech sector? With a $2 trillion economy projected for 2020, the GCC is becoming one of the fastest-grow

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Oil, gas sector must join forces to tackle skills problem

The oil and gas industries in the Middle East region must collaborate more if it wants to tackle the skills shortage problem, said a recent work survey. With the Middle East region still struggling to fill skilled positions, devel

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GCC education system 'not meeting business needs'

Majority of the GCC employers do not believe that the local education system prepares young people with the requisite skills, training and attitudes for the workplace, said a study by Ernst & Young. Only 29 per cent of employe

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New skills 'should be included in school curricula'

The key to overcoming the problem of the growing mismatch between the skills students are gaining through their formal education, and the skills that employers need to drive productive and profitable businesses is in embedding 21st century ski

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‘Major skills gap in healthcare' say experts

A lack of trained workers in the life sciences and healthcare sectors in the UAE is hampering progress, said a report. Academic and industry experts were gathered by DuBiotech, the biotechnology and research park dedicated to faci

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GCC govts to ensure 'skills-based education'

GCC governments need to ensure that educational systems are equipping students with skills that enable their countries to build diversified, knowledge-based economies, said a report. Deloitte’s new whitepaper titled ‘E

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