Amani Al Khaledi
NBAD ‘seeks top UAE nationals’ at career fair
Abu Dhabi, April 30, 2013
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), a leading bank in the UAE, will seek to recruit top UAE nationals in different fields at the Careers UAE 2013 exhibition that opened in Dubai today.
The event, exclusive to UAE nationals, will run until May 2 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“Our participation in Careers UAE 2013 is part NBAD’s ongoing efforts toward Emiratisation and in line with the Absher initiative to create jobs for Emiratis and give them the opportunities to contribute in the development of the UAE,” said Ehab Anis Hassan, the Group chief human resources officer at NBAD.
“We are seeking to recruit top UAE nationals and we have openings available in different fields including finance, information technology, operations and corporate communication.”
During the career fair, NBAD will offer onsite interviews to the candidates. It will also bring representatives from different divisions to give insight into division and address all kinds of queries about career opportunities at NBAD.
NBAD has launched several Emiratisation initiatives to develop and maximise the potentials of Emiratis in different stages. For instance, under the AFAQ Management trainee Programme, NBAD sponsors a Master’s degree in finance by recruiting fresh university graduates who exhibit great motivation and the potential to grow into future leaders.
The recruits complete post graduate certificate which is equivalent to half of the Master's requirement in the first year by studying fulltime at the academy. During this period, they receive full employment salary. After the first year, AFAQ recruits are assigned to their permanent position. While they work fulltime, they continue studying part-time toward the completion of the Master's Degree.
NBAD also offers UAE national staff Al Sadara programme where they can study for a Masters in International Business and gain work experience simultaneously.
“Our Emiratisation initiatives are designed to equip youth with the knowledge and develop their skills to meet the market demand for qualified Emiratis,” said Amani Al Khaledi, head of Emiratisation at NBAD.
“NBAD has increased Emiratisation from 30 per cent in 2008 to 37.4 per cent by end of 2012. This year we aim to raise Emiratisation rate and recruit over 150 UAE nationals,” she added. - TradeArabia News Service