Dubal attracts UAE nationals at careers fair
Dubai, March 11, 2012
Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), a major single-site primary aluminium smelter, attracted about 2,000 people to its exhibition stand at a major career event held recently in Dubai.
The 12th annual Careers Show Exhibition (Careers UAE) took place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 5 to 7.
Many of the visitors submitted their resumés in the hopes of obtaining employment at the UAE’s industrial flagship.
The event enabled UAE Nationals in all fields of expertise to meet directly with recruiters and hiring managers — thus facilitating the fulfilment of the UAE’s Emiratisation strategy.
Since its inception, Careers UAE has evolved into one of the biggest and most sought-after forums for aspiring work-seekers to meet with prospective employers and obtain information regarding the various training and career options available.
Over 100 employers, educational institutions and professional bodies participated in Careers UAE 2012.
“Having participated annually since the inaugural event, this year marked the eleventh year that Dubal has leveraged the opportunities presented by Careers UAE. Once again, the response was extremely positive, confirming Dubal’s status as an employer of choice in the region and a leading recruiter of UAE Nationals,” said Mohammed Ali Al Owais, manager, Organisation Development.
“As in prior years, students were able to enter their information directly into our database, making it readily available for use in identifying potential talent to meet our organisational requirements in terms of age group, background, qualifications and skills.”
“Live interviews were held with key candidates during the exhibition; and a team of our recruitment officers is busy segregating the job applications received during Careers UAE by discipline and qualification, so as to compare them with our company’s needs,” he added.
At the end of 2011, UAE Nationals accounted for 15 per cent of Dubal’s total workforce of approximately 4,000 employees.
Currently, the proportion of UAE National representation at senior management level is above 65 per cent, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service