Al-Futtaim starts new employment programme
Dubai, January 8, 2013
Al-Futtaim Travel has launched a programme to provide employment opportunities to Emirati housewives and graduates in line with the UAE government’s directive to promote the participation of nationals in the private sector.
Al-Futtaim Group is amongst the first backers of the Absher initiative and, as part of the group’s commitment to the initiative, Al-Futtaim Travel is currently recruiting 12 Emiratis to train them become home travel councilors with the role to provide personalised travel services to UAE nationals.
Working from the convenience of their home environment, the women who have been selected will be able to deliver to their compatriots a diverse range of travel related services, from airline tickets, package holidays, children educational programmes, medical travel to honeymoons, car rentals or hotel accommodation, a statement from the company said.
“This initiative was determined by the launch of Absher and in particular the programme’s call for the diversification of the areas of work available in the private sector,” said William Horsley, general manager, Al-Futtaim Travel.
“Thanks to Al-Futtaim Travel’s long experience in and association with the Emirati community, we have developed a deep understanding of the discerning traveling needs of the local community which helped us create this win-win initiative designed to further improve customer satisfaction while creating jobs for nationals.”
The recruited UAE nationals are currently attending a series of training modules designed to equip them with the know-how required to operate as home travel councilors. Al-Futtaim Travel customers will be able to avail of the new service as of January 21. – TradeArabia News Service