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ENDP places 1051 UAE nationals in private sector jobs in 3 months

Dubai, 3rd October 2006- Emirates National Development Program (ENDP) has placed 1051 nationals in the last three months in a number of private sectors companies, Azza Al Sharhan Director of ENDP announced.

Al Sharhan added that the number of available jobs has increased to 3796 jobs in various sectors since ENDP started receiving job applications in June 2006. ENDP said 4076 job applications have been received through the website and booths deployed in the shopping centres.

The figures were announced during the seventh meeting of ENDP’s Board of Trustees. The meeting reviewed the latest developments of the recruitment campaign for UAE nationals in private sector jobs, launched by ENDP three months ago.

In her presentation, Azza Al Sharhan explained that the trade sector recruited 487 UAE nationals and the hospitality sector recruited 409, while 112 nationals accepted job offers in banks.

His Excellency Ahmad Al Tayer ENDP Chairman of Board of Trustees said: "ENDP has proved that partnering with the private sector is the best way to achieve a sustainable cooperation relationship, based on trust and shared goals."He praised the unprecedented response from the private sector.

The educational levels of the UAE nationals recruited ranged from the fifth grade to university diplomas. They hailed from all different parts of the United Arab Emirates.

ENDP arranges for applicants to attend an assessment center and then takes them through a training course to enhance their skills depending on their needs.

The programme offers two types of training. One is the "Work Essentials" training course, which instils basic skills required in private-sector jobs, such as English language and computer literacy. The other course is the sector-specific training aimed at building the skills of trainees in specific occupations such as banking or hospitality.

The assessment centre includes psychometric tests and personality questionnaires, followed by a feedback session to help UAE national job seekers understand the different opportunities in the private sector and  identify the jobs that best suit their skills and interests.

At their meeting, the Board Of Trustees also discussed the one-day recruitment campaign that was recently organized by ENDP in collaboration with Al Futaim group, and which resulted in finding jobs for 198 UAE nationals, and the open day at Citibank.

They evaluated the progress in finding jobs for the needy in collaboration with Beit Al Khair Society, and the conclusions of the subcommittee meetings in shipping and logistics sectors.



. Notes to Editors:

Emirates Nationals Development Programme was established in November 2005, under the directions of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Its objective was to empower UAE nationals and provide them with knowledge and skills necessary to start a career in various aspects of national economy, especially in the private sector.
On 17 June 2006, ENDP started receiving applications from unemployed UAE national job seekers through its website and special booths in malls.
ENDP adopts four strategies through acknowledging the market needs, attracting UAE nationals, training them, recruiting them and following up on their progress. Its activities are concentrated in sectors that have proved important for the national growth such as hospitality, trade, real estate, IT, banking, national conglomerates and semi governmental establishments.

ENDP has formed industry specific committees comprising of the leaders of various private sector companies, that suggest solutions to problems hindering UAE nationals from joining the private sector, and discuss their training needs. 

For more information please contact:
Dima Hamadeh
Jiwin Public Relations (Public Relations arm of Dubai Press Club)
Mob:050-8801676 , Fax: 04-3688001
Email : dima.hamade@jiwin.ae