Emirates Group woos UAE nationals
A campaign is under way to attract a record number of UAE nationals to join the Emirates Group this year. The Emirates Group national recruiters recently took part in Careers UAE 2003, the key event for attracting and recruiting high-quality national staff.A National Recruitment and Development team was at the fair at Dubai Airport Expo to highlight the Group's special development schemes for nationals, explain the opportunities available with the Emirates Group and help them to apply. Last year, 141 UAE nationals were accepted onto a wide range of training schemes, including the Graduate and Diploma Graduate Trainee, Certificate Graduate Trainee, Ab-Initio Pilot, Aircraft and Apprentice Mechanic, Cabin Crew and National School Leaver schemes. Abdulaziz Al Ali, director human resources at Emirates said, "We plan to recruit a record 270 national trainees this year as part of our response to the directive from our chairman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, to develop the work skills of the national population". "Our commitment to this goal is evident and the number of quality UAE nationals in the Group must continue to reflect this commitment especially during our rapid expansion over the next five years," Al Ali stated.