Local engineering talent required

International company sees young engineers key to the market’s sustainability.

Paul Osborne
Paul Osborne

ESR Technology wants to recruit more local engineers to assist in bridging the industry's skills gap.

By working with the Centre of Engineering Excellence, the engineering, safety and risk management company hopes to encourage more local engineering graduates on its payroll.

"There is a critical skills gap in the market between young entrants coming into the engineering professions and the very experienced senior consultants. We believe that by working with the Centre of Engineering Excellence, we can provide local graduates with a fantastic opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience or our experts," said Paul Osborne, Middle East president of ESR Technology.

The company has also sponsored next month's Dubai Engineering Challenges conference, aimed at examining the challenges the sector faces in forming a sustainable future of Dubai.

"Sponsoring the event is not only part of our strategy to raise our profile throughout the region, but we see it as an important potential source of high quality local graduates to join our team," added Osborne.

The pledge to recruit local engineers coincides with a statement made today by the company, confirming its expansion plans in the region with a recently opened office in Dubai.

Previously, ESR Technology was servicing contracts from the United Kingdom with the co-operation of local sponsors.

Its main areas of work include the provision of technical advice, products and expertise in managing safety and risk, ensuring plant and asset integrity and improving machine reliability.

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