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EGA to recruit 200 UAE nationals at Tawdheef 2017

Emirates Global Aluminium plans to recruit 200 UAE nationals to join its national trainee and graduate trainee programmes at Abu Dhabi’s Tawdheef 2017 careers fair

EGA intends to recruit 200 UAE nationals to join its National Trainee and Graduate Trainee programmes at Tawdheef 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
EGA intends to recruit 200 UAE nationals to join its National Trainee and Graduate Trainee programmes at Tawdheef 2017 in Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has announced plans to recruit more than 200 UAE nationals at Abu Dhabi’s upcoming careers fair, Tawdheef 2017.

The UAE-headquartered aluminium supplier is looking to hire Emiratis to join its national trainee and graduate trainee programmes.

EGA aims to reach 37% Emiratisation within specified fields before the end of 2017, in line with its longer-term goal of achieving 40% Emiratisation by 2020. The company currently employs more than 1,200 UAE nationals.

Abdulla Kalban, managing director and chief executive officer of EGA, joined the company as a graduate trainee in 1985.

Commenting on the firm’s Emiratisation drive, he said: “I have had an amazing career at EGE [for] more than 30 years. I encourage enthusiastic and able UAE nationals to approach us at Tawdheef.”

EGA said that when normalised for the high number of blue-collar jobs within the field of heavy industry, its workforce boasts one of the highest rates of Emiratisation in the UAE.

The majority of EGA’s executive committee are UAE nationals. Seven members of the committee joined the company as either fresh graduates or graduate trainees.

Approximately 40% of those holding the top 250 positions at EGA are UAE nationals, as are more than a third of its 2,000 people in supervisory positions and above.

EGA typically employs more than 100 graduate trainees at any one time, all of whom undergo 18 month training courses before being assigned to permanent roles within the organisation.

The company has sponsored more than 300 UAE nationals through education since 2001. At present, 130 Emirati students are being supported by EGA, including 18 individuals who are studying abroad.

Tawdheef 2017 will take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 30 January to 1 February.

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