Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced its intention to use Careers UAE 2016 to employ Emiratis.
The authority will introduce a mechanism to directly recruit UAE nationals for engineering and technical roles.
Specialised committees will interview candidates and complete employment procedures at the careers fair. The initiative is in line with DEWA’s broader strategy to increase Emiratisation.
Commenting on the recruitment drive, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive office of DEWA, said: “DEWA has achieved excellent results in Emiratisation, with UAE nationals comprising 85% of senior management and 47.6% in middle management, employing 2,476 Emiratis.
“DEWA adopts a clear strategy to promote Emiratisation, and hire Emirati staff in specialised and technical positions, as well as develop a generation capable of spearheading the UAE’s water and energy sectors.
“DEWA works to train UAE nationals and employ them in engineering and technical positions. We are committed to participating in employment exhibitions to target UAE nationals who want to be engineers and technicians,” HE Al Tayer said.
The authority will use Careers UAE 2016 to showcase the scholarships it provides for Emirati students. It will also highlight DEWA Academy, which trains and qualifies young UAE nationals in various technical and professional areas, including desalination, and the production, transmission, and distribution of energy and water.
“DEWA has a clear strategy to develop and train national staff to meet its work requirements,” explained HE Al Tayer. “[Our] Emiratisation strategy will take Dubai’s energy sector to the next level of growth, with a generation that is aware of the importance of vocational work, and realises the benefit they provide to their country by joining the programme that will provide them with world-class skills.”
Dr Yousef Al Akraf, executive vice president of business support and human resources at DEWA, added: “DEWA is working to reach the highest-possible score of Emiratisation in engineering, technical, and vocational positions, especially after its success in the Emiratisation of many administrative and financial jobs.
“We work to qualify Emirati youth both academically and practically to play an active role in the work process, and equip them with the ability to compete in the job market,” he concluded.
Careers UAE 2016 will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 16-18 May.