As a result of various training and recruitment initiatives, DP World says it has hired over 50 new Emirati staff in various business units this year so far.
According to a statement: “The new joiners are set for an exciting journey, on a path laid down by their predecessors whose careers have been empowered by Emiratisation programmes over the last few years. Today, around 78% of Emiratis are in leadership positions, 20% of whom are women; proving that Emiratis can compete in a difficult job market, meeting the highest international standards.”
DP World has established an integrated system to incubate Emirati talent and help shape them into leaders in trade and logistics. In line with its strategy, DP World has launched a series of training programmes for employees to ensure the highest standards of productivity in the sector. These programmes are diversified to suit various segments of Emiratis, who wish to build and develop their working and professional lives.
Bedaya is the first training programme launched by DP World to educate young Emiratis about trade, the supply chain, and DP World’s position on the global trade map. The specialised summer programme, designed for male and female high school and university students, aims to give experience of the work environment and understand the company’s facilities and business units.
Another programme called Forsa is designed to give Emirati university and college students the opportunity to complete the work experience requirements of their graduation courses. Participants can choose the duration of their training in line with their course requirements. At the end of the programme, the student receives a certificate of completion of work experience that can be presented to the university.
A Volunteer Programme allows students to complete volunteer work requirements according to the number of hours specified by their universities and schools, while the Ta’heel Sponsorship Programme prepares students to occupy high level positions in DP World, through vocational training during their degrees, in addition to a commitment to work with DP World after graduation.
Also important are the Ta’heel Nautical Science Programme, which delivers specialised training for Emiratis between the ages of 20 and 27 years on marine vessel traffic control systems, and the Tumoohi Programme, designed to provide new graduates with practical skills that will enable them to enhance their competitiveness in the job market, as well as gain experience in a wide range of sectors and business units in Jebel Ali Free Zone.