In a perfect example of meaningful cooperation between the public and private sectors, Abu Dhabi’s Human Resources Authority (HRA) has entered into an agreement with Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA), UAE’s largest non-oil and gas industrial company, to give a push to employment and help UAE’s socio-economic development.
As per the agreement, HRA and EGA will together create job opportunities for those registered with HRA and are seeking jobs. It will be EGA’s endeavour to recruit UAE nationals and make them capable of pursuing technical careers. Also, according to the agreement, EGA will have access to all of HRA’s database pertaining to the job seekers in the UAE. The two entities will help job seekers become ready for technical jobs by providing them skill training via EGA’s national training programmes. Those who enrol for the programme will get to sign a permanent contract. Candidates who complete the year-long training programmes at EGA will be employed at EGA’s power plants and smelters.
This move is expected to give job seekers in the UAE a much-needed boost. Already over 1,000 UAE nationals are employed at EGA. Over 5,000 UAE nationals have graduated from the programmes since they were first launched way back in 1982. Many of the trainees have, over the years, managed to reach leadership positions at EGA.
The collaboration is expected to increase the percentage of Emiratis actively participating in the workforce. The training provided will help them take up competitive jobs and make the employment system in Abu Dhabi stronger.
The agreement also commits to a career guidance and counselling programme for shortlisted UAE nationals, to be conducted by both EGA and the HRA.