Hundreds of private and public sector employment opportunities are up for grabs at Careers U.A.E. 2014, the country's leading specialist job and training fair focused on empowering U.A.E. nationals, which opens at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on Tuesday.
Running until 24th April, Careers U.A.E. 2014 is the three-day employment fair's biggest show to date, with a record number of more than 160 exhibiting companies and an extensive range of training and education programmes providing a strong platform for U.A.E. nationals seeking immediate employment and career advancement opportunities.
With The National HR and Employment Authority (Tanmia) predicting that approximately 200,000 U.A.E. nationals will join the country's workforce over the next decade, Careers U.A.E. continues to play a key role in helping Emirati jobseekers and graduates find rewarding career placements.
Organised under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, this year's event is particularly significant as it complements the seven-year National Agenda announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to promote education and employment across a multitude of domestic industries and in line with the U.A.E. Vision 2021 to establish the nation among the world's best.
"Careers U.A.E. is committed to supporting the vision of the U.A.E.'s leadership, championing the government's Emiratisation initiatives and enhancing the Emirati workforce's contribution to the national economy," said Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and CEO of DWTC.
He added, "With record participation from public and private sector entities this year, Careers U.A.E. 2014 offers a tremendous breadth of professional career opportunities for U.A.E. nationals all under one roof." For the first time at Careers U.A.E., healthcare companies are participating from across the country, including flagship operators, NMC Hospital, Dubai Healthcare City and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, as the sector looks to significantly broaden employment opportunities for U.A.E. nationals. Private sector representation has also significantly increased for the 2014 event, which is being spearheaded by a 100 percent year on-year growth in retail and insurance companies.
Mega retail players Al Chalhoub Group, Al Habtoor Group, AW Rostamani and Azadea are all exhibiting for the first time, as is Oman Insurance, Dubai Insurance, Axa Insurance, Emirates Insurance and Emirates Association Insurance, representing the industry's biggest names.
As part of Careers U.A.E.'s commitment to knowledge exchange initiatives and experience-building engagement for prospective Emirati jobseekers, the 2014 fair will showcase a number of diverse training sessions and advanced education programmes designed to help U.A.E. nationals develop their skill-sets in line with requirements of the domestic job market.
In just one of the sessions, Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Dubai Police and General Security, will share his remarkable career experiences and explain what it takes to create a successful career.
Other main attractions include a dynamic speech by Hala Kazim, the U.A.E.'s renowned motivational speaker, and a series of seminars featuring industry leaders within the automotive, aviation and tourism industries.