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Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside of oil and gas, has signed an agreement with the Human Resources Authority (HRA) of Abu Dhabi to further promote the employment of young UAE Nationals in the industrial sector

EGA HRA MoUEGA and Abu Dhabi's HRA come together to boost employment of Emiratis. (Image source: Emirates Global Aluminium)

Under the agreement, EGA will train 23 high school students who are registered in the HRA database and interested in developing skills related to technical occupations through EGA's long-running National Training Programmes. Upon completion of the one-year intensive training programme, successful trainees will be offered permanent contracts in operational roles at EGA's industrial facilities.

The HRA will continue to nominate additional candidates, with shortlisted UAE nationals eligible to participate in a career counselling programme, after they have successfully passed the company?s admission tests and personal interviews held during the introductory workshop as part of EGA's National Training Programmes.

Amal Nasser Al Jabri, director general of the Human Resources Authority, stated, "The signing of the agreement with EGA comes as part of our support for the industrial sector to help keep pace with the demands of future jobs. 

The agreement also enhances HRA?s Emiratisation efforts by developing the capabilities of job seekers based on international standards, further enabling citizens to find jobs while supporting their participation in the emirate?s sustainable economic development processes efficiently and effectively.

?The Human Resources Authority seeks to achieve the leadership?s aspirations by enhancing the institutional communications and partnerships between various entities to invest in human capital and contribute to build a skilled Emirati cadre capable of achieving the emirate?s development aspirations and contributing positively to the process of creating, development and prosperity in Abu Dhabi,? added AI Jabri.  

Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, CEO of EGA, said, ?As a company with a high Emiratisation rate, EGA is committed to creating employment opportunities for talented UAE nationals, laying a strong foundation for the country, and contributing to the development of the UAE's industrial economy. We are delighted to welcome these ambitious Emiratis to EGA and look forward to supporting their professional growth as they advance their careers.?

EGA?s National Training programmes develop young UAE nationals for operational roles in EGA?s smelters and industrial facilities. More than 5,000 UAE nationals have graduated from the programmes since they were first established in 1982. Many have gone on to pursue long and successful careers at EGA, with some reaching the highest levels of leadership in the company.

Almost 1,200 UAE nationals now work at EGA. Over 700 of EGA?s Emirati employees are under the age of 35.