DUBAI: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced 300 new jobs during its participation in Careers UAE 2015, which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Over 160 government departments and private organizations are participating in Careers UAE, one of the largest recruitment, education, and training events for UAE citizens, reported WAM.
Dewa is participating to recruit qualified Emiratis who are looking for jobs in the government sector. Careers UAE’s theme this year is ‘Empowering Nationals,’ and Dewa has allocated 300 jobs in 2015 for Emiratis, the report said.
“To achieve the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote Emiratisation in government departments and organizations, and to reflect the goals and objectives of the UAE National Agenda to develop the skills of Emiratis, Dewa’s strategy is to encourage and stimulate Emiratisation policies. As part of our Emiratisation program, we have allocated many administrative and technical jobs for new graduates. Dewa has achieved excellent results in Emiratising the workforce with 82.80% of UAE nationals in senior management, 44.48 per cent in middle management, and 33.07 per cent in non-supervisory positions,” Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, reportedly said.
“Led by our Emiratisation policy, Dewa participates in annual career fairs and recruitment exhibitions to identify competent Emiratis who want to join government departments and organisations. Careers UAE is the ideal venue for the public and private sectors to meet with UAE Nationals who are seeking job opportunities with them. This contributes to raising the pace of Emiratisation. Dewa provides the opportunity for graduates to apply for work at Dewa, which offers attractive packages, training, and other benefits that Emirati graduates are looking for, to build professional and successful careers,” he added.
Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources in Dewa, said: “Dewa has also launched several educational programs for Emirati students who wish to continue their studies in the UAE and abroad in mechanical and electrical engineering, and renewable energy.”
Dewa has updated its job application portal on its website to enable applicants to upload their CVs quickly and easily, reported WAM.