The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is taking part in the 17th edition of Careers UAE, which started yesterday (Sunday) at the Dubai World Trade Center. The event saw an extensive number of participants from public entities and companies in the UAE. RTA, through this event, seeks to drive the Emiratization of jobs by recruiting young graduates of Emirati job seekers.
Ms. Kawther Kazim, Executive Director of Human Resources & Development at RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector explained that RTA’s annual participation in this career fair was intended to cement its Emiratization strategy. “Careers UAE attracts a wide spectrum of young graduate Emirati boys & girls as well as competent prospective Emirati leaders & administrators in various capacities,” she said.
She pointed out that RTA had introduced, in the event, an initiative called ‘Empowerment with RTA,’ which is merely a 6-month training program that aims to train the UAE national university graduates who are unemployed for one year after their graduation. They would be trained on work skills to prepare them for the work market. The graduates would be selected according to certain criteria. After finishing the training, they would meet with a number of RTA’s leaders to receive directives and pieces of advice that would enhance their career.
RTA’s stand in the event offers a diverse cast of vacancies in different fields including engineering, finance, investment, internal audit, administration, information systems, strategic planning as well as quality, health, safety and environment.
“Instant interviews were made for applicants by the respective directors during the exhibition period that accelerates the recruitment process. RTA is running Edaad (Grooming) program, which qualifies and trains several Emirati graduates to post them in RTA. This two-year program ensures the deployment of well-trained & equipped Emiratis capable of playing a role in achieving sustainable development. The program has extra features such as specialist practical training, rewards and incentives offered to inductees who are required to have superior talents,” noted Kazim.
In the same context, Kazim reported that Emiratization of leading posts in RTA amounted to 95.4% and the overall Emiratization of jobs rate had clocked 84.8%. “RTA is always keen on charting out strategic plans for attracting Emirati cadres in a variety of fields through participation in career shows or other recruitment sources. RTA makes such recruitment efforts in compliance with the directives of the Government and in realization of its noble objectives in this regard,” added Kazim.
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