EGA aims to recruit 200 UAE nationals at Tawdheef - Emirates24|7

EGA aims to recruit 200 UAE nationals at Tawdheef

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Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), one of the world's leading aluminium producers, is looking to recruit 200 UAE nationals at Tawdheef in Abu Dhabi, to join its national trainee and graduate trainee programmes, as well as for other positions.

Tawdheef is the leading recruitment event for UAE Nationals, which will kick off on January 30 and conclude on February 1, at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre.

EGA is the largest industrial company in the UAE outside the oil and gas industry and a major employer of engineers and technicians as well as finance, human resources, IT administrators and other corporate professionals.

Over 1,200 UAE Nationals work at EGA.

EGA has participated at Tawdheef since 2009.

Abdulla Kalban, EGA’s managing director and chief executive officer, who himself joined the company as a graduate trainee in 1985, said: "I have had an amazing career at the company myself for over more than 30 years, and I encourage enthusiastic and able UAE Nationals to approach us at the event."

When normalised for the high number of blue collar jobs in heavy industry, EGA has one of the highest rates of Emiratisation of any major UAE company.

Most of EGA’s top executive committee are UAE Nationals including seven who originally joined as graduate trainees or fresh graduates, it said.

Some 40 per cent of those holding the top 250 positions at EGA are UAE Nationals, as are more than third of the 2,000 people in supervisory positions and above, it added.

EGA typically has over 100 graduate trainees employed at any time, on 18 month graduate training programmes before assignment to permanent roles in the organisation.

EGA has sponsored over 300 UAE Nationals through education since 2001. Over 130 UAE Nationals are sponsored in their studies at universities by EGA currently, including 18 studying abroad.

EGA is also pioneering the role of women in heavy industry. Over 16 per cent of those at working at supervisory level and above at EGA are female, it stated.

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