- On 03/02/2016
The Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade (Al Masraf) revealed 30 vacancies in its different departments and divisions for recent graduates and UAE Nationals seeking jobs during its participation in the 18th National Career Fair.
The Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade (Al Masraf) revealed 30 vacancies in its different departments and divisions for recent graduates and UAE Nationals seeking jobs during its participation in the 18th National Career Fair. The job fair was organized and hosted by Expo Centre Sharjah from February 10 to 13, 2016 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
The Bank announced that it is seeking an Emiratization ratio of 100 per cent for its workforce in all its branches by the end of 2016. The ratio is currently at 62 per cent.
Faisal Galadari, CEO, Al Masraf, said: “Our participation in the Fair is in line with the bank’s strategy of providing training and employment opportunities for young and qualified Emiratis.”
Galadari added that “the development of young and talented Emirati workers and the training of future leaders capable of managing the bank’s various operations as well as upgrading the entire banking sector is at the heart of Al Masraf’s successful strategy for the employment of skilled Emiratis. The strategy focuses on attracting UAE Nationals and designing appropriate training programs to retain them and further enhance their performance and levels of excellence”.
He also emphasized the Bank’s full commitment to participating in national job fairs as part of its policy of supporting Emiratization and upholding its integrated vision that complements the principles of UAE Vision 2021. He added that joining job fairs helps in the implementation of the Emiratization strategy within the banking and insurance sector, which was recently adopted by the Cabinet.
He further explained that the participation of Al Masraf in the fair supports the government’s efforts to increase the number of UAE Nationals working in the private sector by attracting young Emirati job-seekers, whether they be recent graduates or individuals who already have practical working experience. He pointed to the importance of career fairs as they provide an opportunity for direct communication between employers and national talents.
Suad al-Shammari, Director of Human Resources and Emiratization Department, Al Masraf, confirmed that the bank’s pavilion drew huge crowds of young Emirati job seekers since the first day of the fair. She noted that Al Masraf received a large number of applications for job vacancies which will be screened later to choose the best candidates and communicate with those whose qualifications match the requirements for the completion of the recruitment procedures.
Al-Shammari said: “The bank is now working on signing agreements with the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council (ADTC) and with a number of major universities and specialized institutions in the country. This will reflect positively on the implementation of the bank’s Emiratization strategy and the acceleration of the recruitment process.”
“Al Masraf is committed to developing its Emirati workforce and enhancing their competencies in the field of banking services through various advanced training programs. This comes in line with the guidelines of the wise leadership of the UAE and is also based on our belief in the importance of strengthening the presence of national cadres and giving talented people the opportunities they deserve to build productive careers and occupy leadership and executive positions,” she added.
She further revealed that the bank is planning to increase its Emiratization rate – which currently stands at 26 per cent – to 30 per cent in all departments by the end of 2016. She stated that career fairs are great opportunities to meet job seekers and speed up the Emiratization process in order to achieve the bank’s strategic objectives.