28 Jan 2020

Senaat Launches ‘Develop to Empower’ Programme

Trade Arabia
Senaat Launches ‘Develop to Empower’ Programme

Senaat, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, has announced the launch of ‘Develop to Empower’ programme to equip UAE nationals with employability skills.

The programme is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the national workforce in line with Senaat’s Integrated Emiratisation Strategy and Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, said a statement from the company.

Senaat will also be showcasing over 100 potential job openings representing across a wide range of disciplines at the group level and across its subsidiaries, including National Petroleum Construction Company, Agthia, Emirates Steel, Al Foah, Arkan, Al Gharbia Pipe Company and Ducab.

To date, Senaat has achieved an outstanding Emiratisation rate of 68 per cent at holding group level, 16 per cent across the group and 71 per cent at the leadership level in the holding company. Over 150 Emirati employees were hired in 2019 throughout the group, overachieving the set target by 15 per cent. In the last three years, it has successfully placed 431 Emirati employees throughout the group, while retaining a significant portion of 1,397 Emiratis in the same period.

Engineer Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO, Senaat, said: “Human capital development is an integral part of our company’s mandate towards developing the UAE’s industrial sector and building a diversified, knowledge-based economy in line with the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.”

“Our initiatives reflect Senaat’s commitment to cultivating the capabilities and enhancing the competitiveness of our national talent. This comes in line with the goals and directives of our wise leadership recently stated in the Policy for Advanced Industries announced by the UAE Cabinet, with an objective to attract outstanding talent and create job opportunities for Emiratis,” he added.

Under the 'Develop to Empower' programme, candidates will be assessed and interviewed based on a set criterion, following which they will be assigned to Senaat's subsidiaries to commence the two-year incentivised programme, thus offering a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical experience.

Upon successful completion of the training, the candidates will assume positions within the respective subsidiary.

Mahmood Al Hameli, senior vice president, business support at Senaat, said: "The UAE’s industrial sector has witnessed rapid development and transformation during the past few years.”

“At our company, we believe in preparing a new generation of Emiratis who are equipped to compete, contribute and thrive to drive the next generation of economic growth. The ‘Develop to Empower’ programme offers the UAE Nationals a one-of-its-kind opportunity to achieve their full potential while carving a dynamic career in industrial sectors,” he added.

Al Hameli pointed out that Senaat has implemented 241 highly sophisticated training programme to date. In 2019, Senaat and its subsidiary companies delivered 114,800 hours of training, with a target of 50 per cent increase set for 2020. – TradeArabia News Service

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