ABU DHABI - SENAAT announced its participation in Tawdheef 2019, which began today, to showcase a wide range of job opportunities taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

As an industrial partner for the seventh consecutive year, the Abu Dhabi-based industrial conglomerate will offer over 172 potential job openings and career-development opportunities, which represent a wide range of disciplines at the group level and at its portfolio companies, including Emirates Steel, Al Foah, Arkan, National Petroleum Construction Company, Al Gharbia Pipe Company and Ducab.

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of SENAAT, said, "A well-nurtured human capital is one of our greatest assets to transform the UAE into a global platform for innovative industries. As one of the largest employers in the UAE’s industrial sector, SENAAT is committed to providing an enabling and conducive environment to the UAE nationals to achieve their full potential and to drive the next generation of growth in line with Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Our long-standing collaboration with Tawdheef is a true testament to this commitment." SENAAT has successfully placed 161 Emirati employees throughout the group in 2018 while retaining a significant portion of 1,367 Emiratis in the same period. By 2020, SENAAT aims to recruit 396 Emiratis across the group, to achieve 23 per cent Emiratisation of its workforce across the group. Tawdheef has been one of the most important talent acquisition platforms for SENAAT.

Following a strategic plan to support the national Emiratisation program, SENAAT has achieved an outstanding Emiratisation rate of 66 per cent achieved at the holding level, and 100 per cent nationalisation of all senior leadership positions.

Mahmood Al Hameli, Senior Vice President Business Support, SENAAT said, "SENAAT has plans to implement an integrated leadership roadmap in line with Abu Dhabi 2030 vision. These programmes will be launched in 2019 to equip Emiratis developing leadership skills that will enable them to face the complexities of today, tomorrow and the future ahead." Over the years, SENAAT and its portfolio companies have emerged as one of the highly sought-after employers in the region, thanks to its thriving work culture where everyone takes pride in celebrating each other’s successes and work collaboratively to achieve a common goal.

As part of the upskilling efforts, SENAAT has successfully delivered a number of highly sophisticated training and leadership development programmes to 13,365 employees so far to help elevate their careers and serve as an ideal platform for success.

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