1 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Senaat group, one of the largest industrial holding companies in the UAE, announces its participation for the fourth consecutive year at the country's leading national career fair - Tawdheef 2016.

Having participated in Tawdheef and a number of relevant career fairs in the previous year to place more than 280 Emirati professionals, Senaat is joined at the career fair by representatives from portfolio companies Emirates Steel, NPCC, Ducab, Agthia, Arkan and Al Foah.

Tawdheef is the UAE's leading recruitment event, providing a platform for students and young professionals to meet with recruiters from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds.

Speaking at the event, Mahmood Al Hameli, Senior Vice President, Business Support at Senaat, said, "Senaat's participation in Tawdheef 2016 is part of its ambitious Emiratisation strategy to drive and attract more national talent into the industrial sector; largely recognised as one of the UAE's fastest growing sectors for years to come. Over the course of 2015, we successfully achieved a 22% increase in our Emiritsation rate, and we remain committed to retaining local talent in the future. We have solidified this commitment with more than 80 educational scholarships this year and almost 50 scholarships in the next four years."

He added, "Senaat offers a wide range of opportunities with over 190 openings in the fields of engineering, finance and accounting, human resources, commercial sales, project management, legal and business and financial analysis. This diversity empowers the UAE's talent pool to pursue a variety of professional paths and visions, while leading Abu Dhabi's economic diversification endeavours."

Human capital endeavours such as these allow Senaat to play a key role in providing young Emiratis with the necessary tools to lead the country's push towards economic diversification.

Nassir al Hassani, Information Technology IT Engneer at Senaat, shared his own growth story, saying, "My professional journey with Senaat began at Tawdheef 2015, where I was delighted to receive a job offer as an IT officer. Following a rigorous regimen of tailored management and leadership training courses, I can now confidently lead a wide range of services provided by the IT department. Senaat's range of human development programmes helped guide us as employees during crucial phases of professional growth, and we are here today to support these young professionals as they make career choices that will ultimately shape their lives."

Those interested in learning more about the job opportunities with Senaat and its portfolio companies, can visit the group's stand Hall Number 3 |Stand #3C20 Tawdheef 2016, or visit Senaat's online recruitment portal www.senaat.co/careers .


Mouaffak Hajjar
Brunswick Group
Phone: +971 (0)2 2344600
Email: senaat@brunswickgroup.com

About Senaat
Senaat is the UAE's largest industrial holding company, managing assets for the Government of Abu Dhabi. Senaat is fully owned by Abu Dhabi Government and has been mandated to create, optimise, promote and champion capital and power intensive assets in the United Arab Emirates. It is a key contributor to Abu Dhabi's Economic Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the Emirate's economy away from its reliance on the hydrocarbon sector by developing a strong industrial capability. Senaat thrives on the development of UAE national human capital through leadership development, job creation and knowledge transfer.

Senaat, which translates as "Industries", manages more than US$7.3 billion (AED26.8 billion) of industrial assets and employs more than 19,500 people. Senaat has invested over US$4.9 billion (AED18 billion) in the non-oil sector since 2004 and its leadership is made up mainly of Emirates nationals.

Its subsidiary companies benefit from Senaat's unique ability to source innovation, create and grow businesses and provide proactive, strategic input through to commercial productivity. Senaat aligns itself with its portfolio companies to build world-class companies:

  • Emirates Steel

Emirates Steel is the only integrated steel producer in the UAE and one of the largest integrated steel producers in the GCC.

  • National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC)

NPCC is a major international contractor providing integrated onshore and offshore oil and gas fabrication, support and Engineering, Procurement and Construction services.

  • Arkan

Arkan specialises in the manufacturing of building and construction products in the UAE.

  • Ducab

Ducab is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi and Dubai governments and is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality power cables and wires in the Middle East.

  • Agthia

Agthia is one of the UAE's leading food and beverage groups with assets across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

  • Al Foah

Al Foah is the largest date company in the world. It manages the process of packaging, distributing and marketing dates in Abu Dhabi to 44 different countries.

  • Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Company (TALEX)

TALEX is a joint venture with Gulf Extrusions, an Al Ghurair Group company, and owns and manages the 50,000 metric tonne capacity, state-of-the-art Aluminium Extrusion plant based at Kizad.

  • Al Gharbia Pipe Company

Al Gharbia Pipe Company is a joint venture between Senaat and two of Japan's leading companies in the steel sector, JFE Steel Corporation and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc (MISI). It owns and manages the UAE's first sour service capable, welded steel pipe plant based at Kizad with expected capacity of 240,000 tons annually.

For further information, please visit our website: www.senaat.co

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