Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Terminals to unveil over 100 job vacancies for Emiratis at Tawdheef

Abu Dhabi Ports, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), which operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal, will unveil more than 100 job openings for Emiratis.

Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Terminals to unveil over 100 job vacancies for Emiratis at Tawdheef
27 January 2016
Abu Dhabi Ports to achieve 51% Emiratisation in 2016

Abu Dhabi, UAE:Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, and its subsidiary - Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), which operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal, will unveil more than 100 job openings for Emiratis next week, as part of their commitment towards the UAE's Emiratisation drive. At Tawdheef, Abu Dhabi's leading recruitment event for UAE Nationals, the two entities will jointly greet Emirati job seekers with details of the employment opportunities currently available for port operations staff and clerks.  

The maritime business trade enabler in the Emirate, Abu Dhabi Ports, is presenting the job opportunities for Emirati talents as part of its well-planned efforts to achieve 51 per cent Emiratisation in 2016.  Building on the 47 per cent Emiratisation rate achieved in 2015, the company will also detail its tailor-made mentoring, training and development programmes to develop Emirati talent, at the three-day event to be held from February 1 to 3 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

"Along with job offers, we will also tell the young nationals the success stories of our Emirati employees, including women, who have excelled in their important and responsible positions. Their achievements prove that Abu Dhabi Ports has been successful in providing the Emiratis with exceptional opportunities and environment for personal and professional growth, beyond merely attracting them to the company," said Abdullah Al Hameli, Vice President-Emiratisation, HR & Administration, at Abu Dhabi Ports.

"Tawdheef is an ideal opportunity for us to narrate those stories of excellence, accomplished with the guidance and support from our wise leadership, to the young Emiratis who are looking for a promising career," he added.

Eisa Hasan Al Marzouqi, Senior HR Director at Abu Dhabi Terminals, said: "Emiratisation is Abu Dhabi Terminals' top priority and we are committed to have UAE Nationals in all levels of the organization, from senior and middle management to supervisory and practical roles in operations and engineering positions at Khalifa Port Container Terminal.

For career development, there is an ongoing training programme, which focuses on the training and education of the UAE nationals and provides them with opportunities for advancement," he said.

Abu Dhabi Ports will offer 64 jobs and Abu Dhabi Terminals 63 positions across all departments of the two companies. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted and applications will be collected for these positions at Tawdheef.

The selected candidates will have the opportunity to undergo intensive training programmes conducted at the state-of-the-art training facilities, and on-the-job practical training.  A dedicated mentor will extend support and guidance to them on all career related matters.

Abu Dhabi Ports has several programmes to attract Emirati talents, and to train and develop the existing Emirati staff.  Under a mentoring programme to nurture local talents, the Abu Dhabi Ports' managers will guide and support selected young Emiratis on career development. The company has partnered with Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning (HBP Corporate Learning) to offer a management training programme for employees.

Another programme named NAWRUS ('The National Way to Ramp up Success') encourages Emiratis to take up positions within port operations. The PIER (Ports International Executive Road) programme fast tracks Emirati employees' promotion to the top leadership positions. Under 'Port Pulse', employees volunteer to be trained for managing and running the entire port operations.


About Abu Dhabi Ports
Established in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports' core objective is to facilitate the diversification of the economy by stimulating trade and development. This is done by delivering high quality maritime services, supporting partners' infrastructure projects and setting up new companies and joint ventures in the ports and logistics sectors.

The flagship state-of-the -art Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone play a big role, supporting the diversification of the economy.  Khalifa Port was inaugurated on 12/12/12 by UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The port's semi-automated container terminal handles all of Abu Dhabi's container traffic, after its transfer from Zayed Port, the historic port in the city centre.

Phase One of Khalifa Port has a capacity of 2.5 million TEUs and 12 million tons of general cargo. Further phases of development will occur as market demand requires. When all phases are complete, Khalifa Port will be able to handle 15 million TEUs and 35 million tons of general cargo per year.

Abu Dhabi Ports manages nine commercial, logistics, community and leisure ports, and Khalifa Industrial Zone which is serving a range of logistics and manufacturing investors. Abu Dhabi Ports is boosting Abu Dhabi's economic growth and diversification, following Abu Dhabi's Economic Vision 2030.

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About Abu Dhabi Terminals:
Abu Dhabi Terminals' (ADT) core business is to manage and operate Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) for which it secured the exclusive rights in 2012 by signing a 30-year concession.

With its state-of-the art infrastructure, outstanding productivity levels and innovative approach, KPCT is the region's first semi-automated port and one of the most technologically advanced and fastest growing container terminals in the world.

Since the official inauguration on 12/12/12, KPCT has grown to support the local market with around 20 weekly container line services to more than 50 international destinations, offering the ideal hub location for connecting local trade with a wide global logistics network.

ADT's diversification of supply chain services offers a full suite of logistics solutions to benefit trade partners and shipping lines. The port operator, which is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, Mubadala and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, garnered a number of achievements in 2014 and its more than 20% year-on-year growth over the past five years can be attributed to its professional team and the strong relationships with the shipping industry and trade community.

For further information, please contact:
Annemarie Franssen, Communications Manager, Abu Dhabi Terminals
Tel.  +971 2 4925022, annemarie.franssen@adterminals.ae

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