The initiative aims to increase Emirati employment opportunities in key roles
Dubai Airports has signed a memorandum of understanding with facilities management provider Enova to boost Emiratisation efforts.
The agreement aligns with the UAE Cabinet’s goal of increasing Emiratisation by 2% annually and underwrites Dubai Airport’s commitment to meeting and exceeding national Emiratisation targets through its strategic private sector partnerships.
Enova’s proposed Emiratisation plan aims to increase Emiratisation by 15% by 2025. To meet its target, the company will work with Dubai Airports to allocate positions to graduate trainees, fresh graduates and experienced professionals in technical, administrative and supervisory roles.
The recruitment plan will roll out in phases, ensuring that UAE nationals receive the necessary training to equip them for the demands of the industry.
Dubai Airports executive vice president of human resources development Meshari Al Bannai said: “Our partnership with Enova is another demonstration of our dedication to growth, and we’re positive that the phased approach will be successful in fulfilling our Emiratisation targets. The UAE prides itself on a talented national workforce, and we’re thrilled to play a role in championing Emiratis across the aviation sector.”
Enova CEO Renaud Capris added: “We are proud to be partnering with Dubai Airports in expanding our commitment towards the UAE’s NAFIS programme, particularly in an industry that is shaping the future by prioritising digital transformation and sustainability. With our dedication to integrating energy-efficient solutions within facilities management, we are ideally placed to develop the talented and ambitious national skills required to ensure the UAE remains a global leader in sustainable growth.”
In 2022, Enova hired 30 UAE nationals in on-site operations and support services within its Dubai headquarters. The company has also seen an impactful increase in its internal Emirati workforce and said it remains dedicated to advancing Emirati human capital throughout the UAE.
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