700 jobs offered at Tanmia open day

DUBAI — A total of 700 jobs were up for grabs for nationals at an interactive open day organised by the National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority (Tanmia) in collaboration with its partners including banks and the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department at Dubai Women’s College yesterday.

By Eman Al Baik

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Published: Thu 23 Jun 2005, 10:03 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:08 PM

Engineer Ahmed M. Al Ahmedi, Manager of Tanmia Office, Sharjah, said that following agreement with its partners, Emirates, Dubai Islamic Bank, HSBC Bank, Citibank, Mashreq Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Banks, Emirates bank and Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Departments, received applications from nationals at the open day, which essentially provided a common platform for job-providers and job-seekers.

“We invited all job-seekers registered with us to attend the event and directly communicate with the job-providers. Some job-providers like Emirates which announced more than 100 vacancies conducted spot interviews,” he said, adding : “We expect substantially high numbers to land jobs, while the others found with potential but lacking in some skills would be fine-tuned for the jobs through training.”

Pointing out that Tanmia offers three types of training to help in the emiratisation process, he said the first category involves training of nationals after he or she signs employment contract.

In such cases, Tanmia sponsors between 25 to 50 per cent of the training cost.

The second type involves on-the-job training for freshly-appointed nationals lacking in some skills, while in the third category, Tanmia sponsors the entire training programme, which is conducted in coordination with relevant institutions for job-seekers who hold high school certificate.

“Large number of job-seekers are trained in necessary skills like English, banking, insurance and secretarial work to help them find jobs,” he said, and called upon the government to make more allocations for Tanmia to help provide such training programme which have proved to be very effective.

Haifa M. Al Ansari, officer at the Human Resources Administration of Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD), called on job seekers to pursue their education after high school even if it means taking up just a two year diploma programme because that will help them find good jobs.

“Like other banks, CBD too offers jobs to national holders of bachelors’ degree immediately while applicants who hold just high school certificate are in most cases put on the waiting lists,” she said, adding: “Applicants should ensure having adequate skills in English language and computer use.”

Khadeeja Abdullah, a job-seeker with a high school certificate, hailed the open day as she had the opportunity to submit her CV to different banks without having to run from one bank to another.

“The event also offered me an opportunity to know about requirements of job skills in an open and friendly atmosphere,” she said, adding: “I have applied to Dubai Transport, Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department and Emirates Bank.”

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