Abu Dhabi’s HRA & EGA to boost employment of Emiratis in industrial sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE-based largest premium aluminum producer, Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) has signed an agreement with the Human Resources Authority (HRA) of Abu Dhabi to further promote the employment of young Emiratis in the industrial sector.

Under the agreement, EGA will train 23 high school students who are registered in the HRA database and interested in developing skills related to technical occupations through EGA’s long-running National Training Programs.

Upon completion of the one-year intensive training program, the successful trainees will be offered permanent contracts in operational roles at EGA’s industrial facilities, according to the statement.

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“As a company with a high Emiratization rate, EGA is committed to creating employment opportunities for talented UAE Nationals, laying a strong foundation for the country, and contributing to the development of the UAE’s industrial economy. We are delighted to welcome these ambitious Emiratis to EGA and look forward to supporting their professional growth as they advance their careers.”

The company said that “the HRA will continue to nominate additional candidates, with shortlisted UAE Nationals eligible to participate in a career counseling program, after they have successfully passed the company’s admission tests and personal interviews held during the introductory workshop as part of EGA’s National Training Programs.”

HE Amal Nasser Al Jabri, Director General of the Human Resources Authority, stated that the signing of the agreement with EGA comes as part of our support for the industrial sector to help keep pace with the demands of future jobs.

“Furthermore, the agreement enhances HRA’s Emiratization efforts by developing the capabilities of job seekers based on international standards, further enabling citizens to find jobs while supporting their participation in the emirate’s sustainable economic development processes efficiently and effectively,” the company added.

Last year, EGA recruited more than 100 UAE Nationals, 73 of whom participated in separate training programs, including the National Training Smelter program, developed in collaboration with and sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Human Resources Authority.

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