ADNOC & Nafis to create new private sector jobs for UAE nationals

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a strategic agreement with the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (ETCC) through its Nafis program in order to create an additional 5,000 jobs for UAE Nationals in the private sector by 2027.

According to the statement, “The agreement will unlock skilled jobs for UAE talent in the private sector, in ADNOC’s supply chain, and equip them to succeed in their careers through several programs and incentives that will enhance their skills and competitiveness.”

The announcement was made during the Make it in the Emirates Forum, which is hosted by the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and ADNOC.

Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
UAE Minister of Industry & Advanced Technology

“Nurturing and empowering talent is a top priority for ADNOC and we are very pleased to once again partner with Nafis to create an additional 5,000 skilled jobs for UAE Nationals in advanced sectors such as nanotechnology, manufacturing, and machine learning. Today, thousands of UAE Nationals are playing key roles across ADNOC’s supply chain and helping to ensure we remain a reliable supplier of lower-carbon energy to the world. As we decarbonize and future-proof our business, ADNOC will continue to empower local talent to build successful careers and contribute to the UAE’s economic development and prosperity.”

His Excellency Ghannam Butti Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council, said that, “The agreement with ADNOC to create 5,000 jobs for Emirati talent by 2027 in the private sector companies operating with ADNOC through the In-Country Value Program is a continuation of the constructive partnership with ADNOC, which has quickly borne fruit since the signing of the first MoU last year, and the pace of job creation for Emiratis within ADNOC’s supply chain companies in the private sector has accelerated significantly, reaching 5,000 jobs, in a remarkable achievement.”

“The agreement will also strengthen cooperation frameworks to achieve the strategic goals of increasing the rate of Emiratization in the private sector and empowering our local talent in the labor market. Through the agreement, ADNOC will provide training opportunities for 1,000 graduates in private companies operating in ADNOC’s supply chain through Nafis’s Apprentice Program,” added Mr. Al Mazrouei.

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