Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ADGM Academy (ADGMA) to empower UAE Nationals working within the retail sector.
Under the umbrella of Carrefour’s Masarat Program, this partnership seeks to boost the representation of Emirati talent in the private sector and drive career opportunities in line with the government’s strategy.
The primary objective of the MoU is to establish an educational center of excellence that will focus on nurturing talent, empowering individuals, and creating sustainable long-term careers within the private sector.
“A core priority on the national agenda is building human capital and fostering local talent, which is also something Carrefour upholds as vital to our success. This partnership with ADGM Academy is the latest step in our ambitious Emiratization strategy as we continue to actively contribute to the socio-economic development and prosperity of the UAE. Majid Al Futtaim is proud to be an Arab company that is from the region, for the region, and we are fully dedicated to investing in careers as much as the growth of our industry.”
The partnership reflects Majid Al Futtaim’s role as an employer of choice as well as ADGM Academy’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of financial and business education within the MENA region.
Mr. Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the ADGM Academy Board of Directors said that, “This partnership represents a significant step towards fostering career growth and driving socio-economic development in the UAE. Together, we will provide tailored training and create new opportunities, contributing to a brighter future for Emirati professionals.”
“We also seek to contribute towards upskilling the local workforce for future needs and ensure their capabilities meet the continuous change and transformations occurring in the UAE. We look forward to a successful collaboration that brings lasting benefits to both individuals and the private sector,” Mr. Al Mazrouei added.
The program will start this month with a series of strategic sessions tailored for individual departments such as the frontline, finance, and management, under four defined strategic pillars.
“Namely, training programs for an effective and high-skilled workforce, National Development Programs retain of local talent, upskilling existing and new Emirati talent through the Financial Job Centre, and collaboration on new programs for continuous learning within the company,” as per the statement.