Shipping firm DP World is trying to recruit more young Emirati nationals into the logistics and supply chain profession.
DP World was looking to fill more than 100 training and development opportunities at the Careers UAE 2018 exhibition in Dubai this week, including roles in operations, engineering, commercial, planning and administration.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, said the firm needed to develop local talent as the country’s influence on global supply chains continues to increase.
He said: “As the UAE continues to influence the global supply chain and as connectivity increases, we need to develop local talent to take the country forward. Through our training and orientation programmes, we will help develop young people who can manage leadership roles.”
Bin Sulayem added that developing domestic talent was an important part of bringing sustainable change to DP World. “This is why we place so much value in enabling young Emiratis to reach their full potential and to benefit from the experience and expertise of home-grown global companies like ourselves.
“They are the future flag bearers of Dubai and the UAE’S economic success and we’re proud to be able to contribute to their development.”
DP World said it was offering a number of different opportunities for emiratis depending on the level of skills and experience they already have, including schemes for high school students looking to pursue careers in supply chain and logistics, vessel traffic management and engineering.
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