ADNOC to partner with NAFIS to accelerate recruitment of Emirati talent in private sector

The tie-up will aim to create 3,000 additional jobs for UAE nationals in the oil giant’s supply chain by 2025

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (NAFIS) to accelerate the recruitment of talent in the private sector.

The tie-up will aim to create 3,000 additional jobs for UAE nationals in ADNOC’s supply chain by 2025.

Making the announcement on the tie-up, the state-owned company said it would step up efforts to ensure that companies in its supply chain are making use of the programmes and incentives offered by NAFIS for hiring local talent, state-run news agency WAM reported.

The company will also contribute to raising the competitiveness of nationals by encouraging them to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the programme.

The agreement was signed by Ghannam Al Mazrouei, secretary-general of NAFIS, and Abdulmunim Al Kindi, executive director of people, technology and corporate services at ADNOC.

It was signed in the presence of Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC, and Dr Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

Al Jaber said: “ADNOC is fully committed to working with NAFIS and private corporations in our supply chain to facilitate and promote the matching of talent with private sector opportunities.”

Through tailored initiatives, NAFIS will work to integrate nationals in existing and new fields within the private sector. The programme is based on cooperation between the federal government, local authorities and the private sector.

By leveraging the company’s broad supply chain, NAFIS can expand and deepen its outreach across the energy, industrial, and manufacturing sectors and nurture the UAE’s next generation of talent.

Since the launch of ADNOC’s highly successful In-Country Value (ICV) programme in 2018, more than 3,500 nationals have been employed by companies in ADNOC’s supply chain.

As part of this collaboration, ADNOC will host sessions to match talented Emirati professionals with employment opportunities in large companies in its supply chain.

It has already hosted the first session, with over 300 local participants and 11 major companies taking part.

Source: Arabian Business