In order to speed up the hiring of UAE talent in the private sector and to increase the number of jobs available for UAE citizens in its supply chain by 3,000 by the year 2025, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) today announced that it had signed a strategic collaboration agreement with the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (NAFIS).
Through this agreement, ADNOC will step up its efforts to ensure that companies in its supply chain are making use of the programs and incentives offered by NAFIS for hiring local talent. ADNOC will also contribute to raising the competitiveness of UAE nationals, by encouraging them to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the NAFIS programme.
The signing of the agreement was witnessed by His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC, as well as His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of NAFIS and Mr Abdulmunim Al Kindi, Executive Director of People, Technology and Corporate Services in ADNOC.
H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber said: “Through the creation of the NAFIS programme, the UAE leadership has demonstrated its strong commitment to unlocking opportunities for local talent to work and succeed in the private sector. Inspired by this vision, ADNOC is fully committed to working with NAFIS and private corporations in our supply chain to facilitate and promote the matching of UAE talent with private sector opportunities. I warmly welcome this agreement, which is closely aligned to our broader efforts to support the expansion of a dynamic industral sector in the UAE, and create new high quality job opportunities.”
As the UAE prepares for its next 50 years, NAFIS will support a sustainable and diverse economy by enabling UAE nationals to play an increasing role in the private sector and to continue to make a vital contribution in advancing the nation’s economic development. Through tailored initiatives, NAFIS works to integrate UAE nationals in existing and new fields within the private sector. The program is based on cooperation between the federal government, local authorities and private sector companies to achieve common interests and to build a stronger and more sustainable economy.
H.E. Ghannam Al Mazrouei said “NAFIS is very pleased to sign this strategic collaboration with ADNOC to enable more skilled employment opportunities for UAE Nationals in the private sector. The agreement supports the UAE leadership’s vision to empower our national talent and enhance their contribution to the nation’s growth and development. By leveraging ADNOC’s broad supply chain, we will expand and deepen NAFIS's outreach across the energy, industrial, and manufacturing sectors and nurture the UAE’s next generation of talent in these areas.”
This agreement is part of ADNOC’s comprehensive efforts to support the economic diversification of the UAE, and to increase employment opportunities for local talent in its extensive private sector supply chain. Since the launch of ADNOC’s highly succesful In-Country Value (ICV) program in 2018, more than 3,500 UAE 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. ADNOC has already hosted the first session, with over 300 local participants and 11 major companies taking part, including Abu Dhabi Oilfield Services CompanyADOS, Al Ghaith Oilfield Supplies and Services Co, Ali & Sons Oil-Field Supplies & Services, Al Mansoori, Al Masaood Oil industry Supplies & Services, Baker Hughes, Gulf Automation Services & Oilfield Supplies, Halliburton, Schlumberger, TechnipFMC, and Weatherford.