By Andy Sambidge
Developer says it wants to hire Emirati graduates to help its ongoing expansion plans
Dubai master developer Nakheel has announced that it is embarking on a UAE national recruitment drive as part of its ongoing expansion plans.
The company is encouraging fresh Emirati graduates to join Nakheel as it enters a new phase in its growth, with a wide range of new projects underway or in the pipeline.
Nakheel's move to hire more UAE nationals follows an announcement in January by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed in which he challenged the UAE's private sector to make significant improvements in the number of Emiratis employed.
He set a target to increase Emiratisation tenfold by 2021, adding that the UAE Government would intervene in the event of a shortfall.
Nakheel said it is particularly interested in candidates with degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Accounting, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Finance and Business Administration.
It did not give details of specific numbers of jobs available with the organisation.
Abdulla Bin Zayed, managing director of Nakheel Human Resources, said: "We are reaching out to young, talented UAE nationals who can help us deliver a range of new, innovative projects in line with our growth targets.
"Many of those projects - such as Deira Islands, new attractions on Palm Jumeirah and a range of hotels - will contribute to the Dubai Government's vision for 2020.
"This is an exciting time for Dubai and Nakheel , and we look forward to welcoming a team of new recruits whose skills and knowledge will play a key role in our future growth."
Since restructuring in 2011, Nakheel said it has recommenced work on all 10 of its 'near term' projects, and delivered around 8,000 units to customers.
There are currently more than 4,000 units with an estimated current sale value of AED13 billion in the company's development pipeline, with the first handovers of completed units due later this year.
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