ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Ports Company has introduced a new trainee program for UAE nationals so that they can get training and serve for their own ports in cargo operations department. The program is given the name of ‘The National Way to Ramp up Success (NAWRAS)’
The program The National Way to Ramp up Success (NAWRAS) lasts for between 18 and 24 months, depending on the tasks and individuals progress. It offers comprehensive training for prospective ports supervisors, port operators and clerks.
The first group of 21 UAE Nationals joined NAWRAS on Sunday 7 December and a second group of 19 Emirati trainees will join the program in the New Year.
Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO ADPC says Emiratisation is a main pillar of ADPC’s corporate business strategy, directly supporting Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030.
“With this in mind, the new NAWRAS program will take our initiatives to empower Emirati talent to the next level,” Al Shamisi said.
“Our recruitment day attracted an unprecedented number of applicants and we are very excited to welcome the successful job seekers who have already proved them selves to be a dynamic and talented group of Emiratis, to ADPC.”
The ADPC CEO says NAWRAS is an innovative program, promoting excellence and high standards.
“It will deliver a highly skilled professional Emirati workforce for the local maritime industry which is a major sector contributing to Abu Dhabi’s economy”, he added.
NAWRAS is the follow-up on a recruitment event which ADPC organized in September together with Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), the terminal operator at Khalifa Port, and Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council (ADTC), the government employment agency for Emirati job seekers.
The training program includes eight weeks of English language training at the UAE Academy, as English is the language of international shipping, alongside extensive on the job port operations experience.
A dedicated coach will teach the NAWRAS trainees on the job related tasks and while a mentor will support them on the soft skills and the performance culture of the company.