Emirates Steel has created an increasing number of opportunities for UAE nationals to engage in operational, engineering and administrative activities. The objective is to equip and empower future generations of nationals with the necessary expertise, competencies, abilities and drive to develop and support the growth of the UAE industrial sector.

Emirates Steel’s recruitment strategy focuses on maintaining a steady and healthy flow of fresh and experienced nationals joining the business. All new employees attend the Najah Individual Development Program, which supports the development of UAE nationals and tracks and monitors the progress of national employees throughout their training. In addition, the HR Training and Career Development team provides mentoring, coaching and guidance to nationals who are operational, under development or on scholarship programs. The HR team supports a learning and development culture for all employees, mainly nationals, through IDP and Performance Management Systems, which are key tools for personal and career development.

Existing employees are also provided with a Career Development Plan (CDP), which is a road map for their future target positions. The program provides a sense of ownership so that individuals reach targeted positions within a specific timeframe. UAE national employees also benefit from study leave programs, which allow both the individual and the Company to plan ahead for their personal development against the organization’s future plans.

“Emirates Steel's recruitment strategy focuses on maintaining a steady and healthy flow of fresh and experienced nationals joining the business"