ABU DHABI, Emirates Global Aluminium, EGA, is looking to recruit as many as 50 UAE nationals at Tawdheef, the Abu Dhabi career fair for roles in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related fields, collectively known as STEM.

The positions are for experienced hires, graduate trainees, and young people to join its craft apprenticeship programmes. The EGA also has openings available at Tawdheef in other disciplines.

It already employs over 1,540 people in STEM disciplines, including some 500 UAE nationals.

The EGA operates aluminium smelters in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which are amongst the largest industrial sites in the country, and it is currently building the UAE's first alumina refinery in Abu Dhabi.

The EGA has focused on innovation in the UAE for over 25 years and has used its own technology in every smelter expansion since the 1990s. It has also recently completed retrofitting all its older production lines using its own technology.

The "UAE Vision 2021" calls for innovation, research, science and technology to form the pillars of a knowledge-based, highly productive and competitive economy. It also urges improved educational attainment in STEM subjects.

Abdulla Kalban, EGA's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are vital disciplines for us as one of the UAE's leading industrial companies. If you want to work for a globally competitive UAE company, and particularly if you are interested in a career in a STEM field, I encourage you to visit us at Tawdheef."

The EGA employs over 7,000 people in the UAE, including 1,200 Emiratis. The company is aiming for 40 percent Emiratisation of in-focus positions or those that can feasibly be Emiratised by 2020.

Source: Emirates News Agency