Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has welcomed 40 UAE national high school and university students for work experience this summer, strengthening their career prospects and encouraging opportunities in the UAE’s growing industrial economy.
EGA’s Summer Training Programme, in its 21st year, aims to give UAE students, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), their first working experience in the industry.
Abdulnasser bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA, said,
"Achievement of the UAE’s industrial growth strategy, Operation 300bn, requires more young people to choose careers in STEM fields. Our Summer Training Programme is a great opportunity for young UAE nationals to get their first experience in an industrial company. I look forward to welcoming this year’s cohort to EGA and to seeing many of them later choosing careers in the UAE industry.”
The programme is part of EGA’s drive to develop young talent in the UAE. EGA has sponsored more than 500 students through their university studies since 2001 and currently has 80 graduate trainees working at the company.
EGA also runs National Training Programmes for high school leavers for development into technical roles. More than 5,000 UAE nationals have graduated from these programmes since they were first established in 1982, with many having long and successful careers with EGA.
EGA recruited more than 220 UAE nationals last year, including 100 women. The average age of EGA’s 2022 UAE National intake was 23 years old.
News Source: Emirates News Agency