ADCB endorses Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council's

09 May 2011

Abu Dhabi, 8 May 2011: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ("ADCB") opened its doors last week to more than 60 jobseekers looking to potentially join the banking industry registered with the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council in a new initiative to boost Emiratisation. Candidates were invited by the Bank for an open day aimed at demonstrating the full spectrum of roles within ADCB, how each operates and what is required of a potential candidate to fulfil those roles. Emirati participants took up staffing positions within the Bank's headquarters for the day, in a move by ADCB to fully immerse them in the Bank's operations and employee roles. The open day was attended by Eissa Al Suwaidi, Chairman of ADCB, Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, Ala'a Eraiqat, CEO of ADCB and Abdullah Al Humaidan, Head of Project Management at Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council.

Students were interviewed by leading members of the Bank, and underwent aptitude tests to establish their suitability to working in the banking industry. The Chairman of ADCB was also on hand to welcome the attendees and gave a speech on the occasion.

Eissa Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, said: "It is important that banks across the UAE continue to drive Emiratisation programmes and initiatives, supporting bodies like the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council. There must be a proactive stand taken not only by potential jobseekers, but by leading institutions to educate all potential employees on the banking industry at the different roles within it.

"At ADCB we recognise the importance of programmes that help boost the recruitment of national employees at the Bank. The initiative with the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council has been an excellent platform with which to support our Emiratisation drive as well as help educate candidates looking at the banking industry as a potential career path. Banks continue to play a vital role within the UAE's economy and providing jobseekers with a better understanding of what is required is something we are proud to be able to do." Al Suwaidi concluded.

H.E. Ali Rashed Al Ketbi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tawteen Coucil said: "I would like to praise the speed in which ADCB responded to this initiative and welcomed Emirati students to further boost their understanding of, and potential opportunities within, the banking industry. We have a large number of registered Emirati candidates looking for job opportunities in Abu Dhabi at the moment, many of whom do not have the benefit of understanding the roles available or the skills required. ADCB's support has given these candidates a real advantage in taking the next crucial step down their career path."