The Expo 2020 Dubai Apprenticeship Programme was launched in April 2016. Our vision is to work with youth and help them to reach their potential by providing professional experience in the UAE.
We received more than 2,700 applications from graduates. A shortlist of 150 young people participated in an evaluation process that tested applicants on skills that are relevant in today’s workplace, including creativity, communication and teamwork. Twenty-seven successful candidates have been through the nine-month programme, becoming valuable members of the team.
We are now building on this success by integrating our Apprenticeship Programme with the Tumoohi (‘My Ambition’ in Arabic) scheme run by Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the UAE’s leading trade and logistics hub. This means that UAE nationals will benefit from an enhanced programme that offers more apprenticeship options that can boost careers by combining academic studies with knowledge and expertise from the on-the-job training they will receive at the companies they join.