As one of the UAE’s most established and enduring institutions, ADIA is firmly committed to developing local talent. We do this through a range of programmes that aim to identify and nurture outstanding UAE National students to prepare them for future careers with ADIA.

Our Early Preparation Programme works closely with local schools to identify, develop and track young UAE Nationals with strong academic performance and early leadership skills. Short-listed candidates undergo a rigorous selection process, involving interviews as well as language, psychometric and competency skills testing in applying for ADIA’s Scholarship Programme, through which selected candidates are supported to attend leading universities around the world. The goal of these initiatives is to nurture talent through exposure to best educational practices.
Once hired by one of ADIA’s departments, UAE National new joiners are placed in a three-month ADIA Fundamentals Programme.
This provides them with an immersive introduction to ADIA and an opportunity to develop the key professional skills needed to succeed. Upon completion, graduates join their designated department where they continue their development, both in professional and technical skills through a department-specific Early Career Development Programme (ECD). Using this multi-stage approach, ADIA enables UAE National graduates to make a smooth transition into the work environment and provides a strong platform on which to build long-term careers.

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