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The exhibition, which will remain open until October 19, features entities ranging from ministries and universities to banks and private companies.

Published: Wednesday Oct 18, 2023, 6:00 am

Last update: Wednesday October 18, 2023, 8:56

Employers at the 25th National Career Expo, held at the Sharjah Exhibition Centre, are extending job offers to promising candidates within minutes of their interactions on Tuesday. The fair began on Tuesday and will continue until October 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

United Arab Bank is among the few participating companies seeking candidates for various positions. “We are extending offer letters to suitable candidates in the retail banking sector,” said Hind Al Attar, head of human capital at the bank.

Hind Al-Attar

Hind Al-Attar

Many entities, including ministries, private and government institutions, banking and financial companies, offer numerous career and professional development opportunities.

The event showcases the latest job trends and future job opportunities in numerous sectors, especially renewable energy, green construction and various other sustainable fields. The event also provides a platform for visitors to familiarize themselves with career paths in artificial intelligence, robotics, advanced manufacturing, virtual reality and data analytics, along with employment opportunities in engineering, management, information technology, customer service, finance and banking, investments. , aviation and communications.

“We have many direct managers at the fair looking for suitable candidates for vacant positions. Candidates can submit their resumes and managers will review them carefully. Selected candidates will undergo the second round of interviews with HR. Selected candidates will receive an offer right here,” Al Attar said.

“We participate in all fairs where we can attract, develop and retain domestic talent from the UAE.”

“Last month, we participated in a career fair in Dubai and offered jobs to two UAE nationals in compliance and two in retail banking,” Al Attar added.

Government entities such as Air Arabia, the Ministry of Defence, universities in Sharjah and Ajman and banks are looking for candidates with relevant skills who can engage in face-to-face conversations.

Here is a set of positions currently vacant in different industries.


The University of Sharjah is recruiting for 30 vacant positions open to Emirati candidates. There are currently vacancies in the university’s technology department, including IT, research, laboratory technicians and more. “There are also a couple of vacancies in the administration department, which includes the position of assistant and human resources,” said Shouq Ali Mahboob, head of the talent acquisition section of the human resources department at the University of Sharjah.

“During the event, on-site interviews with assessments are conducted and the selected candidates will be called for another round of in-office interviews before extending the offer letter,” added Ali Mahboob.


Many banks participated in the event, including Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Invest Bank, HSBC, Sharjah Islamic Bank and Aafaq Finance.

Many banks have openings for compliance executives and in retail banking. “We accept applications here and interviews are held for some positions at the event. The vacancies are for global roles, global banking and across various divisions,” said Shaikha Al Marri, Head of Coverage for Dubai and Northern Emirates, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited.

“We have several positions open for Emiratis and this year we have hired more than 55 candidates, and we aim to hire more than 70 next year,” Al Marri said.

Sustainability and energy

Beeah Group, the Sharjah-based public-private partnership company, which primarily deals in environmental and waste management, was accepting applications for various positions in the renewable energy sector.

The company is recruiting candidates of all nationalities for its operations in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and new projects in Ras Al Khaimah. The current vacancies in the company are for engineers. “We need engineers, chemical engineers, biochemical engineers and plant operators for waste management. Engineering candidates must possess expert skills in converting hydrogen to energy and recycling waste into clean energy,” said Ali Al Muhairi, Senior Procurement Manager at Beeah.

Interviews are held at the event and the selected candidates will be invited to the next round at their office to interact with senior management.

Health care

Beeah, in collaboration with Mass General Brigham and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, has announced plans for Boston’s Jawaher Medical District. “There are many vacant positions in the healthcare sector. In the near future, we will be hiring for many positions,” Al Muhairi said.


Air Arabia is hiring for many positions in various departments. The Air Arabia pavilion at the exhibition displayed a QR code where candidates can fill in their skills and experience. The human resources department will thoroughly review resumes and information provided by candidates for an interview call. The vacancies at the airline are for the engineering and maintenance department, pilots, technicians, operations, procurement and quality officers.


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