Al-Futtaim Group inaugurates “Management Trainee” program for its Emiratisation platform SINYAR

Building career paths for 52 Emirati graduates in the group

Al-Futtaim Group inaugurates “Management Trainee” program for its Emiratisation platform SINYAR

Taking place over 18 months, each employee will be trained in six areas across the group’s various divisions

Dubai, UAE – November 15, 2022: In line with the pillars of its Emiratisation strategy, this morning Al-Futtaim Group inaugurated the sixth edition of its “Management Trainee” program from SINYAR, its Emiratisation platform. The inauguration, the second this year, took place in the presence of Mira Omar Al Futtaim, Chairperson of Al-Futtaim Emiratisation Council, officials from the Emiritisation and Human Resources departments, all directors of the divisions within the group, along with the 52 Emirati employees who were selected to participate in the SINYAR Management Trainee program.

This program provides the opportunity for recent Emirati graduates who aspire to work within the Al-Futtaim Group to build their career paths, as well as benefiting from a comprehensive and systematic 18-month educational program, including a special track designed to enhance and develop the performance of its participants, enriching communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Commenting on the inauguration, Mira Omar Al Futtaim, Chairperson of Al-Futtaim Emiratisation Council, said: “Emiratisation is a key focus for Al-Futtaim Group, which is why we launched our Emiratisation strategy SINYAR, which aims to advance emerging Emirati talents and enable them to occupy professional and leadership positions in the private sector. We will continue to work with the UAE Government and private sector companies to create and develop an ecosystem that complements and supports the Emiratisation goals of the UAE Leadership.”

She added: “We are determined to support young Emirati talent and provide them with the opportunity for advancement and career development. Emiratis are distinguished in their performance, dedicated to performing their duties to the highest level and keen to continue learning, training and develop. Al-Futtaim Group provides them with opportunities for this to eventually assume important leadership positions within the Group.”

Ibrahim AlSayegh, Head of Emiritisation Strategy at Al-Futtaim Group, said: “SINYAR Emiratisation platform is one of the group’s many initiatives that contribute to supporting the UAE’s strategy for Emiratisation in the private sector, and contributes in achieving the ambitions of our Emirati ambitious talent. The SINYAR Management Trainee program includes training participating UAE nationals over a period of 18 months in six key areas, including: customer relations, change management, time management, influence, leadership and emotional intelligence, across various departments of the group.”

Al-Sayegh also pointed out that the participants will be able to gain new experiences by integrating theoretical knowledge with practical application and skills developed in the work environment. The SINYAR Management Trainee Program will also help Emiratis understand their main strengths and ways to develop their leadership and competitive skills using assessment tools to provided tailored training programs.

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About Al-Futtaim Group

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 33,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.

Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity, Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day. For more information visit: www.alfuttaim.com 

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