ADIB enhances Emiratisation drive at Tawdheef 2022 career fair


Abu Dhabi, UAE; 14 November 2022: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading Islamic financial institution, participates today in the Tawdheef 2022 career fair. As the platinum sponsor of the event, ADIB has taken an active role in the development and recruitment of local Emirati talent.

Tawdheef is the UAE's leading event for employment for Emirati professionals. The platform is designed to help nationals navigate the modern workforce and obtain a foothold in their careers. ADIB's participation is in line with the UAE government's efforts to encourage Emiratisation across the financial services industry, and places emphasis on the commitment to empowering local youth and the UAE national talent pool.

The recruitment, development, and promotion of local talent in the UAE has been at the core of ADIB's human resources strategy. The bank hired around 320 UAE nationals in different positions including senior management roles in 2022 alone. The recruitment drive has increased their Emiratisation ratio to 45%, one of the highest in the banking industry and a testament to the bank's commitment to absorb more local talent into the workforce.

Bushra Al Shehhi, Head of Human Resources at ADIB, said: “ADIB is proud to support the development of young UAE nationals as they begin their transition into the workforce, as well as experienced professionals seeking to broaden their horizons. We are constantly seeking skilled Emiratis to join the bank, and we recognise the importance of nurturing talent in the local community. ADIB has historically been a strong contributor to the UAE's Emiratisation efforts, and we are committed to continuing this legacy. We highly recommend Tawdheef as an empowering event for UAE nationals seeking a rewarding career."

ADIB has a dedicated flagship banking academy to provide expert training to newcomers and supports UAE nationals within the bank via leadership initiatives such as Qiyadat and Tamkeen, which provide staff with first-hand management experience.​​​