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Dubai, 28 May 2019: UAE Exchange, a renowned financial services brand in the United Arab Emirates, received an award of appreciation from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for their commitment and contribution to the Emiratisation initiative under the Government Accelerators programme.

The award was presented by His Excellency Nasser Bin Thani Juma Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and His Excellency Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of Human Resources and Emiratisation, recently at the Palazzo Versace Hotel, Dubai.

UAE Exchange was invited to participate in the ‘Specialised Emiratisation Acceleration and Direct Employment Initiative in Targeted Strategic Sectors’ for the second time in a row. The initiative aimed at hiring 1000 UAE Nationals in the Financial Services Sector within 100 days. UAE Exchange emerged as one of the top recruiters during the programme, creating 40 new jobs and hiring 50 Emiratis in various roles within the 100 days.

"We are a UAE-born company and have always believed in hiring, training and absorbing local talent across various functions in our organisation. Today, we are a popular choice for young UAE Nationals looking to make their mark in the financial services sector. We have created flexible employment schedules for UAE citizens such as full-time, part-time, remote working options, and internship programmes that promote work-life balance, which is an essential aspect of the UAE culture. We are honoured that the Government has recognised and appreciated our Emiratisation drive. This award reaffirms our commitment to the national agenda of Emiratisation," said Abdel Kareem Alkayed, UAE Exchange Country Head for UAE.

Over the years, UAE Exchange has acquired a reputation for creating sustainable employment prospects for UAE Nationals in alignment with the vision of the UAE Government. In addition to job opportunities, the brand has also designed an introductory platform for students called Taleem, which is an internship programme where they can gain real-time work experience.

UAE Exchange actively works towards realising the national goal of skill development among the Emirati community and has received many accolades for it. Some of them include the Emiratisation Award given by the UAE Minister of Economy in 2016, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award and UAE SDG Pioneers Award in 2017. Last year, UAE Exchange received the Tawteen Club Trophy and joined the prestigious Platinum Class of Tawteen Partners Club.