Students told to think of the possibilities
Emirati students have been told to focus on science and engineering courses to help fill the 2,500 jobs that will be created when four nuclear power plants open at Barakah in 2020.
Mohamed Al Hammadi, the chief executive of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec), said one of the most important priorities for the corporation was identifying the “very brightest minds”.
“We expect to have around 2,500 employees by By Ismail Sebugwaawo 2020, with a target of 60 per cent Emiratisation,” Al Hammadi said during the recent Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Forum in Abu Dhabi.
“A significant number of positions for experienced professionals who are looking for a new and exciting challenge are available at the nuclear energy corporation,” Al Hammadi added. With four plants operational by 2020, nuclear energy is expected to deliver up to a quarter of the UAE’s electricity needs.
“The nuclear reactors would generate almost more than 25 percent of the country's electricity by 2020,” said Ali Al Nuaimi, Senior Reactor Operator at Enec.