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Emirati graduates choose government over private sector jobs - According to a report by DKV Business Partner GulfTalent.com
UAE graduates prefer to work for government organisations rather than UAE private sector firms and multinational companies, according to a research study conducted by online recruiting firm, GulfTalent.com, in association with ten leading universities in the UAE.
The study, entitled "Recruiting Top Emirati Graduates", found that 86% of Emirati male graduates and 66% of females prefer to work in the government sector after graduation. Multinationals were second in popularity, with UAE private sector firms being the last choice, preferred by just 4% of males and 10% of females.
Respondents cited higher salary and benefits, better working conditions and greater job security as the main reasons for the appeal of the government sector.
The study shows that Abu Dhabi investment firm Mubadala is the employer of choice for the majority of graduates, followed by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Masdar (also a subsidiary of Mubadala), Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
A significant number of graduates interviewed by GulfTalent.com said that they were attracted by the prospect of working with other Emiratis. While they were open to working with other cultures and nationalities, many felt more comfortable in a predominantly Emirati workplace where they shared common habits and where they could be sure that their culture and values were fully understood and hence respected, according to the study.