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UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre expanding workforce

The mechanical engineering team of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in discussions. Photograph courtesy of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.
The mechanical engineering team of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in discussions. Photograph courtesy of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, announced on 17 May 2016 that it is hiring 35 engineers and administrative staff in what is a significant expansion of the space research and satellite manufacturing facility.

The career opportunities available at MBRSC cover various fields and disciplines, including: Information technology, mechanical systems, software systems, logistics, image processing, satellite and ground operations, application development and analysis, sustainable energy, project management, marketing and public relations, organisational development, human resources, procurement and administrative services and contracts.

The announcement was made at the Careers UAE 2016 jobs fair held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 16-18 May 2016, and is part of the UAE government’s plan to make all government jobs exclusively available to Emirati citizens as part of its aim to diversify the UAE economy away from oil dependency.

Mona Al Qemzi, Assistant Director General for Administrative and Financial Affairs at MBRSC, stated that, “MBRSC plans to attract national professionals to come and work with us. We succeeded in increasing the number of employees in the technical and administrative sectors in 2015, and we will continue to pursue this quest in 2016.”

“Careers UAE is an ideal platform for new Emirati graduates and jobseekers to learn about the career opportunities available at MBRSC in the fields of engineering and administration. MBRSC adopts the highest administrative standards and provides a stimulating environment for its employees to enrich their abilities and knowledge and help them boost their productivity through knowledge transfer programs, training opportunities and workshops,” Al Qemzi added.

“MBRSC’s initiatives and training programs are designed to develop specialised national professionals who are capable of achieving excellence, innovation and creativity in order to meet the needs of the current and future projects at the centre, in line with the National Innovation Strategy, the strategic plan for the space sector and to keep pace with the needs and requirements of the Post-Oil Phase,” Al Qemzi concluded.

At the Careers UAE 2016 jobs fair, MBRSC also announced the launch of a new web portal where prospective job applicants can apply for vacancies, and also the launch of a smart phone app to download with the same feature.

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