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Monday, September 10, 2018

"Human Resources and Emiratisation" applies an Innovative "Emirati Professional Classification" to the Private Sector

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will begin on Tuesday to apply an updated job classification of the private sector professions, "Emirati Professional Classification", on an experimental basis to the facilities registered with the Ministry in the Emirate of Qaiwain in preparation for its subsequent implementation at the state level.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will begin on Tuesday to apply an updated job classification of the private sector professions, "Emirati Professional Classification", on an experimental basis to the facilities registered with the Ministry in the Emirate of Qaiwain in preparation for its subsequent implementation at the state level.

This came in accordance with a decision issued by His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, regarding the “newly created list of professions on the Ministry's systems”, which abolished the professional classification in force in the state since 1988, which included about 3,000 types of profession.

The "Emirati Professional Classification" includes 725 types of newly created professions in the private sector, which are classified according to nine professional levels, divided into five skill levels.

His Excellency Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry for Human Resources Affairs said: “The new “Emirati Professional Classification” comes within the framework of the commitment of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation to achieving the strategic objectives and vision of the government of the future in accordance with its new role of achieving optimal management of human resources in the country and developing their skills”.

Her added: “This classification will support the plans, programs and policies implemented by the Ministry so that the labor market empowers UAE citizens, attracts competencies and contributes to achieving the objectives of the national agenda for the UAE Vision 2021 regarding increasing the proportion of Emiratisation in the private sector.

Al-Suwaidi pointed out that “the new classification has updated the titles of the professions used in the previous classification and the abbreviated them along with the job description for each profession, qualifications and functional requirements of the job and the career path of the employees”.

He said: “The professions that can be Emiratised have been identified in addition to the future careers, which makes it easier for employers to attract national human resources, skills and expertise from outside the country to fill the jobs required in the private sector," he said.

He explained that "the professions that were created came after studying the reality of the labor market and looking forward to its future trends. This was done in cooperation with the partners of the Ministry in the relevant entities and international expert houses specialized in this aspect. This effort was based on ensuring that the new classification meets the job market requirements and the needs for the present and future jobs, in accordance with the international classification of professions.

The “Emirati Professional Classification” includes nine professional levels, the first level includes 83 professions for managers, the second level 183 professions for specialists in scientific, technical and human subjects, and the third level includes 114 professions for technical persons, technical assistants and fourth level includes 37 professions for office support staff.

The fifth level includes 63 professions for service and sales workers, the sixth level includes 16 professions for skilled workers in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, the seventh level includes 111 professions for craftsmen and related industries, and the eighth level includes 63 professions for machine and equipment operators, while the ninth level comprises 55 professions for simple jobs.

These professions are divided into five skill levels for workers, where the first professional level includes specialized professions, which require a high degree of scientific, technical and administrative skills with a university qualification as a minimum, while the second skill level includes technical occupations that require the availability of "scientific and technical" skills and practical and supervisory skills. This level requires a qualification from a mid-level institute of two to three years after high school.

The third professional level includes vocational workers, which requires practical and vocational skills, covering the profession’s framework in an integrated manner with secondary school qualification, while the fourth level includes the workers in occupations that require the availability of practical and vocational skills related to the vocation being performed.

The fifth skill level includes the low-skill worker category and includes professions whose achievement requires the availability of practical and vocational skills related to a narrow part of the vocation.

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