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Power sector to hire 800 Omanis: APSR

30 May 2021

The Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR), in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the Ministry of Labour and Nama Group, is working on a programme to appoint 800 nationals in the power sector.

A meeting was held on Sunday by the authority to follow up on developments related to the jobs announced in March. 

A statement issued by APSR, said, ‘A meeting was held at the authority’s headquarters headed by Dr Mansour bin Talib al Hinai, chairman of the authority, in the presence of the CEOs of Nama Group and its affiliated companies.’ 

The companies informed that preparations are underway to conduct personal interviews of the candidates who successfully passed the tests starting this week. The interviews will be conducted at the governorate level according to the companies’ operation areas. 

Dr Hinai emphasised the importance of joint cooperation between the authority and the sector’s companies in completion of the selection of candidates and to begin their recruitment process as soon as they clear the interview stage. ‘All employment procedures will be completed in July 2021 for all positions,’ the statement added.

The programme also aims to train 800 nationals for various technical positions. The Nama Group, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and licensed companies, will select youth for the training. This will contribute to raising the percentage of Omanisation in the sector from 47 per cent currently to 90 by the end of the programme. 

The programme is part of APSR’s strategy to implement Oman Vision 2040, which aims to develop and enable Omani youth to secure jobs in the electricity sector.

 

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