The electricity sector is currently actively pursuing the appointment of 800 jobseekers in the sector. This follows an announcement in March by the Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR), in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the Ministry of Labour and Nama Holding Company, launching a programme to Omanise some jobs in the sector.
Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) has completed personal interviews to employ 50 jobseekers in coordination with APSR, the Ministry of Labour and Nama Holding.
OETC interviewed about 150 candidates for the available supervisory and technical positions, including assistant engineer, maintenance supervisor, HSE officer, electrical technician and line installers. The company has formed three committees to conduct interviews and evaluate candidates.
Majan Electricity (MJEC) has formed committees to conduct job interviews of those who passed recruitment tests conducted in Nama Group’s Numo institution for 112 positions.
On OETC’s efforts to provide job opportunities for national cadres, Mubarak al Jahwari, senior manager HR, said, “We are committed to achieving a high percentage of Omanisation. The company’s Omanisation rate has reached 95 per cent, and we are currently working with our partners – the contracting companies – to replace expatriates with nationals. In the coming days, 50 jobseekers will be trained and employed, and we are trying to increase this number gradually.”
He added that the company will continue to support Omani youth and give them on-the-job training opportunities. OETC annually trains a number of graduates from different universities and colleges to prepare them for the labour market.
According to Salim bin Masoud al Kabi, COO of MJEC, the company’s increased Omanisation of technical jobs with long-term contracts will expedite realisation of Oman Vision 2040 and the implementation of sustainable development. “We are going to appoint and train 112 Omanis in our company’s operations in North Batinah, Dhahirah and Buraimi governorates.”
The citizens who will be appointed for technical jobs will receive intensive training, he added.
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