ENEC targets 60% Emiratisation in nuclear industry
More than 130 students enrolled in Nuclear Diploma program.
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has revealed that more than 130 students are enrolled in the Higher Diploma in Nuclear Technology (HDNT) program, which prepares students for a career in the nuclear industry.
The UAE has four nuclear plants under construction in the Barakah region and aims to generate 25% of its power from nuclear once the plants are fully working.
ENEC has set itself a 60% Emiratisation target and is offering a range of scholarsips and career opportunities to Emiratis through its Energy Pioneers program.
“We are looking for the nation’s most talented and ambitious students, who understand the level of commitment and dedication required to become a part of the UAE’s nuclear energy program, which is one of the most significant energy programs in the UAE today,” said Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC.
The HDNT program offers students a combination of theoretical education and practical experience to prepare them for critical technical careers at the UAE’s nuclear energy plants.
Students can choose from a range of specialisms, which range from Nuclear Reactor Operator, Instrumentation & Control Technologist, Mechanical Technologist, Chemistry Technologist, Electrical Technologist or Radiation Protection Technologist. At the end of the program, students graduate with a diploma, as well as a Job Qualification Certificate (JQC).
“We are developing a world-class program. We are committed to the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency, and our people are at the heart of this promise. We demand the very best from our team at all times, and a total commitment to the highest standards of quality and safety in everything they do,” continued Al Hammadi.