The Federal Electricity Authority (Fea) is conducting interviews to hire 400 Emiratis this year with a view to secure 2,000 jobs for Emiratis over the next five years.
This came as part of the Abshir initiative, launched under the directives of the President, Sheikh Khalifa, which seeks to bolster Emiratisation.
Fea yesterday interviewed 105 Emirati male and female job-seekers.
Adnan Nasib Salem, executive director of the shared services department at Fea, said 90 per cent of Emiratis interviewed would be recruited.
Fea has arrangements with a number of colleges and students whereby the authority supports students with monthly grants, Mr Salem said.