du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei to foster development, enhance skill sets, and accelerate efforts to drive talent progression in the UAE through three core development programmes.
As part of the longstanding partnership with Huawei, du will equip graduate trainees, technology professionals and senior level professionals with key competencies, knowledge, and technical skills required in the business world. Also as part of the agreement, a competitive leadership training will take place in the UK and Germany in partnership with prestigious business schools and Huawei.
The MoU was attended by the CEOs of du and Huawei during a signing ceremony held at Al Salam Tower on April 18, 2022. This latest announcement also aligns with the National Agenda, which seeks to improve homegrown talent in the job market and ensure they make valuable economic contributions through employment and entrepreneurship, the company said.
“Following the success of last year’s programme, it is with great pleasure that we announce our renewed partnership with Huawei to offer a competitive training package to graduates and senior professionals, thereby equipping them with competitive knowledge against rapid digitalisation. The advent of technologies such as cloud, AI, big data, and 5G will make our society, economy, and life more colorful due to connectivity and intelligence. In the future, mankind will surely move into an intelligent world. As a pioneer in the future digital world, more knowledge about digital services will only improve readiness in the context of new business in the UAE, in line with the National Agenda,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO, du.
The du-Huawei internship programme is a unique learning pathway that will support UAE graduate trainees over a period of 6-8 months, where participants will engage with simulated customers’ business scenarios through online and onsite learning, case sharing, and practice-based training. The first learning phase will run for five months under a technical specialist programme and revolve around 5G education, 5G industry application, and basic IT knowledge.
“The ICT industry will face significant challenges in the next decade regarding how to achieve tremendous success on the digital journey practically. Four phases are usually involved: network transformation, organisation transformation, process streamlining, and talent development. Huawei has been in partnership with du for 14 years. Huawei is not only a world-leading network solution provider but also the best partner with du in business cooperation, talent development, and digital ecosystem partnership. Huawei hopes to support du to provide practical and positive support, especially in the talent development for digital transformation,” said Jerry Liu, CEO, Huawei.