Dubai-based Emirates Group is the most popular employer for fresh university graduates in the UAE, followed by international consumer goods company Unilever, according to the latest research by online recruitment firm GulfTalent.
The findings are based on GulfTalent’s survey of over 300 recent graduates and final-year students at American University of Sharjah (AUS), which hosts a mix of both expatriate and local students from all Emirates.
According to the survey results, construction and finance are the most popular sectors for graduates, followed by consumer goods.
The survey found a sharp divide in preferences by nationality. Among expatriate graduates an overwhelming 91 per cent majority favour working for multinationals. By contrast, 63 per cent of Emirati graduates opt for government-owned organisations.
Local UAE private sector firms appear to be the least desired option for both nationals and expatriates, the survey found. More info