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Al Ain Zoo: Magnet for talented Emiratis

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Al AIN, 30th June, 2022 (WAM) — Al Ain Zoo is always keen to offer Emirati nationals a variety of distinguished employment opportunities, attracting personnel specialised in various fields to join the team, and providing training opportunities that enable and empower Emirati students and graduates of educational institutions to be part of this unique sector.

Since its opening, the Zoo has attracted hundreds of highly skilled individuals who possess both the knowledge and expertise to be part of the family.

However, since the scope of the Zoo’s work is considered to be niche, Al Ain Zoo is always keen to sustain this knowledge by attracting the best national talents and expertise while simultaneously investing in building that knowledge base by providing training and specialised programmes for its employees.

Although the nature of the Zoo work environment entails working during weekends and national holidays, Al Ain Zoo has been able to attract dedicated Emirati talents to occupy these jobs. Now, 60% of the total number of employees at the Zoo are Emirati nationals.

The Zoo empowers Emirati youth by supporting creativity, talent and excellence in the fields of animal care, nature and wildlife preservation.

The Zoo offers first-of-its-kind opportunities in nature conservation and wildlife care, ranging from in-field jobs where Al Ain Zoo has introduced the sector’s first female bird of prey trainer and female animal nutritionists, landscape gardeners and laboratory professionals, in addition to administrative and supervisory fields, alongside work as tour and cultural guides.

WAM/ /Rola Alghoul/Esraa Ismail

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