du partners with Nokia to enhance employee skillsets

du has announced a partnership with Nokia to enhance skillsets of employees and accelerate efforts to drive talent development in the UAE. As part of the agreement, Nokia will carry out training and development programmes covering technology competence and knowledge transfer to du employees.

The programme will ensure that du employees at all levels are equipped with the technical knowledge and skills to respond to the increasingly complex challenges within the digital, technology and telecommunication industry.

Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO at du said: “du is committed to expanding the expertise of our learning and development programmes. Our engagement with Nokia and subsequent training programmes are in line with du’s transformational ambition and are geared toward developing and enhancing our workforce. As a technological partner, Nokia will play a vital role in helping us attain Vision 2030 by elevating the UAE’s digital profile.”

The structured development programmes, based on Nokia’s global best practices, will focus on technology and digital trends, provide an opportunity to broaden horizons, change mindsets, improve organisational execution, as well as support strategy implementation. A broad spectrum of training and development programmes — including web-based trainings, workshops, events, demonstrations and practical experience — will offer flexibility to participants’ learning preferences. The programme is designed to equip du employees with the skills, confidence, and demonstrable abilities needed in today’s technologically competitive environment.

The specialised programme provides tailored access to the various Nokia global learning capabilities and centres. The aim of the programme is to increase du’s competitiveness, which will help accelerate a seamless transition toward new technologies. As for national talents and Emirati specialists in du, these programmes are designed to upskill and improve their knowledge and experience in the latest ICT technologies such as 5G, Cloud, Automation and Digital Leadership.