IDEX: GAL announces plans to develop national talent

GAL,the Gulf regional provider of integrated aircraft sustainment solutions for military and civilian customers, has signed an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI) to train and encourage talented UAE national students to join the company’s MRO teams in Abu Dhabi.

The partnership was made official at IDEX 2021, with an MOU signed by Mohammed Al Khemairi, CEO of GAL and Dr Abdulrahman Jassim Al Hammadi, Managing Director, of ADVETI.

Under the terms of the agreement, GAL is to train students of Engineering and Logistics from ADVETI in the latest MRO operations and processes at its dedicated facilities in Abu Dhabi, with a view to hiring them to join its workforce as permanent employees upon completion of their educational programmes. In addition, GAL’s team of experts will collaborate with the faculty at ADVETI in structuring the course curricula of the Engineering and Logistics programme to ensure their continued relevance in the workplaces of tomorrow.

Students chosen from the bachelor's, higher diploma and diploma programmes in aircraft engineering, aircraft maintenance, air traffic management, electromechanical engineering, and information security engineering, will work with GAL as part of its efforts to increase the number of qualified nationals in its workforce.

Al Khemairi said: “As a leading MRO services provider, GAL is conscious of its crucial role in building the capacities of young UAE nationals from engineering and aviation focused disciplines to join our team of subject matter experts and technicians. These partnerships will empower Emirati students to take up promising careers in the field of MRO and aircraft sustainment.”

Emiratis currently account for 27 per cent of GAL’s 5,000 strong workforce. GAL is part of the Mission Support Cluster at EDGE.


Dr Abdulrahman Jassim Al Hammadi, Managing Director, of ADVETI (Left) and Mohammed Al Khemairi, CEO of GAL(right) at the signing (Image:Edge)