Approximately 22,000 UAE nationals work in the private sector
Emirati graduates in the UAE want to earn $7300 for their first job and prefer working in the public sector, a new poll has revealed.
In a survey conducted by GulfTalent.com, 86 percent male
and 66 percent female Emirati graduates said they would choose the public sector over private companies due to higher salaries and greater job security. A mere 4 percent of male graduates and 10 percent of female graduates stated a preference for the private sector.
GulfTalent.com has issued a report in which it concludes that state companies are popular places of work for Emirati graduates - with Abu Dhabi investment company Mubadala ranking highly, followed by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Masdar and Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation.
When asked about salary expectations, male Emiratis said they expected to be paid $7300 per month for their first job, whereas female graduates said $5200 is a good starting wage.
Approximately 22,000 UAE nationals work in the private sector, which employ some 4 million expatriates.
The GulfTalent.com survey was conducted in association with ten universities in the UAE.