Muscat: Majan Electricity (MJEC) – Member of Nama Group in collaboration with Ministry of Labour and Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSP) formed committees to conduct 112 job interviews with Omani job seekers who passed pre-employment tests that took place in 'Numo' institution owned by Nama.
This move aimed to achieve Omanisation in 800 technical job vacancies in Majan's electrical contracting companies. The recruits will be trained on the job for one year to prepare them to do their duties efficiently and to help them adapt to the new work environment.
"The steady efforts by Majan Electricity Company to accelerate the Omanisation of the technical jobs at the long term contracts with our contractors come in response to the Royal Directive of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik. These efforts will have a positive effect on achieving Oman Vision 2020 and sustainable development jobs. We are going to appoint, train and rehabilitate 112 Omanis at our company operations in North Al Batinah, Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi governorates,” said Eng. Salim bin Masoud Al Kabi, Chief Operating Officer at MJEC.
“Omanis who will be appointed for the technical jobs will receive an intensive training course that includes theoretical, practical and on-the-job training to ensure that they have acquired the required technical skills and knowledge to carry out their duties efficiently. Moreover, the company will continue to work towards Omanisation of the technical jobs for the long-term contracts throughout the coming year to ensure that Omanis have taken over all the technical jobs," he added.
The move is expected to raise the Omanisation rate in these companies to 80 per cent by the end of 2021, with plans to increase them further to 90 per cent by the end of 2022.
Similarly, MJEC completed interviews for six Omani engineers during the last week and put in place plans to raise the Omanisation rate within the company to 97 per cent by the end of the year.
It is worth mentioning that MJEC achieved over 96 per cent Omanisation rate in the technical jobs this year, and it seeks to take it further to 100 per cent by the end of 2022.
Eng. Khalifa bin Nasser Al Isamili, Sr. Manager, Support Services said “MEC has achieved 95.7 per cent Omanisation rate as of this year with a solid plan to reach 100 per cent Omanisation by the end of next year, enabling Omanis to take over the different jobs in technical and financial fields at the company. It should be noted that Majan Electricity Company, in coordination with Nama Holding and the Public Services Authority and the Ministry of Labour has approved a plan to replace expatriates with Omanis throughout, in the next two years."
Majan Electricity Company is a closely held Omani Joint stock company registered under the Commercial Companies Law of Oman. The Company is primarily undertaking regulated distribution and supply of electricity in the North Batinah Governorate, Al Dhahirah Governorate and the Buraimi Governorate of the Sultanate of Oman under a licence issued by the Authority for Electricity Regulation, Oman.