Talent Development

Identifying star performers

Development programmes enable our most talented employees to truly fulfil their potential

Dubai Airports is dedicated to building a talented workforce to enable it to meet the demands of being the world’s busiest international airport. Every year the company identifies high performing and high potential employees to build their knowledge, skills and abilities, helping them develop and achieve their potential and thereby enable Dubai Airports’ continued growth.

In 2015 more than 25 employees completed specific talent development programmes while several more have begun their career development. Dubai Airports became an Institute of Learning Management (ILM) approved training centre in 2015 to provide employees with global best practices and initiatives in leadership and management. The Learning and Development team delivered more than 7,300 training days to over 5,000 Dubai Airports and partner employees at Launchpad, our state-of-the-art training facility.

A new comprehensive online learning and management centre went live to provide e-learning to employees to support and empower staff to take a lead-role in their development. With such a rapidly growing airport, project management was a key focus in 2015, with milestone training launched for 73 entry level employees, as well as a number of employees who undertook the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Talent Development programmes included:

Danaat: development programme for talented female employees

Qaa’ed: development programme for middle management

Tatweer: academic development programme for high-performing UAE nationals.

Over 200 hours of training, workshops, coaching and mentoring were focussed on talent development programmes in 2015, with participants recording a 95% satisfaction rate.