Your Masarat Journey to Employment
Requirements to join the program
We look for candidates with:
Strong motivation & ambition to learn
Proficiency in spoken and written English language
Commitment to the duration and demands of the program
Interest in opportunities in the private sector
UAE nationals holding a family book
Graduates with Diploma, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree
0 to 1 years of experience
Program Launch: March 13, 2023
Format : Hybrid – online and physical workshops
Program Duration: Year-round program; candidates onboarded on a rolling basis.
Training Delivery Language: English
Training Duration: 4 to 8 weeks of training
Fees: Fully funded by Sandooq Al Watan
What is the Masarat program?
|The Masarat program serves as a career accelerator for Emirati job seekers and provides intensive training programs taught by coaches and industry-recognized mentors to support your success and launch your career in the private sector. For the purpose of assisting you in finding job, Masarat concentrates on bridging the gap between your current knowledge and skills and the competencies demanded by the market. Additionally, it links you up with top-tier private sector employers to assist you in locating appropriate employment possibilities based on your qualifications and preferences.|
What will I benefit from the Masarat program?
|Masarat is a program that is dedicated to help you succeed on your first day of the job by developing your mindset, motivation, and skills through intense upskilling workshops.|
Masarat program will help you:
1) Gain awareness on potential careers & insight into what the private sector’s requirements
2) Enhance your skillset, build your confidence and develop a growth mindset
3) Receive direct access to opportunities & employers
4) Have access to a pool of leading industry experts who can provide you comprehensive career guidance and mentorship
5) Receive tailored curriculum and trainings with ongoing coaching support
6) Build and expand your network
Who can join the Masarat program?
|To be eligible for the Masarat program, you will need to meet the following conditions:|
1) UAE National with a family book
2) Diploma, or Bachelor’s, or Masters degree graduates
3) 0 to 1 years of experience
4) Motivated & ambitious to learn and grow
5) Proficient in spoken and written English
6) Willing to commit and complete the prgram to help you find full-time employment
How does the program work?
|The program will follow a clear and simple journey to enable job seekers to get the most out of the program.|
Below is the overarching process that will be followed:
1) Confirm your enrolment to the Masarat program by registering to the program through this Link
2) Complete all 3 survey phases and the final 1:1 assessment interview, for selection purposes
3) Once you get selected into the program, you will be able to have visibility to the training agenda
3) Book and attend relevant trainings and coaching sessions
4) Schedule & attend your interviews, well-prepared and committed to the recruitment process
5) Update the Masarat team regarding the outcomes of the interviews and job status
How will the Masarat journey look like?
Your Masarat journey to employment is as follows:
1) Discovery & Assessment:
Assess your current skills and job preference, and capture areas to develop
Receive tailored training, coaching & mentorship
Get employed with the support of Masarat program
How can I apply to the Masarat program?
|If you meet the eligibility criteria (mentioned above), you can apply to the Masarat program through this Link, and following the below steps:|
1) Go to the AZM Home page
2) Select “Programs”
3) Select “Masarat Program”
4) then select “Apply to Masarat”
5) Scan the QR code at the bottom of the page, which will divert you to WhatsApp
6) Fill in the survey, then the team will get back to you shortly with the next steps!
When will the applications open?
|Applications for the Masarat program are open throughout the year. However, the registration dealdline is on 28th of February, 2023|
What is the selection process?
|Once you apply to the program (as mentioned above), you will go through multiple phases of surveys for us to get to know you better and capture your motivation.|
Below will be the process followed:
1) Initial screening of candidate profiles to assess eligibility and fit for the program
2) Second and third assessment phases to evaluate your career preference
3) Interview assessment is the final phase to get to know you better
4) Final phase interview assessment to get to know the candidates better
When will the training take place?
|Trainings will be available all year round and will be delivered in the format of training cohorts. Exact training dates will be shared upon enrolling and once selected into the program. Candidates will have to complete all 12 modules, as well as they will have access to certified courses (optional) which they can choose from based on their preference|
How long will the training program last?
|The length of the trainings will depend on each candidate’s training needs and requirements and may differ slightly from candidate to candidate. Trainings have been streamlined and designed in a manner which guarantees maximum value while ensuring not to overload candidates or disrupting their day-to-day life. The timeframe for the training program can range from 4 weeks to 8 weeks, with training sessions and interventions only happening during selected days and timings (6 training hours per week) within that timeframe.|
How and where will the trainings be conducted? Will the trainings be online or in person?
|The training program will adopt a hybrid model, where majority of trainings will be delivered in person through physical workshops, while additional learning resources will be provided on a learning management system for reference. Exact locations for physical training workshops will be announced closer to the dates of workshops and we will try to accommodate multiple regions.|
What kind of trainings will be offered through the Masarat program?
|The trainings are of two types:|
1. Labor market preparation trainings : CV preparation, interview preparation, how to behave and perform on the job, mindset for success, etc.
2.Job-specific trainings: Trainings for particular job roles and industries. Those are highly dependent on the job to which you will apply and may cover modules such as: Communication, Leadership, Effectiveness & Efficiency, Problem Solving, Digital Literacy, Slide Writing, business tools, customer service, sales, etc.
Will I have to pay for enrolling in the Masarat program?
|The program is fully funded by Sandooq Al Watan for all eligible candidates to support them on their journey to employment.|
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
|Candidates will be receiving a certificate upon completion of the program|
What will be the language of instruction?
|Given the majority of jobs available in the labor market require some degree of English proficiency, the core language for the delivery of oral and written trainings as well as other communications will be English. However, the majority of the Masarat training and support staff is bilingual and will be able to provide ad-hoc support in Arabic, whenever needed.|
If I am unable to attend physical sessions, will I still have the ability to attend sessions remotely and complete the program?
|Given the nature of the trainings, you will have the choice to participate virtually or in person, depending on where the workshops are held and your access to transportation.|
What happens if I am not able to attend one of the training sessions?
|In order to successfully complete the program, candidates will have to attend every training session, as per their signed action plan. In exceptional cases where candidate is not able to attend one of the sessions for a reason that is out of their control, they will need to provide a notice of a minimum of 48 hours to the Masarat program team. They may then be offered the opportunity to attend one of the makeup sessions on a different date.|
Is the job guaranteed if I complete the trainings listed in my action plan?
|Jobs are not guaranteed upon completion of the trainings as candidates will still need to make sure to successfully pass the job interviews and make a good first impression in front of employers. However, the trainings provided will ensure you are well prepared and ready to successfully pass the interview and perform well on the job, which is half the battle.|
If I join the Masarat program, will it be mandatory for me to join the private sector?
|While the core focus of the program revolves around providing opportunities within the private and semi-governmental sectors, candidates who secure opportunities in the public sector will not be dismissed (any form of employment is better than unemployment). However, based on the market trends and government agenda, demand in the private is likely to be higher than the public sector going forward.|
Will I still receive support once Masarat program is complete and I have been employed?
|Candidates who complete the program and are employed may still benefit from the ongoing support of the Masarat team throughout their employment journey. The Masarat team will follow up with candidates and employers throughout the first few months on the job to ensure things are going in the right direction.|
Thank you for your interest in our program!
Unfortunately, registrations for this batch are now closed. Please stay tuned for updates regarding the next batch opening. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to your participation in the future.
The Masarat Team