Oliver Wyman Launches New Program To Attract Emirati Talent Into The Private Sector

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting with offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched its Abu Dhabi Consultant Development Program (CDP) to help identify and attract Emirati talent into the private sector.

The CDP is designed to prepare recent UAE national graduates for a career in consulting, giving them the opportunity to work with Oliver Wyman’s leading project teams. Graduates will receive exposure to core consulting skills through formal and on-the-job training, whilst also being given the chance to collaborate with clients to address business challenges.

The announcement of Oliver Wyman’s CDP follows a commitment by the UAE government to boost the number of Emiratis in private sector jobs.

“Our aim is to help stimulate increased interest in the number of Emiratis who want to enter the private sector,” said Adel AlFalasi, Head of Oliver Wyman Abu Dhabi office.

“We believe in delivering exceptional impact for our clients while also fostering a fulfilling and exciting work environment for our consultants. We want to encourage CDP candidates to roll up their sleeves and experience consulting right from day one. By providing candidates with the opportunity to work across multiple industries whilst collaborating with senior team members, we are empowering them with tangible exposure and growth. It’s an exciting journey that we are fully committed to.”

The selected candidates, who will be part of Oliver Wyman’s supportive Abu Dhabi office environment, will be given the opportunity to learn new skills over a year-long program if they advance following a six-month review.

Recently joining the Oliver Wyman CDP was Khalid Alkaabi, a finance and business administration graduate from the University of San Diego. Khalid was seeking an opportunity in order to learn and grow, and believes consulting is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers to work in.

Describing his experience with the Oliver Wyman CDP, Alkaabi said: “My experience with the CDP has been remarkable. I am being challenged and witnessing rapid development, which I could not have hoped for elsewhere. Every day I am learning new skills, and discovering unknowns. In parallel, I am also pursuing and discovering new areas of personal interest which I am really enjoying.”

Upon completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate at an official ceremony and top performers will get an official offer to join Oliver Wyman as a Consultant.

To find out more and to apply for the next cohort of applicants, visit here.


About Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.