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YES to Work


The Young Emirati Start to Work (YES to Work) program is designed to provide unique opportunities for young Emiratis to gain valuable work experience in the private sector. It’s focused on helping students to develop their skills and build their professional network as well as it contributes to their personal and academic goals.

We connect candidates with employers who are looking for talented and motivated Emirati individuals aged between 15 to 24 years to fill various positions as trainees across different retails in the privet sector, with more than 10 partners and over 300 locations across the UAE.

Through YES to Work, ACTVET believes every student deserves the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience. So, if you're looking to take your first step into the world of work and learn from experienced professionals whether you’re interested in technology, finance or any other fields, then YES to Work is the per​fect platform for you to start with during the academic holidays.

Additionally, YES to Work program helps the participants in developing skills for becoming successful entrepreneurs. It offers first-hand experience in various aspects of business and teaches about industry trends, customer behavior, and competition essential for success in the business world.

YES to Work program consists of 4 stages, each stage comprises a bundle of skills to develop over the academic breaks. For instance, candidates might finish Stage 1 during the summer break and then complete Stage 2 over the winter break. Candidates have a choice to complete all stages to be certified in Level 2 Retail Operations which is accredited by the National Qualification Center.

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