In line with its Corporate values of “Think Ahead” and “Grow Together” that underpin its vision of “Transforming the Sky”, Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans); the leading air navigation services provider for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, celebrated the graduation of a new batch of graduates from its unique “Development Program” for the third year in its occurrence.
The development program is designed to develop employee skills through providing an enhanced learning experience that delivers necessary competencies required to support growth and career advancement in the Air Traffic Management sector. The newly graduated batch comprised of a group of 9 employees from various departments across the organisation such as; Aeronautical Information Management, Air Traffic Control and Air Traffic Management Systems, who successfully completed the “Sun” and “Water” programs. Named after the elements of nature; the “Sun” program aims at training and developing employees to grow into holding team leader positions within the organisation, while the “Water” program strives to equip and up skill its participants with the necessary knowledge and expertise to become the future supervisors in the business.
The development program in dans has been devised by internal expertise in the organisation and it offers; training courses, mentoring, job shadowing, networking opportunities, secondment in other departments as well participation in CSR initiatives. Candidates in the program are selected based on nominations from their line managers and undergo thorough assessments prior to their selection. In addition, an integral part of the program is to drive collaboration with leading entities in the UAE, and the program has experienced support from organisations such as Dubai Hospital and Bait Al Khair. The program that inaugurated in 2014 to develop the future leaders in the Air Traffic Management sector, has witnessed the graduation of a total of 43 employees until date, out of which 40% have been promoted to higher managerial positions.
During the ceremony attended by the deputy CEO of dans, Mr.Ibrahim Hussein Ahli, graduates of the Sun program- Alya Al Darmaki, Johan Lauber, Ali Al Tamimi, Mohammed Al Krounz and Faisal Fayis, in addition to; Awadh Ahmed, Anish Varghese, Medhat Mashaal & Fabrice Vallotton from the “Water” program were awarded their graduation certificates.
In addition to the Sun & Water programs that focus on enhancing managerial competencies, the program also provides a bespoke technically oriented program geared towards Air Traffic Service Engineering professionals (ATSEP), as they play a pivotal role in enhancing the vitality of the air navigation services provided by the organisation. The ATSEP development program is divided into 3 phases over the course of 18 months, that provide the technical expertise and knowledge to engineers crucial for the integration of engineers in the work environment. The initial phase focuses on familiarisation into the airport environment, safety standards, human factors and aviation regulations. Phase 2 of the program taps into concepts of surveillance, while the 3rd phase focuses on navigation aids and systems. Engineers Adel Al Salami and Saleh Al Obeidli successfully completed the ATSEP development program launched for the first time and have been integrated into the work force in dans.
Dubai Air Navigation services (dans) is the air navigation services provider that manages the Dubai and Northern Emirates airspace. dans also provides air navigation services for airports and numerous prestigious airlines, including the World’s busiest airport in terms of international passenger numbers-Dubai International Airport(DXB).