- New portal features a variety of positions, from entry to director level
- Expo 2020 is especially keen to hear from Emiratis, youth and women
- Opportunities to join Expo’s rapidly evolving team of 57 nationalities
The Expo 2020 team currently comprises 850 employees, 454 of whom are directly employed by Expo 2020. The remainder include external consultants engaged by Expo 2020 to deliver the large-scale, time-sensitive event, which will be the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.
Rita Penteado, Director, Human Resources, Workforce & Volunteers at Expo 2020, said: “We are looking for ambitious people who want to create a global impact and work in a fast-paced environment where expectations are high.
“Expo 2020 Dubai is a unique, time-critical project and our key objective is to not only deliver an exceptional Expo but also create a compelling and long-lasting legacy. We need people who are flexible and adaptable, who like to be challenged, and who share our core values of integrity, cooperation, respect, humility and excellence.
“Even if the positions currently available on the Expo 2020 career portal do not suit applicants’ skill sets, they can still register and upload their résumés. Expo 2020’s requirements are continuously evolving and growing so we will no doubt need capabilities in the future that we don’t yet know about.”
With global attention already focused on Expo 2020 Dubai and the UAE, the team is committed to delivering an unforgettable experience with 25 million visits expected, including an unprecedented 70 per cent from outside the UAE.
Those who join the ranks of Expo 2020 will enter a dynamic, multicultural environment, with employees representing 57 nationalities.
Expo 2020 is also a proud supporter of equal opportunities for women and youth. Of those directly employed by Expo 2020, 51 per cent are female and 129 staff members are under the age of 30. Expo 2020 is also contributing to the UAE Government’s Emiratisation strategy by continuing to provide exciting job opportunities for UAE nationals, with multiple positions that will help to cement the country’s long-term success.
World Expos attract the best talent from around the world. Whether experienced professionals or ambitious graduates, successful applicants will acquire considerable expertise in a short period of time.
Alya Al-Ali, Director, Youth Connect at Expo 2020, said: “Expo 2020 Dubai offered me the unique opportunity to join straight from university at only 21 years of age. I became a director at 24 and I am now responsible for running the department that ensures young people play a central role in Expo 2020. Expo truly empowers youth and enables people from around the world to progress in ways they might not imagine are possible at their age.
“Expo 2020 also offers development and training programmes that open new career paths. With less than three years to deliver one of the greatest World Expos in history, we are always challenging and pushing ourselves to exceed expectations – building a great variety of skills and gaining important international exposure. Expo 2020 is a real accelerator for our careers.”
Expo 2020’s career portal features vacancies within a variety of fields, including Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Marketing and Communication, Design, Operations, Legal and Commercial. Simply register, upload your résumé and cover letter, and supply the requested information to kick-start your new career.
To search and apply for relevant vacancies, or learn more about Expo 2020’s work environment and expectations, visit careers.expo2020dubai.com
About Expo 2020:
Expo 2020 Dubai is guided by the belief that innovation and progress are the result of people and ideas combining in new ways. For six months from 20 October, 2020, Expo aims to bring together 180 countries and millions of people to celebrate human ingenuity: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.
- During the six months from 20 October, 2020 to 10 April, 2021, we expect millions of people to visit Expo
- About 70 percent of all visitors are anticipated to come from outside the UAE – the largest proportion of international visitors in Expo history
- We aim to create and deliver an inclusive and global Expo with more than 200 participants, including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses and educational institutions
- Expo 2020 also has an ambitious volunteer programme, which aims to include more than 30,000 volunteers from a wide range of ages, nationalities, cultures and backgrounds
- The Expo site covers a total of 4.38 sqkm, including a 2 sqkm gated area. It is located adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South
- Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo to take place in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia) region
About World Expos:
In 1851 the Crystal Palace was the centrepiece of London’s Great Exhibition – the first World Expo. It celebrated the man-made industrial wonders of a rapidly changing world. Architecture, contents and a theme, ‘Industry of All Nations’, coalesced to create a big idea of nations meeting nations in shared technological and commercial progress. In more recent years, participants in World Expos, including governments, international organisations and companies, have gathered to find solutions to universal challenges and to promote their achievements, products, ideas, innovations, their national brand, and their nations as destinations for tourism, trade and investment.
World Expos are held under the auspices of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental organisation responsible for overseeing and regulating international exhibitions (‘Expos’) and for fostering their core values of Education, Innovation and Cooperation . Today, four types of Expos are organised under the BIE’s auspices: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.