In December 2016, nine Emirati graduates joined this programme focused on honing their skills and helping them kick-start their careers in the banking sector.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, NBF’s Head of Human Resources, Abdulla Aleter said, “We are very proud to see the graduation of another batch of Emirati management trainees. By conducting this annual training programme, NBF reiterates its commitment to the development of local talent and fostering a sustainable pipeline of Emirati bankers who can take our success story to the next level. We would like to congratulate all the successful graduates and encourage them to apply the knowledge they have acquired to their new positions. At NBF, we strongly believe that young Emiratis can play a pivotal role in the banking sector across the country and we are fully committed to helping them realise their ambitions.”
NBF’s MTP is an annual training programme that offers participants a well-rounded experience of working in the banking sector. It includes a one-month induction module, classroom training, job rotation, and mentorship by the bank’s senior leadership team who share their insights with the students.
This initiative demonstrates the bank’s efforts to position itself as an employer of choice for Emirati talent and builds on NBF’s achievements in driving Emiratisation across its various departments. Indicative of its success in nurturing local talent, NBF was recently presented with the “Mark of Excellence” award for its Nationalisation efforts at the Middle East HR Excellence Awards 2017. NBF’s Emiratisation ratio stands at an industry-leading 41.3 per cent today.