16 newly-graduated Emiratis from local and international universities have joined the programme, which will see them obtain a deeper knowledge of the finance and banking sectors, and acquire the skills they need to succeed in their future careers. A total of 58 graduates have now enrolled in the ‘Nujoom’ scheme to date.
The 18-month training programme is based at FGB’s on-site business school and offers participants to acquire real-life, hands-on experience of working across a variety of banking functions, in addition to developing general managerial and leadership skills. The Nujoom scheme reflects FGB’s genuine commitment towards workforce Emiratisation, combining practical experience and ‘real world’ industry exposure.
Commenting on the launch of the programme’s third phase, Abdulrahman Saqr, Senior Vice President and Head of Emiratisation at FGB, said, “There is no doubt that the UAE National community contains a wealth of untapped potential talent for the banking industry. We designed the Nujoom programme to fit with FGB’s strategy of building a sustainable pipeline of talented Emiratis to join our rapidly expanding network. With 58 UAE Nationals now enrolled across the different phrases we are already seeing that it is bearing fruit. We will continue to invest in this critical initiative which is mutually beneficial for both the bank and our local community.”
Noora Mohammed Al Reyaysi, FGB UAE National Development and Program Manager, at FGB, said, “The Nujoom programme exposes participants to the diverse business functions of the bank and helps them to understand where their key strengths lie, as well as developing their leadership and general business skills. We have already placed the earliest entrants, who have now graduated the programme, into key management areas across FGB, which is proof that Nujoom has become a vital channel for the development of human talent in the bank’s workforce. As the scheme becomes more established, we expect to see even more interest from the community in the opportunities that Nujoom offers young UAE Nationals.”
First Gulf Bank offers a range of mentoring and guidance programmes, including Al Manara Mentorship programme, and its recent summer training scheme. FGB has also launched First Gulf Bank Business School for its employees to promote their development and to provide them with new skills required in their specific positions and designations.
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