Emirates Islamic boosts employment of Emiratis in banking sector

DUBAI, Emirates Islamic on Sunday announced that 10 young Emiratis have successfully completed its in-house “Al Mustaqbal” and “Future Relationship Managers” programmes for UAE national school and university graduates.

The successful trainees recently received their graduation certificates from Marwan Salem Abunawas AlMheiri, Chief Human Resource Officer, Emirates Islamic, at a ceremony held at the bank’s headquarters in Dubai. They will now be employed in jobs across various entry-level positions at the bank, including as tellers and customer service executives.

Since its introduction in 2013, 197 UAE national school graduates have completed training under the “Al Mustaqbal” programme, while nine university graduates have been trained as part of the “Future Relationship Managers” programme, since its launch in December 2017.

“We are excited to welcome a new batch of enthusiastic, ambitious, skilled and highly qualified graduates on board. As a home-grown UAE bank, and one of the leaders in the country’s banking sector, Emiratisation has always been a key part of our strategy. We firmly believe in nurturing the UAE’s national talent by providing them with a solid training foundation, in addition to career opportunities and development after they graduate. Through our training and recruitment programmes, we aim to create an environment that will help develop local talent and enhance their professional skills and capabilities.

“At Emirates Islamic, we are deeply committed to the development of UAE youth into future business leaders. We intend to continue to strengthen our ongoing efforts to ensure that every young Emirati reaches their potential and is well equipped to effectively embark on their career path in the banking industry. We are confident that our continued commitment to Emiratisation will position Emirates Islamic as a preferred employer in the area of Islamic finance,” said AlMheiri.

“Al Mustaqbal,” a six-month programme for school graduates up to the age of 20, includes both classroom and on-the-job training, with successful trainees then being deployed permanently across various divisions of Emirates Islamic.

“Future Relationship Managers” is a seven-month training programme designed for Emirati university graduates, with the aim of developing them to become relationship managers in the Wealth Management Division of the bank.

The bank also offers Uni Grad, a training programme for Emirati college students interested in banking careers. Open to UAE national university graduates up to the age of 27, the six-month course is a fast-track career development initiative.

Source: Emirates News Agency