NBF initiates training for UAE nationals

DUBAI — The National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) announces the recruitment of 24 UAE Nationals for its inaugural management trainee programme (MTP). Launched in October, the MTP will go towards meeting the strong demand for leadership talent both within the Bank and across the UAE.

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Published: Mon 29 Nov 2010, 10:58 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:06 AM

NBF’s first batch of 24 management trainees was chosen from 130 candidates across the UAE through a comprehensive selection process including interviews, personality profiling and psychometric tests. Comprising fresh graduates and mid-career professionals, these trainees will embark on development programmes spanning six months to a year that will see them undergo job rotations across the Bank and training under senior managers. The MTP was developed by staff with working experience in the Mohammed bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development, an initiative promoting the development of a professional workforce of UAE Nationals, and will play an integral part to the Bank’s annual recruitment efforts.

CEO Vince Cook said that the MTP is calibrated to ensure that the trainees receive the necessary development and support to achieve their career goals. An important component of this process is the selection of “Mentors” from the Bank’s senior ranks to coach, guide and counsel each trainee. Every trainee is also introduced to a “Buddy” in each department he or she is rotated to.

Cook, who chairs the Bank’s Emiratisation Committee, said: “These management trainees are bright individuals, and our programme is aimed at maximising their potential as well as equipping them with the skills and mindsets to embark on fulfilling careers with the Bank. This is a win-win situation because not only will NBF be assured of high-quality managers going forward, we are also helping to groom a fresh cadre of talent to take on leadership roles in the banking community.”Abdulla Aleter, NBF’s Head of Human Resources, said: “One of the strategic priorities of UAE is to develop self-sufficiency in local talent and we are privileged to play our part in this nationalisation process.


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