Emirates Islamic boosts the employment of Emiratis in the banking sector with industry-leading training programmes

September 09, 2018

10 trainees receive entry-level placements within the bank

Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, today 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 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 recently. They will now take up jobs across various entry-level positions at the bank, including as tellers and customer service executives.

Since its introduction in 2013, a total of 197 UAE national school graduates have completed training under the Al Mustaqbal programme, while nine university graduates have been trained under 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 UAE national talent by providing them 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," said Marwan Salem Abunawas AlMheiri, Chief Human Resource Officer, Emirates Islamic.

"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," added AlMheiri.

'Al Mustaqbal', a six-month programme for school graduates up to the age of 20, includes both class room and on-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 into Relationship Managers roles in the Wealth Management division of the bank.

The bank also offers Uni Grad, a training programme for Emirati college students interested in a banking career. Open to UAE National university graduates up to the age of 27, the 6-month course is a fast-track career development initiative.

Introduced back in 2013 in coordination with the Emirates Institute for Banking & Financial Studies (EIBFS), Emirates Islamic's in-house training programmes are an integral part of its talent development strategy to train Emirati youth and prepare them to become future banking leaders.