Emirates Islamic wins 'Human Resources Development' award from Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies

February 06, 2019

Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, and the preferred bank for UAE nationals, has been named the recipient of the 'Human Resources Development' award in the banking and financial sector by Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS). Last year, the bank exceeded its target in the Emiratisation Points system endorsed by the Council of Ministers for the financial and banking sector.

The award was presented by Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy of Sharjah to Salah Mohammed Amin, Chief Executive Officer, at Emirates Islamic at the opening of the 21st edition of the National Career Exhibition. At the exhibition, the bank will offer a wide range of career opportunities across its various departments in addition to on-the-spot entries for potential candidates, experienced Emiratis as well as university and high school graduates.

Speaking on the win, Salah Mohammed Amin, Chief Executive Officer,at Emirates Islamic, said: "We are honoured to receive the 'Human Resources Development' award in the banking and financial sector. This recognition is a testament that our Emiratisation efforts and industry leading training programmes for UAE national school and university graduates are paying off. As a home-grown bank and a leading Islamic financial institution in the UAE, we have a long-standing commitment and responsibility towards developing UAE national talent and we remain focused on building a strong workforce to lead us forward."

Emirates Islamic runs a series of industry-leading training programmes in coordination with the Emirates Institute for Banking & Financial Studies (EIBFS) to train Emirati youth and give them an opportunity to contribute to the growth of Islamic finance in the UAE.

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. The bank's Future Relationship Managers programme is a seven-month training designed for Emirati university graduates with the aim of developing them into Relationship Managers roles in the Wealth Management division of the bank. In addition, 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.