National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has completed a summer internship programme in cooperation with the Bayan Bahrain School (BBS) to immerse students into the exciting and fast paced world of banking at NBB. The programme builds on NBB’s commitment to the training of local talent including Bahraini youth in order to educate and attract the next generation of talent into the Kingdom’s financial services sector and ensure NBB remains a top destination and employer of choice for innovative, young professionals.
Eleven students took part in the three week programme, which kicked offin mid-July. Interns, aged 16 – 18, received hands on experience across key business units of the Bank including Retail, Commercial & SMEs, Operations, Credit & Risk Management, Corporate and Institutional Investment Banking, Internal Audit and Compliance. The exposure to the relevant skills and capabilitiesrequired will assist the prospective bankers of the futureto succeed in the fast evolving banking sector.
Commenting, Ms. Dana Buheji, Chief Human Resources Officer at NBB, said, “We’re delighted to give high school students in Bahrain an opportunity to experience working in a bank at an important time when they are about to decide on their future academic and career paths. At NBB, it is amongst our top priorities and a key pillar of our strategy to attract, train and develop future industry leaders. This is one of the initiatives we have launched to help educate young talent and to nurture their interests, to possibly contribute to keeping the Kingdom’s financial services sector at the forefront of innovation and leadership well into the future.”