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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Demonstrates Firm Intent On developing The UAE Workforce
(1 February 2009)
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank enrols 150 new recruits in extensive training programme

 

As part of its strategy to nurture the Islamic Finance Industry in both the United Arab Emirates and the region, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) announced that it has enrolled 150 fresh graduates in an eight-months training programme. The tailor-made programme aims to advance the Islamic Finance Industry by developing the UAE workforce through specialized training.

Mr. Tirad Mahmoud, ADIB’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), stated: “The programme we’ve developed alongside our partner CERT will arm our newest recruits with all the necessary tools required for them to become fully competent Islamic Finance professionals.” He added: “Our Emiratization strategy mandates that we provide the optimum career advancement and training opportunities and this initiative is one of many ways we hope to achieve that vision.

The extended programme intends to develop the fresh graduates in the areas of banking and Islamic finance, business environment, personal skills and individual target jobs. Upon successful completion, the training would have offered one a solid foundation for becoming a dynamic member of the burgeoning Islamic Finance sector.

Mr. Waheeb AlKhazraji, ADIB’s Human Resources Manager, stated: “CERT has tailor made this programme to suit ADIB’s objectives and it will comprise of basic business, IT skills and English language down to the more specialized knowledge of Islamic finance and essential skills necessary for banking.” Mr. Al Khazraji continued: “The last phase of the programme includes two months of practical coaching where the trainees are supervised and guided by expert bankers to conduct and manage simulation exercises mirroring various tasks they could be facing in their workplace in the future.”

ADIB will be participating in the ‘Tawtheef/Career Fair’ tomorrow at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Visit the ADIB stand between February 3-5 and explore the career advancement opportunities which ADIB has to offer the UAE workforce.



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