Dubai, UAE – 30 April, 2013 – Standard Chartered announced today that it will be participating at Careers UAE 2013 exhibition which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 30 April to 2 May, 2013. At the Exhibition, Standard Chartered will be identifying prospect UAE National talent to join the various departments and training programmes that the bank provides.
Standard Chartered is an active supporter of ‘Masrafi', the UAE government initiative which aims to boost emiratisation levels in the banking sector and is in cooperation with the National Human Resources and Development Authority, ‘Tanmia' and the Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Studies(EIBFS). In this context, Standard Chartered has committed to provide employment and training opportunities for UAE Nationals at the bank. The bank is also an active participant in career days in educational institutions and is constantly doing career guidance visits to Colleges, Universities and Schools.
Commenting on the Bank's participation at the Exhibition, Jane Siney, Head of Human Resources, UAE and Middle East, Standard Chartered said:
”Standard Chartered remains committed to the development of its UAE National talent pool. At the bank, we have created an Emiratisation Steering committee with representation from senior management members from the different departments of the bank. This committee keeps close track of the status of our Emiratisation efforts. The Bank aims to train, develop and retain its talent pool by providing them with clear career plans and opportunities exposing them to world class careers in banking.”
As a part of its strategy, Standard Chartered has a number of strategic alliances with several UAE based organisations and provides a number of training programmes which make it one of the best employers for UAE Nationals in the country. Below is a list of the programmes that the Bank currently provides:
The Al Tahadi Educational Support Programme: This programme provides UAE National students with financial support while they are completing their studies, and guarantees access to global opportunities at Standard Chartered. This programme ensures that an increased number of talented UAE Nationals join our Management Trainee Programme.
Management Trainee Programme: Scholars under the Al Tahadi Programme graduate and join the Bank. This programme was first launched in August 2007. This is a structured one year programme with rotations providing broad experience within the Bank, which allows graduates “hands on experience” of potential career paths.
The Consumer Banking Academy and the Al Massar Programme: These programmes aim to acquaint UAE Nationals with the financial services industry, including product knowledge and risks associated with Consumer and Wholesale Banking.
MBA Programme: This programme offers MBA graduates individually-tailored career paths, with significant exposure to senior management and a global MBA network.
International Graduate Programme: The programmes last up to 18 months and provide candidates with an International Induction Programme (IIP) and an academic programme, role rotations in different business or support functions, a regional Action Learning Programme where candidates will collaborate with other graduates to develop and implement projects. The programme also provides extensive formal and informal learning opportunities to accelerate the development of the future leaders of the bank.