Muscat: In continuation of its effort to provide job opportunities for national manpower in different specialities, BankDhofar launched the second phase of graduates development programme ‘Ruwad BankDhofar’, under the patronage of Tahir bin Salim Al Amri, executive president of the Central Bank of Oman at Sheraton Hotel. The programme translates BankDhofar’s response to the directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to create job opportunities for young Omanis.
BankDhofar invited candidates who passed job interviews to the launch of the second phase of ‘Ruwad BankDhofar’; a 6 months training programme. Attending the launch event was Abdul Hakeem Omar Al Ojaili, CEO of BankDhofar and members of executive management team, with the presence of BankDhofar partners in ‘Ruwad BankDhofar’ graduates programme including; Central Bank of Oman, Ministry of Manpower, Oman Banks Association, Target Oilfield Services, Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), and Bahwan International Institute of Technology (BIIT).
On the initiative, Tahir Al Amri said: “We would like to thank BankDhofar for this initiative. The programme is a translation of BankDhofar’s commitment to providing job opportunities to young Omanis in various specialisations. The programme will also boost Omanisation efforts in the banking sector.”
Elaborating on the programme, Al Ojaili noted: “BankDhofar constantly endeavours to attract Omani youth and train them to join BankDhofar family. The program will support our vision to develop capabilities of graduates before joining BankDhofar in a way that serves our ‘Together 2020’ vision to be the best in Gulf. Through collaborating our efforts, we aim at ensuring to provide best internship program that will prepare young Omanis to join BankDhofar.”
The candidates went through an orientation session before joining the 6 months training programme. The training programme will be delivered by Bahwan International Institute of Technology and will be held at BIIT’s premises in Ghala.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity for the first time to work with the Banking Sector and specifically with Bank Dhofar, a leading bank well known in the provision of career opportunities and in building future professionals and leaders in the sector. The key to building national resource capabilities and a productive workforce is through such training for employment programmes geared for the needs of the banking sector and in this instance to meet specific requirements and culture of Bank Dhofar. Bank Dhofar has demonstrated excellent corporate responsibility through its commitment in the development of the ‘Ruwad BankDhofar’ programme and we are proud to be associated with this endeavour,” Musallam Al Mandhari, OPAL CEO noted.
“At BankDhofar we place great importance in providing job opportunities for national manpower in different specialities. Through conducting various training courses and programmes we guarantee to achieve our expectations of enhancing the performance of our employees which positively reflects in our operations. We continue our efforts to provide suitable job opportunities for young Omani graduates for the progress and prosperity of our nation,” added Nasser Said Al Bahantah, Chief Human Resources Officer.
‘Ruwad BankDhofar’ will take care of the growing needs of the business to fulfil the various transformation initiatives and strengthen the Omanisation levels across the bank.
BankDhofar strongly believes in continuous training and talent development of its staff to best serve the customers. Staff learning and development is one of the key pillars in the bank’s operational strategy. In the translation of its vision, BankDhofar launched in 2017, Performance Academy, which is equipped with state-of-art facilities. Performance Academy includes classrooms where training sessions are conducted, a library full of resources, and computer labs. Additionally, with the aim of equipping its employees with required skills to best serve the customers, the academy includes a mock branch where employees are trained and they go through the real experience. BankDhofar, through the academy, aims to make training available to all its employees through its branch network across Oman. Certified online learning and development courses will be available for staff of BankDhofar across different regions.