Bankers’ training programme dispatches graduates
The Graduate Bankers Development Programme at Bank Windhoek’s recently launched the first new talent attraction programme, as part of their Learning and Development Centre in Windhoek.
The Bank said, the objective is to attract unemployed young graduates in commercial fields, from various educational institutions, and training them in the fields of credit and collateral, for a period of six months.
Being self-sufficient and having a pool of potential employees to tap from is another objective the Bank is achieving with regard to employee availability and to play an active role in providing job opportunities within the banking industry.
According to the bank, the Graduate Bankers Training Programme targets young talented graduates that aim to establish a career in Banking. The first intake of thirteen candidates has begun as candidates undergo training. The candidates are expected to complete their programme by the end of June 2017.
During the course the candidates will do credit and collateral modules, accompanied with practical exposure in the branches.
Successful candidates will then be considered for permanent employment at branches across the country.
“The graduate programme will be in line with Bank Windhoek’s business strategy and repositioning in terms of talent investment and management,” said Chris Matthee, Executive Officer for Retail Banking Services at Bank Windhoek.
“It is very important that the Bank continuously provides a constant flow of highly trained individuals to the organization and the financial sector at large,” Chris explained.
The continuous investment made in their various training programmes, such as the Candidate Bankers Training Programme (CBT), over the years reflects Bank Windhoek’s commitment towards unemployment, he added.
Currently previous successful graduates from various training programmes are now employed nation wide in branches across the country.