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Local bank selects graduates for one-year development programme in SA

Local bank selects graduates for one-year development programme in SA

The third intake of graduate trainees who were selected to join FNB and RMB Namibia, after a one-year training in core skills and exposed to key projects which they will obtain in South Africa commenced recently.

According to a statement this week, the programme focuses on attracting and retaining high potential local graduates who are highly motivated, with strong analytical ability and the successful candidates for 2018 are; Thorsten Kreft, Tomas Hamata, and Annalien Davin.

Thorsten graduated with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, while Thomas holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Services from the University of Pretoria, with a major in Internal Audit and Finance.

Annalien, who will join the RMB Namibia team, obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch, majoring in Economics and Financial Management.

Through the Young Talent Development Programme (YTDP) graduates are exposed to and experience the culture of business in South Africa and establish relationships crucial to the development of the critical skills required for Namibia. More importantly they learn to work, collaborate and lead inclusively in multi-cultural teams.

After their one-year training in South Africa the graduates will return to Namibia to join FNB Namibia and RMB Namibia in a permanent employment capacity.

“Talent Management is one of the key people focus areas of the Group and therefore we place a high priority on attracting and investing in the Country’s future leaders,” said Liezel Andrew, Talent Management Specialist at FNB Holdings Human Resources.

Furthermore, as part of the FirstRand Group initiative, the company intends to create a greater young talent (alumni) community and network that supports them in their career progression; activate business’s operational excellence and growth strategies; support the transition from students into young professionals; introduce them to the FirstRand philosophy and complement current in-country programmes through alignment and focused international exposure.

Caption: Two of the selected trainees with FNB Namibia management.


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