10Dec 2018
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Gulf Bank champions Kuwaitization with 377 new hires in 2018

Updated : Thursday, 06 December 2018, 04:00:23 PM
The Bank is invested in the professional development of Kuwaiti talent, and in providing them with opportunities to build a career and develop essential skills within the financial sector.
Editorial Staff
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KUWAIT CITY(IAMINKUWAIT):   Gulf Bank continues to lead Kuwait’s banking sector in its support of Kuwaitization. Since the beginning of the year, 377 Kuwaitis have been hired by the bank, across various departments. Aligned with the government’s initiative of Kuwaitization, Gulf Bank advocates this vision through training and development and the employment of Kuwaitis for a better and more prosperous Kuwait. The Bank is invested in the professional development of Kuwaiti talent, and in providing them with opportunities to build a career and develop essential skills within the financial sector.

Salma Al-Hajjaj, General Manager of Human Resources, Gulf Bank, said: “Harnessing local talent has always been at the heart of Gulf Bank’s vision. Over the years, we have developed a number of Kuwait-based mentoring and training programs to ensure that present and future employees achieve their full potential. From our AJYAL Graduate Development Program, to our bank wide learning and development program, including the recently launched Direct Sales Academy, created to increase the professional workforce in the field. We are proud to facilitate the development of Kuwaiti talent across all stages of their careers.”

“Gulf Bank is proud to announce that we have achieved 72.5 percent Kuwaitization to date. We, in the HR department, have applied a recruitment strategy focused on the development of Kuwaiti youth, utilizing partnerships with several education institutions, including MGRP, PAAET, Kuwait University and select private universities. Through a series of training and work opportunities, these partnerships have provided Kuwaiti youth with more experience, developing their skills and knowledge prior to entering the labor market. The bank would like to extend thanks to our partners for their commitment to the program, as well as their faith in us, as advisors and mentors to Kuwait’s younger generations. We look forward to continuing forward with our partnerships in our mission to unlock the potential of young Kuwaiti talent,”Hajjaj added.

Gulf Bank has a long-standing commitment to the Kuwaitization of the private sector, fostering an environment which appeals to Kuwaiti talent and allows them to unlock their full potential. Developing their talent, knowledge and skills in order to contribute to both the banking sector and Kuwait.

Courtesy  : Kuwait Times

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