Qatar Central Bank Governor and Deputy Governor inaugurate the Bank’s stand on Day One
Doha Bank is participating in the 6th annual Qatar career Fair which is being held at the iconic Qatar Convention Center from 1-6 April 2013. The Bank is participating in the Career Fair to support Qatari students and graduates in building successful careers in the financial services sector.
Doha Bank’s Stand was inaugurated on the first day of the Career Fair by H.E. Sh. Abdullah Saoud Al-Thani, Governor of the Qatar Central Bank (QCB), H.E. Sh. Fahad Faisal Al-Thani, Deputy Governor of the QCB, and Doha Bank Managing Director, H.E. Sh. Abdul Rehman Bin Mohammad Bin Jabor Al Thani.
The QCB Governor praised Doha Bank for increasing opportunities for Qatari students and graduates and the extended training that the Bank provides to its employees which positively enhances the State of Qatar’s skills base and the professional aptitude of the country’s national work force. The Deputy Governor also congratulated Doha Bank on continuing to support youth development in the country.
Doha Bank’s Managing Director thanked Their Excellencies the QCB Governor and Deputy Governor for visiting the stand and for the continuing encouragement offered to Doha Bank across its human development programmes and other initiatives throughout the year.
H.E. Sh. Abdul Rehman Bin Mohammad Bin Jabor Al Thani said on the occasion: “Doha Bank strives to be a responsible corporate citizen of Qatar and one of the key strategic objectives of the Bank is to nurture talent and seek new additions to the Bank’s staff who will augment our core strength as a leading financial institution in the country that works to be a first-mover and leader in many segments of the financial sector. It is also essential to Doha Bank’s on-going development and growth in Qatar and internationally that we secure the support and loyalty of young, enthusiastic and passionate individuals who can help build the brand even further.
Doha Bank’s MD said: “Doha Bank already has more than 24% Qatari employees and is seeking to increase this ratio by hiring talented individuals and helping them develop the skills required to play an active role in Qatar’s financial services sector. During the Career Fair, Doha Bank is welcoming Qatari students and graduates to its stand to meet representatives of the Bank’s Human Resources department and apply for a number of opportunities across various departments.”
Mr. Abdul Rahman Ali Al Mohammed, Head of Human Resources at Doha Bank adds: “Doha Bank is an active supporter of Qatari students and the youth. The Bank has a very active scholarship programme and as of 2013 is sponsoring 59 students in universities in and outside Qatar. The Bank also has in place a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Labour and the College of the North Atlantic Qatar to support the training of at least 10 Qatari Banking students this year at the College, following which the Bank will provide work opportunities for these students and help them build their careers.
“Doha Bank offers graduates numerous programmes aimed at attracting young talent and developing them into the leaders of tomorrow. The Banking Trainee Programme for example grooms graduates to take on daily responsibilities, inclusive of executive mentorship and active experience in the Bank’s various operational units. This includes classroom training, on the job training and e-learning opportunities which are offered by the Bank’s Human Resources department,” added the Head of HR at Doha Bank.
Doha Bank also has opportunities in the pipeline for high school students that are continuing their education. The Qatari Scholarship Program encourages Qatari students to pursue their higher education in Banking and Business Management/Administration, sponsored by Doha Bank. The Duration of the Scholarship is a maximum of 4-5 years for university studies and 2-3 years for diplomas. Majors accepted for the scholarship programme include Information technology, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance & Banking, as well as law, marketing and human resources many other fields related to core functions associated with banking are also considered.