Abu Dhabi / Emirates Business
In line with its commitment to Emiratisation and developing the local talent pool, RAKBANK has initiated its new two-year Management Associate Programme, â€˜IRTIQAâ€™, which was revealed at the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Employment and Training exhibition that is being held from March 1-3. As part of the new initiative, fresh Emirati graduates will be part of an engaging and interactive learning programme that will define and shape their skills and prepare them for a successful banking career.
Once selected, â€˜IRTIQAâ€™ associates will undergo rigorous training across several functions at the Bank with a focus on the three main banking departments â€“ Retail, Credit, and Business Support. The associates will experience an accelerated learning opportunity ranging from operational background activities to the frontend business production. They will be rotated across the departments where a mentor will be designated to properly advise and guide the trainees on their career development journey throughout the program.
â€œThe main objective behind â€˜IRTIQAâ€™ is to enrich the careers of Emirati fresh graduates through professional hands-on experience in the Bank,â€ said Suhaila Al Jesmi, Head of Talent, Learning, and Emiratisation at RAKBANK. â€œWe are committed to including local talent in the Bankâ€™s management team and one way to do so is through a solid, fast-paced, and well-rounded management programme like â€˜IRTIQAâ€™.â€
RAKBANK is working alongside top colleges and universities in the UAE to scout for viable candidates for its Management Associate Programme. â€˜IRTIQAâ€™ complements the Bankâ€™s strategy to constantly invest in the career development and growth of UAE Nationals by increasing their knowledge and skills and preparing them for future positions where they can play influential roles in the UAE banking industry.