KUWAIT: National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) celebrated the graduation of NBK wave 23 program for newly hired employees who have successfully met the admission criteria for this intensive Academy Program that is especially designed for young Kuwaiti university graduates. The program activities were completed through blended learning, in line with the measures taken to fight coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep trainees safe.

The Academy’s training program, that included 19 trainees, covered various areas of the banking industry such as banking principles, risk management, financial accounting, marketing, negotiation, consumer and commercial lending. Moreover, the participants went through training related to creativity and innovation, design thinking and data analysis. Indeed, the program focused on acquainting trainees with work principles and ethics, NBK core values, as well as intensive behavioral skills courses.

It is worth noting that the Academy program content undergoes continuous reviews and additions in order to keep it up to date with the latest international researches and studies related to the banking sector. The NBK Academy Program, that was launched 12 years ago, has been supporting NBK’s strategy to employ, train and develop the professional skills of newly graduated Kuwaiti talents, in addition to attracting them to work in the financial services industry.

The Academy reflects NBK’s vision to support sustainable human capital development as one of its top strategic priorities and a shared responsibility between the various governmental institutions and the private sector. The NBK Academy was inaugurated in 2008 with the aim to pave the way for new Kuwaiti graduates to join the banking services sector. The Academy provides graduates with the best training programs developed in cooperation with leading international institutions to meet the demands of the labor market.