25 May 2016
MANAMA, BAHRAIN – 25 May 2016 – Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, hosted seventeen students from Hidd Secondary Girls School as well as four students from Muharraq Secondary Boys School and provided them insight into the typical work environment within the financial sector.
“This is part of the Bank’s responsibilities to prepare future generation,” said Ithmaar Bank Head of Human Resources, Enas Mohammed Rahimi. “The Bank is proud to be associated with Injaz for more than ten years as part of its corporate social responsibility,” she said.
The visit, part of the Bank’s support for the Injaz Bahrain programme for school students, was organised by the Ithmaar Bank Human Resources Department in cooperation with Injaz officials. The students visited Ithmaar Bank’s headquarters in Seef where Zahra Al Basara, an Officer from the Sales Unit of the Business Development Department, gave them a brief about how branches work and how they serve customers.
Hala Abdulla Al Saqaabi, an Associate from the Human Resources Department, also gave the students a brief about the Bank and its departments. She also delivered a presentation with advice on how to build a professional resume, how to apply for a job, and how to act before, during and after a job interview.
“Bahrain is a major financial hub in the Middle East and Ithmaar Bank, as a regional Islamic banking pioneer, is proud to help encourage high school students to study Islamic banking,” said Ithmaar Bank Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Abdul Rahim. “These visits allow Ithmaar Bank to show Injaz students how banks operate and what type of job opportunities exist. This, in turn, helps to ensure the continuing growth of skilled talent required for the financial sector,” he said.
“These visits help the students make decisions about their future, and what they want to study,” said Rahimi. “Therefore, we gave the students a brief about work in the financial sector and we introduced them to various departments in the Bank,” she said.
25 May 2016