14 Sep 2015
MANAMA, BAHRAIN – 14 September 2015: Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, continued its commitment to nurture Bahraini undergraduates into future banking professionals when it hosted twenty-three undergraduate students from five Bahrain universities for a two month-long summer internship at the Bank.
Ithmaar Bank’s long-standing annual summer internship programme is hosted in line with the Bank’s commitment to helping develop the next generation of banking professionals. The Internship Programme offers trainees first-hand insight into the Bank’s organisational structure, as well as the key functional areas in an Islamic retail bank and an understanding of day-to-day operations. The Programme also outlines how to deal with daily challenges in real work-life situations.
Students participating in the Programme were placed in various departments at Ithmaar Bank, including Retail Banking, Banking Operations, Administration, Asset Management, Financial Institutions and Treasury, Compliance and Anti Money Laundering, Remedial and Collection, and Retail Support.
“Bahrain is a major financial hub in the Middle East, and Ithmaar Bank, as a regional Islamic banking pioneer, is proud to help develop these banking students into leaders of the future,” said Ithmaar Bank Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Abdul Rahim. “Our Internship Programme gives undergraduates the opportunity to explore and develop their potential, and we are proud to provide them with the right platform to apply theory and knowledge to an actual work situation and develop their academic, professional and personal skills,” he said.
“Participants in this year’s programme are from prestigious universities in the Kingdom of Bahrain and include the University of Bahrain, Ahlia University, AMA International University, the Applied Science University and Bahrain Polytechnic,” said Ithmaar Bank Head of Human Resources, Enas Rahimi. “The undergraduates demonstrated commitment to learning and work and were awarded a certificate on completion of the Internship Programme and a token cash gift,” she said.