In pursuing its corporate social responsibility program, and with a firm belief that Kuwait’s Youth are the backbone to support a transition of Kuwait towards a more diversified beyond oil economy, Gulf Bank is welcoming its third batch of eager young adults that will be undergoing a 5 week Internship Program via ‘Lothan Youth Achievement Center’ (LOYAC) which specializes in preparing youth in Kuwait to assume leadership roles in their future careers. Gulf Bank has set as a key priority, training and preparing the Youth of Kuwait to enter the private sector workforce armed with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in a dynamic competitive environment as part of its commitment to the community in which it operates.
Gulf Bank’s Internship Program is a hands-on experience whereby Interns begin with a two-day induction program held at the Bank’s Training Center ‘Durrat Alkhaleej’ – located in its Zahra Branch. The Induction program is focused on the principals of banking and the banking system in Kuwait. After the two day period, the Interns are then assigned to either a branch, or a department within the Bank exposing them to the day-to-day business, as well as shedding an insight into a possible future career in banking in Kuwait.
Mr. Vikram Issar, General Manager of Consumer Banking at Gulf Bank reiterated Gulf Bank’s vision of its role in support of the Youth in Kuwait by saying; “Gulf Bank is committed to being an active player in supporting Kuwait’s youth, therefore, we are keen to welcome the latest Intern batch through LOYAC.” Further adding that; “By encouraging our youth to be involved in gaining hands- on experience, we are preparing and equipping them with the skill sets necessary for success in their future careers. Therefore, it is our hope that by immersing the interns in our various Branches and Departments they will learn key skills; team-work, commitment, punctuality, initiatives, amongst other skills that they will come to benefit from through this opportunity.”
The third batch of Interns follow in the footsteps of the initial 2014 Gulf Bank summer Interns that were trained as part of an initiative in collaboration with Kuwait’s Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST).