DIB's Emarati programme graduates during the ceremony
Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) today announced the graduation of one hundred UAE nationals from the bank’s Emarati programme. The latest batch to complete the training programme was honoured during a ceremony attended by DIB’s CEO, Abdulla Al Hamli and senior DIB management.
Established in 2004, the Emarati programme is for UAE national graduates who have recently joined DIB. The six month programme begins with theoretical training at DIB’s Learning and Development Centre, followed by on the job training with close coaching and mentoring.
The Emarati programme is a key component of DIB’s long-term strategy to meet its ambitious Emiratisation target. The bank has already achieved 100 per cent Emiratisation at branch manager level and, across the organisation, Emiratisation stands at an impressive 46 per cent, an increase of 5 per cent over 2010.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Abdulla Al Hamli said: “On behalf of everyone at the bank, I congratulate the latest batch of outstanding individuals to graduate from the Emarati programme. DIB considers developing the talents and skills of UAE nationals to be of the utmost importance. Through programmes like this, DIB is proud to play a key role in developing the next generation of leaders in the UAE’s banking sector.”
Obaid Al Shamsi, Chief of Human Resources, DIB, said: "At DIB, we believe in recruiting the most suitable candidates and providing them with world class training. The Emarati programme offers both intensive training and expert mentoring, meaning employees graduate with the skills and experience needed to succeed in the Islamic banking industry. That is why today the Emarati programme ranks among the very best in terms of training and developing the national workforce.”