100 UAE National Students Successfully Completed ADIB’s Summer Internship Program
Tirad Mahmoud, CEO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a top-tier Islamic financial services group, announced the graduation for the first-ever batch of the summer internships program. 100 UAE national students were interns at ADIB for the month of July this year and were assigned their roles at ADIB offices across the UAE. They were also introduced to the comprehensive suite of Islamic banking products and services at ADIB.
Students between 16 and 21 years old were chosen for hands-on exposure to work life while still at school. The internship program also aimed to help students utilize their free time during the summer vacation and turn it into something useful for themselves and their community.”
Commenting at the closing ceremony of the internship program and presenting certificates of achievement, Waheeb Al-Khazraji, ADIB's Head of HR said: “The reason that ADIB embarked on this year program was primarily to act on our responsibility towards our community by training UAE nationals. In addition, we feel that it is our responsibility to spread Islamic banking knowledge among our future leaders. This hands-on, first-person experience cannot be replicated in classroom learning. Besides the basics of banking, this program has provided them with a feel of the corporate world and we hope it will influence them to choose a career in banking.”
“We aim to host this program annually which comes as a confirmation of ADIB’s commitment to develop the skills of UAE talents and maximize their potential to contribute effectively to the development of their country,” he added
According to Ali Al-Neyadi, a successful summer intern at ADIB, “I am grateful to ADIB for providing me a chance to glimpse what it is like to work in the corporate world. I have utilized my summer vacation in a productive and educational manner rather than whiling it away as a free time. I have a better perspective on the work within a formal organization and appreciate the efforts and discipline of our elders who are disciplined about their work.”
Another intern, Amna Al-Naqbi, added, “I would like to thank ADIB for this wonderful opportunity that they offered me. It is a welcome initiative on their part that has helped me better understand the mechanics of Islamic banking and to do something useful for my future work life and for the benefit of my community. I hope many more students benefit from it.”
ADIB’s summer internship program was open to UAE national students between 16 and 21 years of age who are high school or under-graduate students. Preference was given to secondary school students.