International Bank of Qatar (ibq) is seeking to expand its workforce with talented nationals who will play a significant role in cementing the bank’s deep-rooted market knowledge. To that effect, ibq today announced its Golden Sponsorship of the upcoming annual Qatar Career Fair 2013 which will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre between April 1st and 6th.
The bank’s participation in the country’s largest recruitment platform firmly underlines ibq’s unrelenting commitment to supporting Qatar’s nationalization plans which aims to develop Qatar’s upcoming professional generations.
The ibq pavilion at the Qatar career fair will be operated by a team of ibq’s professionals whose responsibility will be to provide sound, real-life advice and recommendations to Qatari nationals looking to build bright careers in the banking and finance industry. The team will also discuss opportunities for professional growth within ibq with the career fair visitors and promote the Bank’s customized in-house learning and development programs.
Saleh Al Kuwari, Head of Human Resources at ibq said: "At ibq, we firmly believe that at the core of our success lies a highly trained and ambitious national workforce. This is our pledge to support the intent of our country and its leaders to build a pool of talented professionals and to create a wealth of career opportunities in both the private and the public sector. The recently announced recruitment and Qatarization policies which relate to privately-held organizations are a solid testament to this intent.”
“Our HR department at ibq has developed a set of home-grown career initiatives which seek to attract, recruit, motivate, develop and retain enthusiastic Qatari nationals looking to join us in our vision to become the leaders of the industry and primarily an employer of choice. Our participation at the Qatar Career Fair reflects the bank’s commitment to support the 2030 national vision and the 2011-2016 development strategy of the country, both of which aim at creating work opportunities and a productive, knowledge-based workforce.”
ibq has continuously been at the forefront of Qatarization initiatives in the country through its ongoing Qatari Development Programme which has been running for over five years and which has seen scores of academic scholarships granted to Qatari students. In 2012, ibq put together a tailor-made workshop, ITQAN, a leadership initiative which consolidated the importance the Bank places on providing training and development opportunities for Qatari nationals.
ibq invites all Qatari nationals to visit the Bank’s pavilion at the Qatar Career Fair this April for more information.