IBQ announced today the start of its summer internship programme open to high school and undergraduate students in Qatar. Students will be enrolled across the different divisions of the bank and will be mentored in the different activities including retail, corporate, treasury, credit, corporate communications and HR.
IBQ' summer internship programme underlines the bank's commitment to the education of young people in the country by offering the opportunity for students to gain and master first-hand, real work experience in banking and finance.
IBQ has been successfully running the summer internship programme for 5 consecutive years in line with the bank's other education and training commitments including its home-grown Qatari Development Programme, further education scholarship funds in addition to a range of in-house training programmes in leadership and other business skills.
The 2009 season of IBQ's summer internship programme attracted over 40 eager students from across the nation who rotated the various departments of the bank.
Amal Al Sada, Head of HR at IBQ said: "As a leading institution in Qatar, IBQ is pro-actively focused on spearheading and spreading long-term educational and awareness programmes for the welfare of the community and with a particular interest in young people. At IBQ, we are determined to build tailor-made programmes that will fill an educational need and boost the well-being of the community through engagement with its members. Our yearly summer internship programme, together with other internally developed programmes, is an example of the plethora of efforts and initiatives led by the bank to harness the enthusiasm and educational aspirations of young people in Qatar."
"As a conscious corporate citizen, we have a vested interest in building a productive and a knowledge-based economy as we firmly believe that nurturing young talent is the cornerstone of success for our business and other corporate organizations. At IBQ, we aspire to be not only the Bank of Choice in Qatar but also an Employer of Choice."