National Bank of Oman Welcomes Interns
Reiterating its commitment to create opportunities for young Omanis, National Bank of Oman (NBO) is offering internships to students and job-seekers. Joining the bank’s various departments and branches, the students will support bank staff at various levels and gain valuable work experience. The initiative is run through NBO’s Academy of Excellence, which offers a range of training and development programs in line with the bank’s strategic goals to create and sustain a strong performance-based culture.
Musallam Kashoub, Head of Human Resources at NBO, said, “Developing Omani youth is an integral part of NBO’s forward-thinking strategy and our commitment to the community. We’re building a bank fit for the future and there’s no better place to start than with future employees. By guiding and supporting our interns and helping them to identify and secure new roles and opportunities, we are building a solid base of talent to drive our future growth. At the same time, the bank benefits from the fresh perspective the interns bring, and that suits our efforts to pioneer innovation in the banking industry.”
During their internship period, ranging from one to three months, the interns will build practical skills, workplace experience and greater knowledge of the banking industry. They will also gain valuable insights on what it is like to work in a fast-paced and modern work environment. To date this year, the bank has hosted a total of 157 interns, 50 per cent of whom have been in Muscat and 50 per cent in the interior provinces, with 74 per cent of places being provided to women.
“Education is important, but it is not a ticket that automatically provides a job. Internships are the perfect bridge between education and employment, helping students to get a working understanding of real-life employment, so that they are more competitive in the job market,” said Zahra Baqer Al Lawati, a former intern and student from Sultan Qaboos University. “My internship at NBO turned out to be really valuable, and through it I was able to understand the practical aspects of everything that I learned in the classroom.”
NBO is committed to supporting the economic and social development of Oman, investing in the community, and creating a nurturing work environment for its people. Through its in-house training arm, the Academy of Excellence, it has continuously invested in learning and knowledge transfer, helping employees and students develop their skills through a variety of initiatives. The Academy of Excellence offers a range of training and development courses, including professional certifications, online programs delivered through e-learning, one-on-one coaching as well as on-the-job training.
National Bank of Oman
Founded in 1973, National Bank of Oman was the country’s first local bank, forging a rich history with Oman’s local businesses and its economy at large. Today, it is one of the largest banks in Oman, with a paid up capital of OMR (Omani Rials) 110.8 million (US$ 288 million) and a regulatory capital of OMR 377.8 million (US$ 981 million)*.
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