Published July 23rd, 2006 - 06:51 GMT

Eighty UAE nationals from high schools, colleges and universities embarred on a month or two-months summer training programme at HSBC. The students joined various departments at the Bank to gain experience at diffrent work roles during their summer vacation.

The programme, now in its 17th year, aims to give young people an insight into the work environment of the Bank and to encourage them to think about a career in banking.  Cadets received extensive training on the Bank’s operations, services and products. Their performance is closely monitored and guidance is provided throughout the programme. As a reward for their efforts, their performance will be evaluated and awards will be presented to the talented trainees at the end of the programme.

“We believe in the importance of training local talent for entrance into the workforce.
By providing practical training in a real-life environment, students are able to develop their skills, as well as gain practical experience in areas such as IT, marketing, accounting  and customer service,” said Juhaina Al Fardan, Graduate Recruitment Manager, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited.

The Summer Training Programme, an annual feature of HSBC’s Emiratisation drive, is conducted during the summer months of July and August. Other initiatives conducted by HSBC,  include the singing of  a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The National Human Resources Development (TANMIA) to recruit new young Emiratis this year, and to hold Open Days to provide young and experienced UAE nationals with the opportunity to learn about the Bank’s business, as well as a chance to meet managers and staff to consult on the opportunities available for a fulfilling career.
HSBC also participated in several career fairs, the most recent of which was Career UAE 2006 during which the Bank had received 848 hard copy applications and more online at  In addition, HSBC delivered the first career counseling and job opportunities presentation to Grade 11 and 12 students of Al Ittihad Private School (AIPS) in Dubai.

1. HSBC Bank Middle East Limited
HSBC is the largest and most widely represented international bank in the Middle East. HSBC Bank Middle East Limited has 33 branches throughout the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Autonomous Area, including an offshore banking unit in Bahrain. This extensive regional coverage is strengthened by another member of the HSBC Group HSBC Bank Egypt SAE, and by its associated companies, The Saudi British Bank and British Arab Commercial Bank Limited. In addition to its Middle Eastern network, the Bank has a representative office in Tehran, Iran.

2. HSBC Holdings plc
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited has been a principal member of the HSBC Group since 1959. Serving over 125 million customers worldwide, the HSBC Group has around 9,500 offices in 76 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With assets of US$1,502  billion at 31 December 2005, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. HSBC is marketed worldwide as ‘the world’s local bank’.


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