Doha, 7 January 2016 – QNB, “The Leading Financial Institution in the Middle East and North Africa”, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development to train 100 Qatari students across the Bank’s divisions.
Under the terms of this MoU, QNB Group’s Learning and Development Department will collaborate with Bedaya by training up to 100 students per year in different divisions of the Bank, where they will learn and develop working skills required in the Bank’s various departments. QNB’s employees will share their success stories, offering exciting incentive and inspiration to these youth.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Ms. Nada Al Ansari, Executive Manager – Centres of Excellence, said: “Bedaya Centre is one of our major partners in the private sector, and we are pleased to have this fruitful partnership which comes in the interest of Qatari youth as well as the two sides, as it will train national cadres and allow us to benefit from the skills of the experienced ones in order to develop and motivate an entire generation.”
For her part, Mrs. Reem Al Suwaidi, General Manager – Bedaya Centre, said: “We, at Bedaya Centre, are aspiring to invest in this new cooperation relationship with QNB in its efforts to develop young people in all fields, by training 100 students and graduates in various divisions of the Bank, and helping them identify the job market’s requirements.”
She added: “We will also participate in training graduates on the banking business skills as part of this graduate training program, and we will choose the best elements to join QNB Group.” Mrs. Al Suwaidi also pointed out that the MoU has all the requirements of a fruitful partnership in terms of stimulating professional development in the financial sector.
The training, which targets both fresh graduates and current students, will also engage the trainees in programs dedicated to new recruits.
QNB is always keen on supporting Qatari youth, who are a crucial part of the Group’s robust CSR strategy, helping them develop their skills and assisting them in making the right career decisions on their professional journey.
Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development, one of QNB’s major partners from the private sector, is a non-profit organization established as a joint venture between Qatar Development Bank and Silatech Qatar that provides career assistance services to youth in Qatar. The Centre has a mission to place Qatar’s youth potential into suitable careers and transform their ideas into sustainable businesses.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 27 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 15,000 operating through more than 635 locations, with an ATM network of more than 1,350 machines.