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ABK Kicks Off Participation in Career Fairs

27 March 2022

ABK Kicks Off Participation in Career Fairs
Afrah Al Arbash,
Acting General Manager of Human Resources at ABK

As part of its ongoing commitment to support young talent in Kuwait and assist them in navigating their careers, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) recently participated in the career fairs organised by Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST) and Kuwait Technical College (KTECH).

The career fairs took place in mid-March and were held on the respective university’s campuses. Representatives from the Human Resources Division were present at the ABK booths to provide industry insights and share tips on how to succeed in the banking industry. With numerous students attending the career fair, ABK’s team introduced them to the nature of working at a bank and showcased examples of how to embark on a professional career at ABK.

ABK representatives also discussed job opportunities and conducted on the spot interviews with applicants. Additionally, ABK conducted a skills development workshop which focused on helping students create their CVs, as well as offering tips for succeeding in job interviews. As part of its Simplified Banking direction, prospective employees could scan QR codes to see available opportunities and apply directly online.

In order to attract top talent, ABK provides employees with competitive packages, a clear potential career path with fast progression, and tailored development plans. At the KTECH career fair, ABK highlighted the opportunities for fresh graduates in the Bank’s Information Technology academy and Retail Academy. Furthermore, ABK elaborated on ongoing internal initiatives that successfully managed diversity, nationalisation, training and development, and ensuring equal opportunity for all.

ABK also highlighted the ‘Diraya’ campaign at its booth, with the aim of building awareness of financial and banking transactions. The ‘Diraya’ campaign was initiated by the Central Bank of Kuwait and the Kuwait Banking Association to highlight customer rights and banking awareness when dealing with Bank.

Ms. Afrah Al Arbash, Acting General Manager for Human Resources said, “At ABK, we strongly believe in supporting Kuwait’s cadres. Participating in career fairs such as GUST and KTECH provides us with a platform to interact with Kuwaiti youth and lay the foundation for engaging with the best talents in the country. We enjoy meeting with aspiring Kuwaiti youth at the career fairs and extending opportunities that significantly contribute to their career development. Nurturing and developing the skills of our workforce at the bank is a crucial element in our business strategy and is in line with Kuwait Vision 2035 “New Kuwait”, therefore will continue to participate in such events as part of our ongoing efforts to champion youth and provide them with the necessary training and skills to achieve their career goals, particularly within the banking sector.”

Commenting on ABK’s training and development program, Ms. Afrah Al Arbash added, “The Bank remains unwavering in its commitment to creating a workforce capable of meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow. The shift from physical classroom training to shorter virtual equivalents and online resources resulted in cumulative 50,000 hours for ABK staff.”