Muscat, March 11th, 2018: Oman Arab Bank (OAB) recently participated in the Career and Training Opportunities Fair, which was held from March 5 to 7, at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). The fair, organised by the Centre of Career Guidance (CCG), saw the participation of 68 government and private enterprises, offering around 279 job and 199 training opportunities for SQU undergraduates.
OAB had set up a booth at the venue, showcasing the Bank’s human resource development plans. It attracted a large number of SQU students wanting to know more about the various career opportunities available for talented young Omani undergraduates.
Commenting on this participation, Adil Al Rahbi, Head of the Human Resources Division at OAB said, “The Career and Training Opportunities Fair, which is organised by SQU every year, is one of the most successful fairs of its kind in the Sultanate. It provides participants, from both the private and government sectors, with the chance to personally meet with students and present their employment and training programmes. OAB has been a keen participant in the fair and introduces career opportunities that are available to the students, annually. We are very pleased to have been able to interact with the students, and have our representatives address all their queries regarding the banking sector.”
The opening ceremony was held last Monday at the SQU Grand Hall, under the auspices of HE Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health. Also in attendance were several government officials and representatives from the private sector.
Visitors at the fair highly commended OAB’s policies, which were focused on attracting fresh graduates to join the team alongside providing them with opportunities to grow as future leaders in Oman’s banking sector. Visitors also acknowledged the Bank’s immense efforts to train its employees.
“At OAB we strive to develop training programs that are not only beneficial for our Omani employees, but also prepare them for leadership positions within the Bank. Through this approach, we have made our way to the forefront of the Banking sector in the country, with regard to Omanisation. This is primarily due to the majority of the executive positions within the Bank being held by Omanis. In fact we also give priority for the development of skillsets and increasing knowledge within our workforce, which are in compliance with the vision and objectives of the Board,” Al Rahbi added.
OAB had also launched a noteworthy talent development program in 2016 entitled ‘Leadership Enhancement and Development’ (LEAD), which aimed at developing the skills of potential Omani talents within the Bank. Additionally, it also enlightened them on the tools that are required to ascend the career ladder. The programme focused on qualifying Oman’s youth to take advantage of the banking sector and pave the way for further progress in the Sultanate.
Oman Arab Bank is one of the first banks to be established in Oman, with a rich and proud history. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices and 148 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.