Muscat, March 2016 – As part of its strategy to support the government’s Omanisation efforts, Oman Arab Bank (OAB) participated in the recently organized Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) Career & Training Opportunities Fair 2016, held under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Al Harrasi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and Television. OAB’s participation, represented by its Human Resources Division, emphasizes the Bank’s dedication to systematically recruit, develop and nurture Omani talent across all functions, departments and branches. The Bank’s Omanization strategy is not about employment only, but also includes various training and development programs that aim to equip recruits with the tools and skillsets for success to take up future leadership roles within the Bank. Oman Arab Bank currently boasts a 94% Omanization rate.

This year, OAB’s participation was marked by allocating a special corner of the pavilion for receiving applications of specific jobs in addition to distributing flyers that outline the Bank’s recruitment and training policies as well as guidelines to apply for available openings. The pavilion also included a visual presentation showcasing OAB’s many achievements since inception.

Commenting on this participation, Adil bin Ali Al Rahbi, [Head of Employee & Organizational Development/], said, “”OAB’s annual participation in this event reflects the Bank’s commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining Omani talent from various disciplines. It also presents a great opportunity for students and graduates to discover the various training and development programs available for different specialties.”

Al Rahbi added, “We are committed towards a strategic Omanization by attracting Omanis and honing their capabilities through specialized scholarship opportunities, digital and on-the-job training courses, professional certification programs as well as leadership training for future senior roles at OAB.”.

Every year, the Bank welcomes a number of students and graduates to the OAB Family from across the Sultanate’s colleges and universities. The Bank also offers its existing employees training and development in addition to scholarships with the College of Banking and Financial Studies to learn about the industry’s latest trends and ensure their full capability to deliver a second to none banking experience. As part of its internal initiatives, the Bank also recently launched “Mukafaati”, an incentive program that revolves around rewarding staff for their achievements and aims to create a positive working environment and promote teamwork and constructive communication between management and the employee.