OAB Hosts Workshop and Interviews for Prospective IT Recruits

Muscat, July 28, 2019: Oman Arab Bank (OAB) recently hosted one of the largest recruitment events targeting the IT sector. Of the applicants, 100 shortlisted candidates attended the full-day workshop and structured face-to-face interviews organised by the Bank.

Commenting on the recruitment drive, Adil Al Rahbi, Head of Human Resources at OAB said, “At OAB, we have put innovation at the heart of everything we do, from our transformation into one of the most customer-centric banks, to our investment in technological advancements. We recognise that the greatest proponents for innovation are the youth and that is why we have invested in them, in an effort to inspire future leaders. There is incredible passion emerging from the Sultanate, and we believe that young, talented individuals such as these 100 shortlisted candidates can be nurtured to leadership positions, given the right environment and training.”

The recruitment event took place on July 21 at Fraser Suites Muscat. It was attended by the shortlisted candidates, together with members of the senior management and staff from OAB. The event included a full-day workshop called ‘Design Thinking’, which demonstrates the importance of the user experience when developing a service or product. Over the course of the workshop, structured face-to-face interviews were conducted by the Human Resource and IT Divisions of the Bank with each of the candidates. At the end of the day, candidates were presented with a certificate of completion, which will be a valuable addition to their CVs.

Al Rahbi added, “On behalf of the Bank, I would like to thank every person involved in making this event a success. Most importantly, I would like to express my gratitude to the shortlisted candidates. We were truly impressed with the calibre of attendees. It just goes to show the quality of people we have here in the Sultanate.”

Going forward, these shortlisted candidates will be assessed further based on their interview results and the top candidates will be notified in two weeks and be hired for placements within various teams in the IT Division of the Bank.

Oman Arab Bank is proud to have achieved the highest Omanisation percentage within the banking sector, nearing 96 per cent. It also has a rich and proud history as one of the first financial institutions to be established in the Sultanate. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices and 152 ATMs spread across Oman. OAB provides a complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate banking and investment clients.