OAB Participates in SQU Career Fair 2019

Oman Arab Bank excites SQU students about a potential career in banking by offering guidance, advice and a variety of internship and graduate trainee opportunities

Muscat, March 6, 2019: Oman Arab Bank (OAB) recently participated in the Career and Training Opportunities Fair at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) this week. The fair opened under the auspices of Sayyid Saud bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, at the SQU cultural centre. Hosted by the Centre for Career Guidance at SQU, 55 institutions took part in this year’s fair.

In an effort to nurture Omani talent with workplace skills and experience before they graduate, OAB set up a booth at the fair, which was held from March 4 to 6. Human Resources representatives from OAB shared insight on career development opportunities and training programmes at OAB that are aimed at students.

Adil Al Rahbi, Head of the Human Resources Division at OAB, remarked, “Developing young Omanis – the future leaders of tomorrow – is one of the core mandates at OAB. Our participation at SQU Career Fair 2019 aims to showcase the variety of career paths available to the youth, as well as our commitment to shaping the careers of our potential employees from their very first interaction with OAB. Our intention is to enable students to garner enough practical skills before they graduate, and to assist in their transition into employment, while appealing to their  curiosity and desire to be active members of the workforce.”

“Our booth at the careers fair was aimed at encouraging students to ask questions and learn about the banking sector and the stepping stones required to develop their careers beyond job applications. OAB has developed a number of key initiatives catered towards enhancing practical skills and talent development, such as The Innovation Hub by OAB, Leadership Enhancement and Development Programme (LEAD), and the graduate training programme,” Al Rahbi said.

OAB recently held the first edition of the Innovation Hub, which saw a team of students create a prototype showcasing an innovative banking solution within 24-hours. This year’s Innovation Hub included more than 150 students taking part in the Students Challenge, where prototypes were developed under the themes of ‘banking for millennials’, ‘superior customer experience’, ‘digital economy and payments’, as well as an additional open category.

OAB continues to host several other training initiatives to assist students preparing for numerous career trajectories in banking; such as the graduate training programme at the OAB training centre every year.

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 150 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.