Mar 13 2010

al khaliji looks to recruit 'next generation' bankers at Qatar Career Fair

al khaliji looks to recruit 'next generation' bankers at Qatar Career Fair
>Al Kuwari: "harnessing local talent and Qatarization are integral parts of our long-term strategy"

>Career Fair sees launch of al khaliji Professional Development Program

> al khaliji extend graduate scholarship support into 2010

Doha, 13 March 2010: As the region's 'next generation bank', al khaliji is looking to increase the bank's recruitment of Qatar's new generation university and high school graduates at the 3rd Qatar Career Fair 2010 at the Doha Exhibition Center from 12 to 14 March.

Committed to recruit, train and retain talented graduates in all local communities in which it operates, al khaliji aims to meet both Qatar's human development vision and the bank's own human resource objectives at the 3-day Qatar Career Fair, jointly organized by Qatar Foundation , Qatar Petroleum, Qatar University and The Ministry of Labor.

"Through our Qatarization strategy, which is in line with the government's Qatariization strategy, al khaliji is keen to recruit fresh graduates into the workforce and offer them an opportunity to grow their careers with al khaliji ,"" says Head of Qatarization Mohamed Al Kuwari.

al khaliji has embarked on a number of initiatives to meet its ambitious nationalization targets. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, in 2009 the bank granted three-year scholarships to 15 high school graduates as part of its commitment to invest in local talent. In 2010 al khaliji will follow on its high school graduate initiative by supporting the first five graduates to achieve their higher learning dreams.

"At al khaliji harnessing local talent and Qatarization are integral parts of our medium-term strategy. This is demonstrated through the partnership between al khaliji and the Ministry of Labor, and the bank's new Professional Development Programme for recent Qatari graduates," added Al Kuwari.

Qatar Career Fair 2010 will also witness the launch of al khaliji Professional Development Program (PDP), an innovative 9-month program to recruit a group of 18 Qatari university and high school graduates and undergraduates seeking a career with Qatar's 'next generation bank'.

al khaliji PDP encourages male, female and disabled graduates to start their banking career with an intensive 9-month program designed to match the recruit to a career position within the bank.

Supported with a personal development plan and ongoing coaching, al khaliji PDP consists of a three-month training in banking essentials, critical business skills and understanding al khaliji , followed by a maximum six-month placement in a pre-determined area of the business to gain experience of the recruit's new role.

"al khaliji PDP is the first of its kind in the banking sector that will truly help Qatari talent achieve long-term job stability in the workplace, proper career planning and development opportunities. At the same time, al khaliji PDP supports the bank's long-term strategy of fostering an environment where people love to work," says al khaliji Recruitment Manager Khalefa Al-Mesalam.

Further information about al khaliji employment and recruitment opportunities can be found on the www.alkhaliji.com website.


about al khaliji
The pioneers of 'next generation' banking in the GCC, al khaliji offers a full range of conventional and Islamic banking products and services to retail, corporate and institutional customers in Qatar, the U.A.E. and France.

From our headquarters in Doha, al khaliji is Qatar's second largest retail bank by paid-up capital and a member of the Qatar Exchange 20 Index with approximately QR17.5 billion in total assets, QR9.2 billion in customer deposits.

al khaliji pipeline of talented local and international bankers from 40 countries deliver a bold, fresh approach to banking. This means understanding and responding swiftly to customer needs with extended opening hours, expanded branch & ATM networks and innovative banking products such as Fusion, the first 2-in-1 current and savings account in Qatar.

al khaliji 'next generation' banking means a bank where customers and unparalleled levels of service come first. While other banks choose to ignore values and focus on short term profit, al khaliji believe it's not just what, but also how, we do something that's important.

Visit www.alkhaliji.com and discover the latest 'next generation' banking news and product information.

Media Contact:
Abeer Al Kalla
Head of Public Relations & Communications
Tel: + 974 494 0646
Email: aalkalla@alkhaliji.com

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