|11 February, 2020

Dubai Islamic Bank participates in the 22nd National Career Exhibition

The exhibition was inaugurated under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah

Dubai Islamic Bank participates in the 22nd National Career Exhibition

Dubai: Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the UAE’s largest Islamic Bank, participated at the 22nd National Career Exhibition in Sharjah, the annual fair which offers exciting job and training opportunities for Emirati youth. The exhibition was inaugurated under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

DIB places a significant focus in supporting the nation’s Emiratization agenda that has a goal to increase UAE nationals working in the public and private sector by a factor of ten. Under the leadership of the bank’s Board of Directors, DIB witnessed its Emiratisation ratio growing over the years to make up almost half its total employees, demonstrating 45 years of DIB commitment to Emiratization. DIB is always on track to meet Emiratisation target set by UAE Central Bank, as a strong believer of the fact that Emiratisation has had a positive impact on the bank’s growth and success, as well as the country’s overall social and economic development.

Commenting on the bank’s participation at the 22nd National Career Exhibition, Maryam Saeed Al Mehairi, Senior Manager of Recruitment at Dubai Islamic Bank said, “We are delighted to participate once again at the National Career Exhibition. Such platforms provide us a great opportunity to engage with talented Emirati candidates. As one of the leading banks in the UAE, we consider Human Capital as our strongest asset, and we are persistent on nurturing the next generation of talents to help drive the bank forward. Our Emiratization efforts are part of the UAE’s Emiratization drive, which is aimed at hiring national youth in the private sector, and we will continue to contribute to the professional development of training this pool of talents that we hire.”

DIB strives to drive, promote and enhance the UAE Nationals’ journey in the Bank through several Emiratization development programs; which mainly include HR initiatives such as the Masaar Program, Taalam Program, Emarati Program and High Potential Employee Program. Our seamless efforts reaffirm our commitment to the national strategy, thus attracting aspiring talent to nurture the new generation of UAE national banking professionals with customized training programs, thus enhancing their professional growth and fusion of their skills and capabilities.

In 2019, DIB has joined Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization (MOHRE) in its newly launched Government Accelerator program called “Graduate Trainee Program”, a customized training program aimed at developing graduates with pre-identified competencies in line with the job requirements in private sector entities. DIB was committed to the Graduate Trainee Program and hired 20 Emiratis under the program where they have undergone a specialized training program in partnership with EIBFS.

Supported by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Emirates Institute for Banking & Financial Studies, the National Career Exhibition has been held at the Expo Centre in Sharjah from 9 to 11 February 2020. The annual event is a significant part of the government’s agenda to amplify the number of UAE nationals employed in the private sector by 2021.

To know more about DIB’s training programs, please visit: https://www.dib.ae/work-with-us/emiratisation 

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About Dubai Islamic Bank:

Established in 1975, Dubai Islamic Bank is the largest Islamic bank in the UAE by assets and a public joint stock company listed on the Dubai Financial Market. Spearheading the evolution of the global Islamic finance industry, DIB is also the world’s first full service Islamic bank and the second largest Islamic bank in the world. With Group assets in excess of USD 75bln and market capitalization of nearly USD 11bln, the group operates with a workforce of more than 9000 employees and around 500 branches in its vast global network across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Serving over 3 million customers across the Group, DIB offers an increasing range of innovative Shariah compliant products and services to retail, corporate and institutional clients.

In addition to being the first and largest Islamic bank in the UAE, DIB has a significant international presence as a torchbearer in promoting Shari’ah-compliant financial services across a number of markets worldwide. The bank has established DIB Pakistan Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary which is the first Islamic bank in Pakistan to offer Priority & Platinum Banking, as well as the most extensive and innovative portfolio of Alternate Distribution Channels. The launch of Panin Dubai Syariah Bank in Indonesia early in 2017 marks DIB’s first foray in the Far East, the bank owns a nearly 40% stake in the Indonesian bank. Additionally, in May 2017, Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC was given the license by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to operate its subsidiary, DIB Kenya Ltd. DIB has been designated as D-SIB (Domestic Systemically Important Bank) in 2017 and was also recently upgraded by international agencies with regards to the bank’s credit rating indicating robust capital position, improving asset quality and strong profitability.

The Bank’s ultimate goal is to make Islamic finance the norm, rather than an alternative to conventional banking worldwide. DIB has won a range of accolades that are testament to these efforts across diversified areas, including retail, corporate and investment banking, as well as CSR and consultancy services. A clear indication of the bank’s leadership position in the Islamic finance sector, DIB has been named the Best Islamic Bank in the various prestigious ceremonies. Recognizing its outstanding performance amongst the world’s Islamic retail banks, the bank was recently named as the “Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the World” during the Islamic Retail Banking Awards 2018 and “Bank of the Year 2018 – UAE” by The Banker. Reflective of its leadership in the global Islamic finance industry, DIB has also been recognized with a number of accolades including Banker Middle East Awards, Dubai Service Excellence Scheme, Global Finance, The Banker and Islamic Finance News Awards.

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