National Bank of Oman (NBO
) organised a first-of-a-kind training course for selected government sector employees in collaboration with the bank’s key overseas partners. The week long On-the-Job (OTJ) training which took place oversees focused on general finance and various aspects of the banking sector, and was specifically designed to give participants an insider’s view of NBO’s dynamic operations.
Hassan Shaban, General Manager, Chief Government Banking Officer at NBO, said: “We take it upon ourselves to train the next generation of government leaders and we are constantly seeking new ways of offering enriching work experience opportunities to Omanis so we can support them to achieve their full potential. It gives participants a flavour of real-world banking practices and understand the business from the inside out.”
The OTJ course is part of NBO’s strategy to develop the skills and further empower career prospects of government employees, in addition to strengthening the partnership between the private and public sectors. By developing employee potential through such programmes, NBO aims to inspire local talent through exposure to the bank’s everyday operations.
Shaban explained, “At NBO, we are committed to creating a performance-based culture and nurturing environment amongst employees, and the OTJ program was designed to install similar values amongst participants.”
The OTJ training was organised by NBO’s Academy of Excellence and the Government Banking Division. Today, the Academy of Excellence continues to spearhead initiatives which include employment-based certification courses, employee development and skills-building, while strengthening NBO’s position as the “Bank of Choice”.
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