MUSCAT: Continuing to provide young people with opportunities to succeed, National Bank of Oman (NBO) has welcomed its latest batch of 35 interns. Having completed their orientation session, which familiarised them with NBO’s values, operations and other key information, they are now ready to embark on their work experience.
The internship programme is designed to upskill Omani graduates and enhance their banking and financial experience, and will see them make their way through the bank’s different divisions and branches and, ultimately, equip them with the professional and social skills to confidently enter the job market. To date, NBO has welcomed 297 interns in 2022.
Aliya al Balushi, Assistant General Manager, Head of Talent and Performance Management at NBO, said, “Internships are extremely useful for young people to build on their education with real life experience. By guiding and supporting our interns, and helping them to identify and secure new roles and opportunities, we are building a solid base of talent and supporting the building of a competitive and knowledge-based economy as per Oman’s 2040 Vision.”
NBO’s long-standing commitment to Oman’s young people is demonstrated by a number of initiatives that it organises and supports, including its partnerships with the Ministry of Labour to offer a supplementary course for graduates of the National Leadership Development Programme, Etimad and Outward Bound Oman which will see 600 young people develop their skills.
Through these initiatives, NBO is empowering young Omanis to take their place as future business leaders and supporting the government’s ambitions for socio-economic development.