Posted on August 20, 2014

Commercial Bank, one of the leading full service banks in Qatar, is pleased to announce that 64 students have begun the “Young Bankers” Summer Internship Programme. The opportunity is exclusive to the children of Commercial Bank customers. The young trainees, aged between 13 to 18 years old, have the chance to experience the real life working environment of a Bank as well as the ability to earn their own salary for the course of the programme. 

The students are first trained in how Commercial Bank’s Digital Banking and ATM services operate, to ensure they have an in-depth and practical working knowledge of the Bank’s Mobile, Internet and self-service solutions. The students are then placed at one of the Commercial Bank’s branches and tasked with promoting the Bank’s alternative banking channels to customers, informing them of ways to conveniently bank without visiting a branch in person. Throughout the programme, the “Young Bankers” will learn new business and communication skills in a customer-facing environment, whilst under the assistance and guidance of professional Commercial Bank branch staff.  

Commercial Bank Chief Human Capital Officer, Ms. Sharoq Ibrahim Al Malki said: “This internship is yet another strong Commercial Bank initiative where our business objectives align with our Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) to create a meaningful and purposeful project that helps in the development of Qatari youth, who one day, may well be future business leaders. The ‘Young Bankers’ programme contributes towards the human pillar of the National Vision 2030.”

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Mrs. Reham Thawabi, Commercial Bank’s AGM, Head of Retail Branches added: “This opportunity enables students to gain relevant business knowledge and an insight into working life which will be invaluable in helping them shape their future careers. They have the chance to learn new skills and be involved first hand in meaningful duties. We have equipped them with state of the art technology devices such as iPads, that enable them to demonstrate with ease to our customers, how safe, reliable and convenient it is to do some of their day to day banking via the internet without even having to visit a branch.”

Parents of the trainees have commended the programme, adding comments about how it is helpful for their children to be ready for the future and how this training allows the students to value their earnings, understanding more about financial money management, because they worked hard for it themselves. Additional advantages gained include how their self-confidence has grown through dealing with adults as customers and colleagues, learning about business etiquette in the corporate world.