Posted on April 10, 2011

IBQ announced its participation at the Qatar Career Fair 2011 which will open its doors from April 10 till 14 at the Qatar International Exhibition Centre. The IBQ team will be welcoming all visitors to offer adequate career guidance that fits their skills and talents, in addition to presenting them with prospective and exciting career opportunities.

IBQ aims at becoming the Employer of Choice in Qatar and has a long-standing track record in the development of programmes and activities underlying the bank's commitment to support the Qatarization initiatives of the country and the National Development Strategy 2011-2016. In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, the Qatar National Development Strategy envisages to diversify the economy and create more opportunities for Qatari youth.

IBQ human resource experts, who prioritize talent management and development, will offer first-hand information on how to craft and maintain a rewarding, interesting and successful career path.

George Nasra, Managing Director of IBQ said: "IBQ is a rapidly expanding working community. The Qatar Career Fair presents us with a great opportunity to meet promising talent for the future. We, at IBQ, work hard to be the Employer of Choice in Qatar and offer our existing team and newcomers a full-fledged professional development platform through our Qatari Development Programme. Our track record includes several acclaimed initiatives such as the unique Learn to Lead programme, summer internships, and annual student scholarships. This is part of our significant role as a key corporate citizen to support the welfare of the Qatari youth. We have several other Qatarization plans which we are currently working to implement that will help us build a healthy and well-balanced workplace, which is critical for our success at IBQ."

IBQ has made large strides in its effort to support and develop a highly-qualified local workforce. IBQ long-term career initiatives are part of the bank’s permanent Qatari Development Programme, which seeks to attract, recruit, train, develop and retain enthusiastic and ambitious young Qatari nationals. IBQ has also granted academic scholarships to groups of Qatari students in parallel to the permanent annual Qatari Development Programme which has been running at the bank for four consecutive years. IBQ has additionally demonstrated its commitment to knowledge-based initiatives through its innovative leadership programmes such as “Learn to Lead”.