Posted on February 25, 2019

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), participated at the 13th edition of Qatar University (QU) Career Fair, which was held last week at QU. The annual career fair is organized by QU Career Center as part of the University's efforts to enrich and diversify the experience of its students and graduates and connect them with the world of business.

QIB's participation in the annual QU career fair reflects its strategy of cooperation with the educational institutions in the country and attracting local talents to work in the Bank. The career fair provides an opportunity for the Bank's Human Capital team to meet with students and alumni for four days and introduce them to Islamic banking activities and the promising jobs the Bank offers. 

Commenting on the participation, Khalefa Al Mesalam, QIB’s Head of Human Capital Group, said: "QIB's long-term strategy focuses on investment in local human resources. For many years, the Bank has been attracting graduates and young Qatari talents for jobs in its various business units, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. QIB is committed to invest in local talents, and it has succeeded to achieve its goals over the past few years. The Bank managed to recruit a large number of Qataris, especially university graduates. We will continue to pursue this strategy and to develop the skills of our Qatari employees through constant training and professional development."

“By participating in such events, it creates an opportunity to introduce the Bank, banking activities, and professional advice to students, which serves the objectives of the banking sector and our goal of building a national workforce capable of leading the Bank's business today and in the future," he added. Al Mesalam noted that QIB has a special relationship with QU, with the Bank welcoming a group of students from the university's College of Business and Economics every summer for training and internships. Additionally, the bank sponsors a number of students which are currently studying in the university. “Recently, we have also started offering Qatar University students the opportunity to attend the program “How Money works?” which is delivered by QIB in partnership with INJAZ Qatar,” he concluded.

The “How Money works?” program is a five-hour training with interactive and engaging sessions, tailored specifically to educate secondary school and university freshmen students aged between 15 to 19 on managing their finances. The program explores ways to earn money and manage it prudently by budgeting, saving, and investing.