Doha, 9 September 2019 – QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, will organize an Open Day on 14 September at the Sharq Village Resort from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event is aimed at attracting and recruiting Qatari talents.
The organization the Open Day is part of the Group's commitment to the development of national human resources and stresses its role in building the capacities of Qatari nationals towards building a sustainable knowledge-based economy in line with Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030.
It also aims to enhance QNB's position as one of the best job destinations in Qatar, which succeeded to attract and retain qualified staff in Qatar and across its international network, to achieve its vision of becoming a leading bank in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia (MEASEA) by 2020.
Mr. Abdulla Mubarak Al-Khalifa, Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of QNB, said:
“We attach a great importance to our employees as partners in our business success within the Group’s ongoing efforts to foster a culture of excellence and investment in training and continuous development programs."
“The Bank places Qatarization as a top priority in line with the national plan for the development of Qatar's workforce and the implementation of the Qatarization strategy, towards achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
This professional event will bring together Qatari high school and university graduates and experienced professionals, who will be introduced to various job opportunities available in the Bank’s various departments, as well as the banking and financial sector. It will also include career discussions to help graduates understand in the best way their future development options.
Participants will be also briefed on the specialized banking courses provided by QNB’s dedicated Learning & Development Center, as well the various scholarships offered by top universities in Qatar.
QNB's Qatarization program has achieved a local Qatari workforce of more than 50%, one of the highest in the Qatari banking sector. The percentage of Qataris in top management positions has exceeded 77%, with more than 82% in branch management. Women’s participation is above 40% in various positions across the Group's operations.
At least 63 Qatari students have benefited from QNB's scholarship program and more than 13 employees took part in the Ambassador& Envoy program, which aims to give high-potential Qatari employees exposure to the international banking environment so that they can develop best international practice leadership competencies and skills. All participants are seconded to QNB international branches for a period of 12-24 months.
The Bank also offers training and continuous development programs, including more than 300 specialized training courses during this year alone, with an average of 15 training hours at least per employee.
Qatari employees also benefit from specialized training programs tailored to meet their specific job needs, including the Supervisory Development Program, the Management Development Program (MDP), the Leadership Development Program (LDP), and the Personal Effectiveness Program (PEP), along with the Induction Programs for new joiners.
QNB is keen to organize this event as part of its CSR commitment to support national economic growth, which represents a main pillar of its overall strategy.
The Group also participates in many other events catering to the development of the national Qatari workforce, such as the Qatar Career Fair and other career fairs organized by Qatari educational institutions domestically, and embassies abroad.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 30,000 operating through 1,100 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,400 machines.