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Al Salam Bank Launches its Internship Program for Bahraini Graduates

November 9, 2022

Al Salam Bank recently kicked off its 6-month internship program for Bahraini graduates, which commenced on 2 October 2022. Following a series of interviews, tests and virtual assessments, 10 graduates will be selected to train in different departments within the Bank, gaining a hands-on opportunity to learn about the individual operations and various functionalities and processes at Al Salam Bank.

Trainees will attend a number of virtual training courses via LinkedIn and at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) to develop their skills and prepare them for a future in the banking industry. The program will encompass a range of industry-led topics, including, Islamic Banking, Information Security, and Anti-Money Laundering. The initiative seeks to support the directives of the Central Bank of Bahrain and the Bahrain Association of Banks, in an effort to realize the Financial Services Sector Development Strategy (2022-2026), as part of Bahrain’s Economic Recovery Plan.

Commenting on the occasion, Ms. Muna AlBalooshi, Head of Human Resources and Administration at Al Salam Bank, said, “We are pleased to launch an internship program that targets talented Bahraini graduates. The development of such a program aligns with our efforts to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, focused on providing a quality education, equal learning opportunities, supporting sustainable economic growth and creating a promising generation of knowledgeable, productive and competent workers.”

As part of the Bank’s Guiding Principle, ‘We Act with Empathy’, and its CSR platform, Al Salam Helping Hands, this initiative supports the Bank’s commitment to implement ESG practices into its operations. The program also falls under the following UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: (4) Quality Education, (5) Gender Equality, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, and (17) Partnerships for the Goals.