Alinma Bank recently celebrated the graduation of a number of staff trainees from the bank’s “Al Qawi Al Ameen” development program. This intensive training initiative targets recent college graduates from bachelor's and master's degree programs in various economic, financial and information technology disciplines. The program identifies promising candidates and then takes them through a course of study that covers best banking sector practices as well as rules, regulations and legislation related to the banking and finance sectors in the kingdom. Participants also receive training on analytical tools and managerial and practical skills that will assist them in their work at the bank as well as instruction on dealing with emerging changes and challenges in their respective areas of work.
Speaking about the program, Dr. Sulaiman AlHudaif, the Human Capital General Manager at Alinma, said that Al Qawi Al Ameen stood as proof of the bank’s support for and commitment to Saudization in the banking sector. He further noted that the program provided vital, work-world training that was directly applicable to employee work and functions, resulting in improved service of Alinma Bank partners (customers).
AlHudaif also added that the Al Qawi Al Ameen program functioned as part of the onboarding process for new bank staff and that other programs existed to address ongoing training and development needs of staff, such as the “Wa’ed” initiative that aims to identify and then cultivate promising leadership talent within the bank. AlHudaif emphasized that Alinma views human capital as the most important pillar of the bank and that through the development of staff, Alinma would achieve its vision “to be your preferred financial partner.”
It is worth mentioning that the Alinma Bank has a Saudization rate of 88% placing it amongst the top businesses in the kingdom in the hiring of qualified Saudis. The bank serves its retail and corporate partners through a network of 124 branches that have been uniquely designed to address partner needs. The bank’s services are also available around-the-clock via its comprehensive electronic channel offerings, which include Alinma Internet (www.alinma.com), Alinma Phone (8001208000), Alinma Mobile and the Alinma smartphone application. Alinma is an award-winning bank and has been the fastest growing bank in Saudi Arabia for the past three years.