Bank Windhoek’s Executive Officer of Human Resources (HR) Elize Fahl said this during the launch of Bank Windhoek’s 2013 Candidate Bankers Training (CBT) programme in the capital on Tuesday.
Eleven candidates started the six-month training course in the capital on Monday.
“This programme is aimed at training prospective bankers, and lays a strong foundation for future bankers at Bank Windhoek,” Fahl stated.
She added that the programme plays an active role in providing job opportunities for previously disadvantaged groups within the banking industry.
Fahl encouraged candidates to work hard as they have the potential to become full-time employees based on their performance and successful completion of the programme.
She stressed that the bank has been providing this training for free, however, students are expected to obtain an average of 80 per cent in the assessments throughout the programme in order to be awarded diplomas.
“The curriculum of the Banking School is continuously evaluated and updated to ensure that it remains relevant to today’s financial services industry, ensuring that the needs and expectations of our clients, who will one day be served by these students, are met,” Fahl noted.
She said during the training, students will be challenged to come up with creative concepts and ideas around the bank’s product development and innovative suggestions towards service delivery.
“We are confident in your ability to rise to the occasion and look forward to your contributions,” she stated.
The programme started in 1996 and over 500 candidates have graduated from it so far.