Dubai-UAE: XX September, 2019 – Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, has announced its support of Emirates NBD’s Careers Network initiative for People of Determination by hosting the programme’s quarterly recruitment ‘Meet Upat EIBFS’ Dubai campus on September 18, 2019.
Emirates NBD’s The Careers Network is part of the bank’s flagship #TogetherLimitless advocacy platform for persons with disabilities. The Careers Network connects work-ready individuals with disabilities to employers interested in promoting inclusion within their workforces. In collaboration with its strategic partners, the Community Development Authority, Manzil, and Sustainable Square, The Careers Network enlists work-ready individuals from pre-existing work-training programs from centers, organisations, and schools, and aids them in taking on long-term employment positions with the programme’s corporate partners in the public and private sector. The programme assists partners in the private sector with the selection, hiring and training of potential employees, in addition to shadowing candidates in the first months of their employment to ensure complete workplace integration and on-boarding. Quarterly recruitment ‘Meet Ups’ as well as workplace inclusion workshops, candidate assessments, selection and job coaching are offered free of cost to UAE companies by The Careers Network.
Held in collaboration with EIBFS, the Q3 2019 Careers Network Meet Up drew participation from over xx establishments and XX job seekers. Representatives of the participating organisations helped the job seekers understand the job descriptions of the available roles and functions, provide an in-depth knowledge of the company and the requisite skill sets for the positions. The initiative also paved the way for organisations to network with potential employees and the available talent pool.
Speaking about the Careers Network, Mr. Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager at EIBFS, said, “We are proud to support Emirates NBD’s Careers Network initiative at our Dubai campus. The initiative helps people of determination learn about career opportunities across sectors. The strong participation of different organisations from the government and private sector is testimony to their commitment to this cause. The leadership of the UAE has always supported all sections of the society and people of determination are high on the priority list.
“At EIBFS, it has been one of our key visions to include all sections of the society in our trainings. We understand the requirements and support people of determination need, and we strive to pave their way towards inclusion. Every organisation must be open to building a more diverse working place. We are committed to support such initiatives in the future,” he added.
“Emirates NBD welcomes EIBFS’ support as we continue to strengthen our efforts to offer people of determination (people with disabilities) across the UAE the opportunity to participate in the workforce through the Careers Network,” said Husam Al Sayed, Group Chief Human Resource Officer. “Since its launch in November 2016, The Careers Network has successfully placed 68 people with disabilities in jobs, with 14 individuals placed this year alone. We look forward to increased support from the UAE community, as well as the country’s public and private sector to further our initiatives towards workplace inclusion.”
As a training institute EIBFS believes in bringing employment diversity across the finance and banking sector. Earlier in the year, EIBFS conducted a workshop for students with hearing disabilities on ‘Secrets of Success & Motivation’ which was organised in collaboration with the Sharjah City of Humanitarian Services (SCHS) as part of EIBFS’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
EIBFS has been actively involved in empowering all sections of the society. The institute firmly believes in humanitarian causes and has conducted various workshops for determined students over the years.
EIBFS has been at the forefront of advanced financial education and capacity-building and has strived to raise awareness on the need for ‘equal opportunities’ among the UAE community through such efforts.