Hassan Shaban, General Manager - Chief Government Banking Officer at NBO, said: “We take it upon ourselves to train the next generation of government leaders and we are constantly seeking new ways of offering enriching work experience opportunities to Omanis so we can support them to achieve their full potential. It gives participants a flavour of real-world banking practices and understand the business from the inside out.”
The OTJ course is part of NBO’s strategy to develop the skills and further empower career prospects of government employees, in addition to strengthening the partnership between the private and public sectors. By developing employee potential through such programs, NBO aims to inspire local talent through exposure to the bank’s everyday operations. Shaban explained, “At NBO, we are committed to creating a performance-based culture and nurturing environment amongst employees, and the OTJ program was designed to install similar values amongst participants.”
The OTJ training was organized by NBO’s Academy of Excellence and the Government Banking Division. Today, the Academy of Excellence continues to spearhead initiatives which include employment-based certification courses, employee development and skills-building, while strengthening NBO’s position as the “Bank of Choice”.
About National Bank of Oman:
NBO, the first local commercial bank in the Sultanate of Oman, was founded in 1973 and is today one of the leading banks in Oman. The Bank serves its customers in Oman through 60 Branches, more than 180 ATM/FFM/CCDMs as well as two Branches in U.A.E.
The Bank is committed to community improvement through its corporate citizenship programs and is an active supporter of a range of worthy causes in Oman, with emphasis on health and human services, civic, education, environment, youth, women, arts and culture.