KUWAIT: As part of its continuous efforts to empower local youth, and in order to consolidate its role as the most preferred employer in the Kuwaiti financial sector, Gulf Bank participated in the “kTech” Career Fair, which was organized by Kuwait Technical College (KTech), under the slogan “With You Throughout” from March 15-16. As part of their participation in the career fair, Gulf Bank representatives shed light on the nature of the workplace at the Bank and provided a detailed explanation of the work mechanisms and job opportunities available for recent graduates. In addition, Gulf Bank representatives also conducted personal interviews for the applicants.
Gulf Bank’s pavilion at the career fair attracted a large number of male and female students who were interested in getting more information about Gulf Bank’s various departments and work culture, encouraged by the positive reputation that Gulf Bank boasts as one of the most prominent employers of young talent in the local financial sector.
In keeping with its continuous support for sustainability programs, Gulf Bank also took advantage of an opportunity to educate young people about the importance of environmental awareness. During the course of the career fair, Gulf Bank interviewed applicants through a paper-free, digital application at its pavilion, which was designed entirely out of recycled materials. In addition, the Bank distributed goodie bags filled with plantable papers to its visitors.
Gulf Bank’s General Manager of Human Resources, Salma Al-Hajjaj, said: “Gulf Bank’s participation in the Kuwait Technical College (KTech) fair is part of our ongoing efforts to support young Kuwaiti talent, and nothing makes us prouder than to take part in initiatives that are designed to enhance the skills and expertise of local youth.”
Al-Hajjaj pointed out that the Bank’s latest sponsorship of the “KTech” Career Fair falls in line with the Bank’s ongoing efforts to consolidate its position as the leading Kuwaiti Bank of the Future, and falls within the Bank’s strategy for the year 2025. Gulf Bank is keen to attract young talents across various fields, as local youth are the generation that is capable of keeping pace with the latest innovations and the rapid digital development in the banking sector both locally and globally.
Al-Hajjaj affirmed the Bank’s keenness to support the national development plan, “New Kuwait 2035” Vision, which targets employment in the private sector and the development of Kuwaiti youth. In keeping with the national development plan, Gulf Bank has been witnessing increasing growth rates in national employment in recent years.
Al-Hajjaj added, “We are proud that Gulf Bank is one of the leading banks that invests generously in human capital to enhance the competencies of its employees. Gulf Bank’s employees are at the heart of its strategic goals, and the Bank firmly believes in providing its people with the necessary expertise and skill sets to keep pace with the major banking developments in the global banking industry.” She stated that the training and development of employees is a cornerstone in the Bank’s initiatives to implement economic sustainability. By enhancing recruitment and development of Kuwaiti talent, Gulf Bank hopes to encourage local talent to take on future leadership roles in the private sector.
Gulf Bank’s vision is to be the leading Kuwaiti Bank of the Future. The Bank is constantly engaging and empowering its employees as part of an inclusive and diversified workplace in recognition of every employee’s role in delivering customer excellence and serving the community at large. With its extensive network of branches and innovative digital services, Gulf Bank is able to give its customers the choice of how and where to conduct their banking transactions, all while ensuring a simple and seamless banking experience.
Gulf Bank is committed to maintaining a robust sustainability program at the community, economic, and environmental levels through sustainability initiatives that are strategically selected to benefit both the country and the Bank. Gulf Bank supports Kuwait Vision 2035 “New Kuwait” and works with the different relevant parties to achieve it.