KUWAIT: As part of its fully integrated community program, which features a series of initiatives directed towards empowering ambitious Kuwaiti youth and attracting fresh graduates to qualify them to work in the banking sector, Kuwait International Bank (KIB) recently announced its sponsorship of the career fair hosted by the American University of the Middle East (AUM). As part of its participation, KIB set up a booth to receive university students and other visitors, including those who are about to graduate, to give them the opportunity to present their CVs and conduct job interviews with representatives of KIB’s Human Resources Department.
Organized by AUM at its main campus over the course of three days, from May 10th to 12th 2022, the fair sought to facilitate channels of communication and engagement between business owners and Kuwaiti graduates looking for suitable job opportunities. In this context, KIB was keen to be present at this event, which constitutes a great opportunity to attract young Kuwaiti talents s to join the financial and banking sector. The event also provided an opportunity for both students and visitors to learn about the national banking awareness campaign, “Let’s Be Aware”, which the Bank sought to highlight at its booth and through the efforts of its employees.
Within this context, Assistant General Manager of the Human Resources Department at KIB, Hadi Hadi, said: “Our sponsorship of this event and other career fairs taking place across Kuwait comes in the first place to continue to deliver on our commitment to support the youth segment and aspiring Kuwaiti talents. These events allow these soon-to-be-professionals with the opportunity to explore the labor market before they event graduate, increasing their ability to find the right job opportunities that will furnish them with long and fulfilling careers that are best suited to their talents, interests and passions.”
Hadi also affirmed KIB’s dedicated effort to actively participate in all job and career fairs, striving to maintain an ongoing platform that raises awareness and understanding of the banking sector. Through these participations, the Bank is able to introduce people to the nature of work in the banking sector, and to support those interested in pursuing careers within it – helping them identify the right opportunities best suited for their needs and capabilities. Additionally, he noted that being at these community events helps the Bank find, hire and retain fresh young talents that are able to drive modernity and progress within the sector.
He added: “These job fairs are also a great opportunity for us to explore what talents and skills are available on the market, in order to be able to develop the right training programs and development initiatives to build on those skills. This all allows us to invest in our local talent pool and meet KIB’s needs for fresh young Kuwaiti talent that can help drive the Bank forward.”