First Gulf Bank (FGB)
As part of its programme in Emiratisation and the development of its UAE national staff, First Gulf Bank (FGB), has launched a fast track career development programme, Al Masar, for its UAE national employees. Al Masar
, (which means ‘the path' in Arabic), is available to Emirati employees who are selected for the scheme based on the results of various assessments conducted through the bank's Qudurati programme, a career progression initiative launched for talent identification by FGB last year.
As a customised programme for existing staff members Al Masar is launched to identify internal talent of the national employees and provide them a fast track learning journey that will accelerate their career path.
The programme will strengthen the bank's pipeline of talented Emirati professionals by developing their skills and establishing effective succession planning within the bank.
The 12 month programme will support talented employees from within the business in preparing themselves for the next step in their careers through customised career guidance as well as development opportunities tailored to each participant's individual strengths.
The scheme features intensive learning programmes, departmental rotations, professional certifications as well as coaching sessions.
FGB has launched a wide range of programmes specifically designed to enhance the professional skills of Emiratis and prepare them for roles within the banking industry. These include the 18-month Nujoom Management scheme, currently in its third phase, which has been developed to train and qualify fresh graduates to take on managerial positions through real-life work scenarios, guidance and mentoring. FGB also offers its Al Manara and Qudurati schemes, which aid in the ongoing development of the bank's Emirati employees.