The Bank's Executive Officer of Human Capital, Retuura Ballotti, said that the primary purpose of the Programme is to develop the graduates, involve them in projects relevant to their assigned departments, and potentially place them in a permanent role at the Bank in the future.
During the selection process, the final group of graduates was subjected to a rigorous recruitment process. They were selected from over 3 000 applicants, including those from the Bank's recruitment system and those provided by the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation. “After screening and vetting their qualifications, the applicants went through intense psychometric assessments. Fifteen finalists were then put through a day of physical team tasks with a select panel of managers and leaders before the final nine were selected," said Ballotti. The following are the nine Graduate Trainees with the placements and qualifications:
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Ballotti welcomed the graduates and said the Bank is confident that they will add significant value to their respective placement departments. The nine graduates said they are all grateful for the opportunity and will make the best of it as they learn and grow during the next 18 months.