Accra, Aug. 17, GNA
– In line with its strategic objective of becoming an Employer of Choice in
Ghana, Access Bank Ghana has welcomed its newest batch of trainees from the
Access Bank School of Banking Excellence in Lagos, Nigeria.
Numbering more than
36, the young graduates were selected across the country’s top universities to
undergo a four-month rigorous training across all the banking disciplines,
which would better prepare them to begin their banking careers.
The graduates are
expected to take up various roles within the Bank, including Marketing, Global
Trade, Retail operations, Customer Experience and Information Technology.
Till date the
school, which has become a training ground for developing a pipeline of talent
for the Ghanaian banking industry, has trained more than 161 Ghanaian students
since 2009 when the Bank established its operations.
graduates back to Ghana, the Managing Director Mr Dolapo Ogundimu urged the
young trainees to pursue ‘continuous learning’, which is one of Access Bank’s
Bank’s rationale for sending new recruits to the training school, Mr Ogundimu
said: “We have partnered the leading universities across the country to develop
promising talent for the industry, which we believe will help in reducing the perennial
deficit in meeting human capital needs.
banking operations, we are also creating an environment where everyone aspires
to be the best in line with our vision to become the Most Respected Bank.”
He added that the
Bank’s approach to employee development is a mix of different learning methods
ranging from self-study, on-the-job training to e-learning programmes and
employees on a continuous basis are exposed to various capacity building
programmes both locally and internationally.
Since launching its
operation in Ghana, Access Bank has supported the growth of the Ghanaian
economy through its ecosystem of partnerships and suppliers that support the
operations of the Bank.
Over the years,
Access Bank Ghana has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainable business
practices driving profitable, sustainable growth that is also environmentally
responsible and socially relevant.
Currently, the Bank
employs more than 1,000 Ghanaians across its 46 banking locations in Ghana.