Burgan Bank Concludes its Young Bankers Summer Program

Burgan Bank recently concluded its 2023 Young Bankers Summer Program; an initiative that aims to equip young individuals with essential financial skills, while instilling a strong sense of community responsibility. The training program comes as part of Burgan’s comprehensive social responsibility strategy, as well as its continuous support of the national ‘Let's Be Aware' (Diraya) banking awareness campaign.

Over a three-week period, 17 young participants had the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge from a series of interactive workshops. Conducted by seasoned financial experts from Burgan, these workshops provided valuable insights into the banking industry and how to build a strong network for future career growth. The program delved into various aspects of banking and finance, covering key topics, such as budgeting, saving, investment, and understanding credit, and empowering participants with crucial financial management tips. It also provided training sessions focused on enhancing vitally important soft skills, including leadership, communication, and teamwork.

Burgan Bank Concludes its Young Bankers Summer Program

Commenting on the program, Ms. Zahra Boarki, HR Skills Development Manager at Burgan Bank, said: "At Burgan, we strongly believe that investing in aspiring financial minds is imperative for a better tomorrow. Our numerous initiatives reflect Burgan’s commitment to empowering communities through education, fostering an environment where the next generation of bankers and financial experts can flourish. We are delighted to provide them with the knowledge and tools required to help them excel in their personal and professional endeavors, drive the banking industry forward and positively impact the community."

Ms. Boarki stated that the program included exciting tours inside Burgan branches, where the participants witnessed its workflow and got behind the scenes of the cash area and ATM machine operation. At the end of the program, all trainees received a completion certificate and a gift card, she said, adding that feedback received from both participants and parents reflected how enriching the experience was to attendees.
One of the program participants, Mariam Fahad Al Fahad, said: “The interactive workshops, expert-led sessions, and hands-on training left me with a comprehensive understanding of the banking industry. The knowledge and skills I gained helped me grasp the nuances of banking and tap into my ability to manage my finances and make informed decisions about savings and investments. At the end of this transformative journey, I feel like I can confidently plan my financial future.”

Expressing her gratitude to Burgan’s trainers, she said: “I highly appreciate our mentors’ willingness to share their knowledge, insights, and personal experiences. They helped us cultivate soft skills that are invaluable beyond the banking sector in all aspects of life. I leave this program with a sense of empowerment and confidence in my personal and professional abilities. Thank you once again for this extraordinary opportunity.”

Burgan Bank Concludes its Young Bankers Summer Program

Burgan Bank continues implementing its all-encompassing social responsibility strategy through various activities and initiatives. The Bank is also keen on nurturing and qualifying young Kuwaiti talents, investing in them to drive innovation, growth and development within the banking sector and the community at large. Burgan also continues to foster development internally within its own employee population, both on a professional and personal level, with a full program of training programs and employee engagement events.

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