Kuwait, 24 May 2023: Burgan Bank announced that it recently participated as a platinum sponsor in the Career Growth Fair organized by the American University of Kuwait (AUK). The Bank’s sponsorship of this event is part of its ongoing efforts to support young talents, contribute to employment creation in the banking sector, and stimulate healthy economic growth.
As part of the Bank’s participation, representatives of Burgan’s Human Resources Department were on hand at the fair to answer all the questions and inquiries of student job seekers to enable a smooth transition into the workforce after graduation. The representatives also sought to spread financial literary and banking awareness amongst students and visitors alike, as part of the Bank’s ongoing support of the Let’s Be Aware (Diraya) campaign.
Commenting on the Bank’s sponsorship and participation in the fair, Mr. Abdulwahab Abdulraheem, Acting Unit Head – Talent Acquisition at Burgan Bank, said: “We are proud to be leaders in the human capital development field in Kuwait. Therefore, our sponsorship of the AUK Career Growth Fair is a testament to our strategy of actively investing in, supporting, and targeting national talents. Through our participation, we seek to affirm our dedication to empowering aspiring young professionals and developing human capital by highlighting our globally recognized work culture, especially after becoming the first Bank in Kuwait to achieve the Great Place to Work® coveted certification.”
Mr. Abdulraheem added that Burgan Bank’s team highlighted various career opportunities offered to young individuals and set up one-on-one interviews with potential candidates to select the most qualified talents representing the next generation of bankers. He noted that this initiative falls in line with the Bank’s commitment to bolstering its capabilities by encouraging graduates to venture into the financial and banking sectors, which are vital to the Kuwaiti and world economies.
Burgan Bank continuously seeks to sponsor and participate in various events and initiatives that help create more local job opportunities, which, in turn, contribute to the sustainability of development and growth in the banking sector and other vital sectors of the economy. This falls in line with the Bank’s strategic direction to invest in acquisition and development of national talents and serve the community under its “Driven by you” vision.
It serves to note that In 2023, Burgan Bank was selected as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Kuwait and officially certified as a Great Place to Work®, becoming the first bank in Kuwait to earn that distinct honor. Being ranked amongst the most exemplary workplaces from around the globe is a testament to Burgan’s dedication to the development of its human capital, as well as its supportive, inclusive and empowerment-focused employee culture.