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News : Tamkeen Signs Agreement with CitiBank Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain, June 1, 2015 -- Tamkeen recently signed an agreement with CitiBank Bahrain to employ at least 70 Bahrainis. The agreement is the latest under Tamkeen’s Employment Support programme, which provides customised solutions to enable companies to fill their employment needs with qualified Bahrainis.
Tamkeen will support CitiBank Bahrain to recruit and train young Bahraini university graduates to work in the Citiphone call centre at the bank.
Commenting on the agreement, Tamkeen's Vice President for Human Capital Development Amal Al-Kooheji, stated, "The Employment Support programme is a great example of Tamkeen’s collaborative approach to private sector growth and economic development. By engaging directly with companies, we can offer bespoke solutions and provide superior service with tangible value to our customers."
Nacira Ferdjoukh, HR Head, at CitiBank Bahrain said, "Our long term vision is to groom talented Bahraini nationals hence we are looking at candidates with strong educational background to be able to offer career development and growth in their professional sphere."
"Tamkeen is a key partner to assist us in meeting the above goals. Over the years Tamkeen programmes evolved towards a more customised approach to cater to the changing dynamics of the private sector," she added.
Eligible candidates may apply as of today through the vacancies section on Citibank’s website and search for the job code.
To date, the Employment Support programme enabled the recruitment and training of 7,800 Bahrainis in a range of sectors.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Tamkeen was established in August 2006 as part of Bahrain’s national reform initiatives and Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, and is tasked with supporting Bahrain’s private sector and positioning it as the key driver of economic development.
Citibank is a major international bank, founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York, later First National City Bank of New York. Citibank is now the consumer banking arm of financial services giant Citigroup.
Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2015