Commercial Bank, Qatar’s first private bank, has launched its second “Young Bankers” summer internship programme ‘Saving for the Future’ designed to instill a saving culture among the younger generation and guide customers to take a responsible approach to systematic saving.
The theme of this year’s internship programme for students aged 14 to 18, is ‘Saving for the Future’ and focuses on providing the interns with real-life work experience inside Commercial Bank branches.
The internship was launched with a two-day workshop to train the students and ensure they have an in-depth and practical working knowledge of Commercial Bank’s range of alternative banking channels and in line with the scope of this year’s internship programme, the Young Bankers have been trained on the benefits of Commercial Bank’s saving products. Savings products continue to be a key business priority for Commercial Bank and the Young Bankers are now located at many of our Commercial Bank’s Retail branches tasked with guiding customers to save for their future.
The internship programme will help the Young Bankers acquire new financial knowledge about the benefits of saving in a real time customer-facing environment, under the assistance and guidance of professional Commercial Bank branch staff. This year, the Bank received an overwhelming interest from parents and participants and hence decided to increase seats and has inducted over 100 interns for the programme for a period of two months.
Commercial Bank CEO Mr. Abdulla Saleh Al Raisi said: “As a Qatari bank, Commercial Bank is inspired by, part of and wholly committed to Qatar. Our Young Bankers summer internship is another Commercial Bank initiative that benefits the community, as we believe that financial education is vital for the younger generation – it empowers them to take control of their personal finances and make sensible decisions on how to save and invest their extra income in a socially responsible way. Savings is an essential part of planning for the future, and I am delighted that our Young Bankers are taking the first step in this direction.”
Commercial Bank AGM, Head of Retail Branches Ms. Reham Sabri Thawabi said: “Commercial Bank provides a range of savings products that can help customers take a proactive and responsible approach to saving. The Young Bankers are now equipped with state of the art technology, such as iPads, to show our customers how simple changes in terms of how they manage money, can help grow their savings faster, at no extra risk. The eagerness and enthusiasm shown by the Young Bankers, coupled with Commercial Bank’s market leading savings products will help our customers save better for the future.”