Fidelity Bank Plc through its graduate recruitment scheme is building a new crop of young, dynamic and talented workforce to be employed by the bank.
The first batch of the trainees, who passed out of the Fidelity Crest Academy after an intensive three months training programme were admitted into the bank’s workforce recently.
At a ceremony to usher the graduands into the bank in Lagos, Fidelity Bank’s CEO, Nnamdi Okonkwo, urged them to make use of the exposure and training to excel in their various job functions.
Okonkwo said that the rationale for setting up the Fidelity Crest Academy was to have a banking school that will help in training and equipping staff with the right skills to excel at work and compete favourably in the market place.
According to him, the bank places a great premium on its people and the academy was pivotal to grooming the next set of leaders of Fidelity Bank.
“It is our desire to see a future CEO of Fidelity Bank from amongst you. We are committed to training you and giving you the right foundation to succeed. It is up to you to rise to the occasion and justify our investments in you” he said.
Fidelity Bank’s Executive Director, Shared Services & Products, Chijioke Ugochukwu, also said that the initiative would attain its overall objective of producing the next generation of home grown leaders to ensure growth and future sustainability.
“The Bank’s tomorrow is in your hands”, she charged the new employees.
The new employees, recruited early this year and sent to the banking school, were taken through an extensive training on the fundamentals of the banking business with course modules on culture, bank processes and products; fundamentals of banking business and personal effectiveness; comprehensive banking operations and understanding banking business; financial statement analysis and fundamentals of credit.