|Kihara Maina, Barclays Bank Tanzania Managing Director.|
The Managing Director (MD) at Barclays Bank in Tanzania, Mr Kihara Maina said in Dar es Salaam that the programme has been designed to identify and develop high caliber, high potential local graduates by offering a thorough classroom training programme and provision of good insight in the business and the market.
He said currently there are ten management trainees who are the graduates from various local universities and the programme is costing about 1bn/-. It is an every year programme.
“This is the third time that we are taking in the best graduates from several local universities for designed management programme,” he said.
He said the programme is designed to expose the best local graduates to the inner workings of one of the largest financial institution that has continental and global footprints and they are confident that wherever the graduates are placed in business will be able to gain tremendous experience in the industry while honing in their business skills.
Mr Maina further added that the first cohort saw six trainees graduating into junior management positions within the bank where we partnered with Deloitte and Touche and the second cohort saw four trainees from the Pan African Development Programme.
He said the trainees will combine theoretical and practical training, placements all the functions or departments within Barclays Bank Tanzania Limited to start with.
“Most of their times will be spent in various functions, especially treasury, Consumer banking and commercial banking, risk and finance for hands on experience.
The trainee will not only be track for winning career path, but they will work for a company which recognises the importance of personal growth and development,” he explained.
Speaking on behalf of the ten graduates, Neema Mwinuo who is a graduate at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) said it is a great opportunity to get chance of joining in the programme and she hope that the programme will help them to improve their knowledge in business, marketing and management.
Earlier Mr Maina said the commitment of Barclays Bank is to continue building their bench strength, over the years, through investing in the internal talent pool and hiring potential fresh graduates and seeing them grow into positions of leadership in the countries in the world where Barclays operates.