For the second time in two months, Ecobank Nigeria has hosted one other set of its trainees from its cutting-edge academy to a digital commencement ceremony who have been robotically absolved into full time employment. The Ecobank Nigeria Administration Trainees Batch 2 (EMDP 2) contains 53 graduates who have been skilled on the Ecobank Nigeria Academy for 21 months. Ecobank Nigeria had in May this 12 months organised a digital commencement ceremony for 57 graduate trainees, the primary of its type by any bank within the nation.
In his remark, the Managing Director, Patrick Akinwuntan reiterated that the bank’s deliberate coverage to coach and equip its workforce is in keeping with its transformation drive to make the bank probably the most most popular monetary establishment within the nation, including that additionally it is focused to raised serve its prospects in a handy and accessible method notably because the nation rebounds from the COVID19 lockdown.
In line with him, Ecobank has additionally invested in a sturdy technology-based model which positions the bank to deal with present and future challenges together with the supply of handy digital banking providers to prospects in a seamless method throughout 33 nations on the African continent.
“Our Mobile Banking app is unique as it’s a single App for the entire continent and our USSD *326# is very convenient. We have Ecobank Online for individuals; Ecobank Omniplus and EcobankOmnilite for corporate and SME clients respectively. Our Agency banking Ecobank Xpresspoints brings banking to every neighbourhood. You can open an account in minutes on our Mobile platform while our POSs and ATMs are everywhere in the country”.
Talking additional, the Managing Director inspired the graduands to stay moral and diligent within the supply of the imaginative and prescient of the bank to develop into probably the most most popular monetary providers funds model in Nigeria to help the financial growth of households and development of commerce, manufacturing and commerce in Nigeria and Africa.
“Your professional journey in this bank begins today. What you become in future in this bank depends on the goals you have set for yourself. You now represent the Ecobank brand which is why you must be conscious of your actions and activities both at work and anywhere you find yourself. Let me also advise you that since you are privileged to work in this pan African and a multi- lingual financial institution, endeavour to learn at least another language. You also need to be digitally sound to fit in to the emerging global banking environment.”
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Registrar/Chief Government, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, ‘Seye Awojobi, described Ecobank as a path blazer within the trade for internet hosting second digital commencement inside two months. He lauded the excessive premium the bank locations on coaching and constructing the competencies of its workforce, stressing that Ecobank has nice foresight and properly positioned for the brand new regular within the international banking area.
Awojobi who spoke on ‘making a distinction as an expert banker’ suggested the graduands to have sound trade information, give attention to their imaginative and prescient, show resilience in a high-pressure setting and possess entrepreneurial mind-set to excel within the banking occupation. He additionally harped on integrity and excellence
Whereas assuring them of the utmost help of the Institute to assist them succeed of their chosen profession, he enjoined them to place to good use the highest notch coaching provided them on the Ecobank Academy for the nice of the bank, the banking sector and the financial system as an entire.
“I congratulate you for choosing banking as your career. To achieve your desired success, you should imbibe the right attitude, manage your time well and focus on what is of value to you, your bank and the industry.” “You should also read wide, surround yourself with like minds, choose mentors to guide you, be ethical and display integrity n all your dealings and always strive for excellence at all times.”
Welcoming the graduands formally to the bank, Performing Head, Human Assets, Ecobank Nigeria, Kunle Adewuyi mentioned the bank is efficiency based mostly that gives an enabling and conducive setting for workers to excel to the very best degree. He famous that the bank’s reward system stays a motivating issue for top efficiency and productiveness.
He defined that the intensive Administration trainee program which ran for 21 months on the Ecobank Nigeria Academy is geared toward equipping the individuals ( graduates) who may be coming from non-financial and banking associated educational backgrounds with the required talent options. He disclosed that the trainees have been uncovered to totally different departments and features of the bank.
Group Head, Expertise, Studying and organizations Improvement, Ecobank Transnational Included (ETI), Smon Rey who represented the Group Head, Human Assets, ETI suggested the graduands on the necessity to aspire, attempt for excellence to attain their profession targets and contribute meaningfully to the expansion of the pan African bank.
He emphasised collaboration and staff work to excel, urging them to brace up for the long run monetary system publish COVID-19.