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Fujairah E-Government and National Bank of Fujairah officially kick off newly launched NBF Technology Academy

Fujairah E-Government and National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC today hosted the kick-off event for the NBF Technology Academy, bringing together 25 trainees and partnering organisations to announce the Academy’s programme and curriculum. Launched earlier this year, the NBF Technology Academy is aimed at training talented IT graduates and growing the pipeline of Emirati technology leaders.

 

A total of 25 participants, UAE nationals with a Bachelor's degree in computer science and information technology, were chosen through a rigorous selection process. In order to expand their knowledge and skillsets, the six-month programme will deliver bespoke training modules and share best practices through practical hands on exposure to different technologies including project work with all participants.

 

During the event, NBF revealed that PwC’s Academy Middle East will be running the training and announced the details of the curriculum. This will be divided into the following four areas: Application Development, System Administration, Informational Security and Foundational Courses which include Agile project management, IT governance standards and communication. Recognising the growing impact of digitisation on the financial sector, the programme will equip all candidates with the technological skills necessary to drive banking innovation, sowing the seeds for change in the future of UAE’s banking and government sectors.

 

Starting on July 4th and ending on January 4th 2022 the programme gives the candidates an opportunity to participate in a paid six-month internship working with either NBF or one of the participating Fujairah Government entities. When candidates successfully complete the programme, they will be given a formal certification and potentially may have an opportunity to work at NBF or one of the Fujairah government departments or entities.

 

The kick-off event featured a line-up of speakers from National Bank of Fujairah, Fujairah E-Gov, Fujairah Building Material, AFNIC and PwC, followed by a Q&A session.

 

HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Director of Fujairah’s E-Government commented: “Engaging with the Emirati youth and assisting their journey of learning and career development are top priority of the Fujairah e-Government. We would like to thank all our partners, and especially NBF, for collaborating to launch this initiative. The NBF Technology Academy is an important opportunity to foster career development and learning among talented locals, and it will contribute to the sustained prosperity of Fujairah and the rest of the UAE.”

 

Commenting on the launch event, Abdulla Aleter, Head of Human Resources at National Bank of Fujairah commented: “The NBF Technology Academy is critical to achieving the UAE’s vision to develop local talent. By equipping young Emirati talent with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their career goals, as well as exposing them to a professional work environment, the NBF Technology Academy is investing in the future of UAE’s financial and Government sectors. This flagship project is one component in NBF’s wider commitment to investing in local talent and driving innovation.”

 

Amanda Line, Partner, PwC’s Academy added: “The combination of the comprehensive curriculum developed by our professional team and our highly qualified trainers, will provide an unmatched opportunity to grow the Emirati youth. The programme will empower young Emirati talent to make a positive contribution by leveraging innovation to contribute to the local economy.”

 

 

About National Bank of Fujairah PJSC:

Incorporated in 1982, National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) is a full services corporate bank with strong corporate and commercial banking, treasury and trade finance expertise as well as an expanding suite of personal banking options and Shari’a compliant services. Leveraging its deep banking experience and market insight within Fujairah and the UAE, NBF is well-positioned to build lasting relationships with its clients and help them achieve their business goals.

 

NBF’s key shareholders include the Government of Fujairah, Easa Saleh Al Gurg LLC and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Rated Baa1 / Prime-2 for deposits and A3 for counterparty risk assessment by Moody’s with a negative outlook; and BBB / A-2 by Standard & Poor’s with a stable outlook, the bank is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange under the symbol “NBF”. It has a branch network of 15 (of which 1 is an electronic banking service unit) across the UAE.  

 

For further information, please contact:

Strategic Marketing and Communications Department

E-mail: CorpComm@nbf.ae

Telephone: +971 4 507 8351 and +971 4 507 8576

 

About Fujairah E-Government:

 

Inspired by the vision and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah and member of the Supreme Council, E-Government Department was established in 2003 in the Emirate under the management of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Saif Al Sharqi. Fujairah E-Government is in-charge of e-government program and digital transformation of government services in Fujairah by establishment of fully integrated and effective government using the latest technology with the aim of providing high quality, integrated and innovative government services anytime, anywhere improving the experience of Fujairah residents and supporting the UAE's competitiveness by providing smart government services through digital channels in partnership with all stakeholders, leading the digital future of Fujairah by supporting our government partners. We enable, support and deliver a digital government that is proactive, collaborative and secure. We support and deliver integrated platforms, services and channels to enable our government partners towards personalized and seamless government service experiences.

 

For further information, please contact:

Marketing and Communications Department

E-mail: y.alkaabi@egov.fujairah.ae

Telephone: +971 522112279

 

About PwC Academy

PwC’s Academy is the talent and skills development business of PwC. We are committed to supporting the sustainable growth of talent across the region. We operate across the Middle East and are part of a growing network of PwC Academies present in over 40 countries worldwide.

 

For further information on PwC Academy, please contact pwcacademy@mojo-me.com or visit www.pwcacademy-me.com