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National Bank of Fujairah partners with Fujairah Government to launch the exclusive ‘Technology Academy’ to fuel the UAE innovation agenda

National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC announced today the launch of an exclusive ‘Technology Academy’ in collaboration with the Fujairah Government. Given the increasing impact that digitisation continues to have on the financial sector and beyond,the academy will focus on nurturing the leaders of tomorrow across the UAE in the evolving digital space. Targeting Emirati young graduates, the initiative is part of the Bank’s ongoing efforts to develop UAE national talents and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their career goals while contributing to the country’s economic growth.

The NBF Technology Academy is supported by a professional team who will be dedicated to training graduates by providing them with opportunities to learn, explore, and share their innovative ideas. The academy targets UAE nationals who have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field; people who can demonstrate mastery in one or more IT disciplines including application and integration, infrastructure data and analytics, IT security and risk; and people who are passionate about solving problems through the application of technology such as Cyber Security, AI and Robotics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Internet of Things or Blockchain.

Commenting on this exciting development, Vince Cook, CEO, National Bank of Fujairah said: “We continue to look for ways to support the development of local talent, in line with the UAE's vision. Investing in young Emirati talent has been a commitment of the bank since its inception as we believe building a strong pipeline of local leaders benefits the banking sector, as well as the wider economy. As such, the NBF Technology Academy is a key component of our strategy to support the career aspirations of the nation's youth and develop their skills in order to prepare them to take on leadership roles within the bank, or meet the needs of wider industry and government. Given the potential of innovation to advance the sector, we are confident that our partnership with the Fujairah Government through the NBF Technology Academy is an excellent starting point for young Emiratis looking to jump-start their careers and develop innovative ideas.”

Supported with an easy-to-access infrastructure from any location, the six-month programme will deliver bespoke training modules and share best practices in Learning & Development (L&D) with all participants. Keynote speakers and experts with significant industry and training experiences from leading technology firms will serve as mentors throughout the foundation programme, specialised technology stream, virtual hands-on labs, and real-life projects.

During the programme, candidates will have a paid six-month internship working at NBF with an opportunity to learn about the technology business and build new skills. Formal certificates will be granted upon successful completion of various programme modules. Graduates will eventually get an opportunity to work at NBF or one of the Fujairah Government departments or commercial entities where they can put their experience to practical effect.

Interested candidates to join the program can apply their CVs at careers.nbf.ae. For more information on eligibility requirements please visit: https://nbf.ae/en/nbf-technology-academy.

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