First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has graduated 28 successful candidates in its inaugural FirstBank Management Associates Programme .
The graduation virtually held on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 via the Zoom video conferencing application.
The programme, according to a statement from the bank, commenced in 2018 and it had a total of 48 candidates selected from thousands of entries and applications received nationwide.
FMAP is a 24-month fast-track comprehensive developmental programme targeted “at young, dynamic, self-motivated and highly driven individuals that possess the right skill set and excellent leadership potential among Junior and entry-level cadre staff.”
Entries and applications for the programme enrolment were said to have been also extended to members of the public.
The Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, described the programme as “an intensive skill development programme structured to enhance acute thinking, financial, methodical skills of staff. ”
He said the bank would continue to reinvest in its human capital to create a kind of leadership needed for future growth and development.
“This is part of the Bank’s strategic objectives of infusing and developing leadership at requisite levels across its staff hierarchy, aimed at building the next generation of leaders who will be groomed to drive the Bank’s vision of being Africa’s Bank of first choice”, he added.
At the end of the programme, successful candidates, the statement indicated, are moved to middle management, becoming management associates irrespective of their grades at the point of entry.
“Cross country postings and secondment opportunities were also offered to such members of staff to provide them with global exposure and network,” it added.