Interns learn the value of money
September 16 2015 12:44 AM

The Young Bankers with Abdulla Saleh al-Raisi and other Commercial Bank officials.

Commercial Bank has announced that more than 75 interns have successfully completed its second Young Bankers summer internship programme.
An awards ceremony was held in Doha to mark the occasion.
The internship programme for children of Commercial Bank customers aged 14 to 18 years, titled “Commercial Bank Young Bankers - Save for your future”, is designed to encourage the habit of saving among the younger generation by teaching interns the importance of being financially literate.
Over the course of two months, the interns gained the opportunity to work in a real-life environment within Commercial Bank’s personal banking branches with an opportunity to earn money.
The interns educated customers about the range of ways they can benefit from Commercial Bank’s savings products and learnt communication skills in a customer-facing environment, all while being under the assistance and guidance of professional Commercial Bank branch staff.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Commercial Bank CEO Abdulla Saleh al-Raisi said: “Empowering young people with the knowledge to become future leaders is a vital part of a sustainable and prosperous society and building a knowledge-based economy in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
“As a Qatari bank, we have a responsibility to educate the younger generation about saving for the future through promoting financial literacy at a young age. Saving is an essential part of planning for the future and I am delighted that our Young Bankers have had the opportunity to learn the value of earning their own money and now appreciate the worth of every single riyal spent from their own pockets.”
The awards ceremony was attended by Commercial Bank’s senior management, including EGM, chief human capital officer, Sharoq al-Malki; EGM, chief consumer and private banking, Dean Proctor; and AGM, head of retail branches, Reham Thawabi, each of whom delivered inspirational speeches for the interns and parents to congratulate the Young Bankers on the completion of their training programme.
At the awards ceremony, a parent said: “I am so happy that my son was selected for Commercial Bank’s Young Bankers internship programme. I can see that he’s learnt new skills at the bank and the internship has been a much better use of his time during the vacation compared to staying at home.”
One intern said: “It has been a great privilege and opportunity to be part of Commercial Bank’s Young Bankers programme. I have learnt a lot about saving money and the training has helped me become more financially responsible.”

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