09 September 2013

As every year, Barclays Bank Egypt launched the 2013 Summer Internship Programme (SIP). This programme provides university students the opportunity to experience working in a bank and gain vital practical skills, which will stand them in good stead in their future working lives and will give them an edge in any future banking career.

After the huge success of last year’s programme, Barclays Bank Egypt was eager to continue and expand on the SIP, and this year’s programme includes 153 university students, who were given priority in joining the programme before their graduation to assist them in their future careers.

The Summer Internship Programme is a reflection of the bank’s commitment to support Egyptian society through developing the skills of the younger generations and giving them the capabilities they need to compete in the modern job market.

“This programme provides students with a unique opportunity to learn important career-related skills and gain vital experience by getting acquainted with the workflow in a bank and the values that Barclays Bank Egypt works to uphold. It also assists students in setting a future path and goals for themselves by familiarising them with the different departments in the bank,” says Ayman Mahana, Barclays Bank Egypt Human Resources Director.

The two-month programme started in July 2013, as students were given the opportunity to apply the through the bank’s website and gain experience in numerous departments such as human resources, consumer banking, commercial operations, collections, consumer operations, corporate real estate services, corporate banking, it and risk. Upon completion of the programme, all trainees will be invited to a farewell event to meet members of the Country Executive Committee and will receive their programme certificates.