MUSCAT, 04 March 2019
Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in line with its vision ‘To serve you better, everyday’ and commitment to building human capacity and creating rewarding career opportunities for Omani youth, evoked strong appeal as the ‘best place to work in Oman’ as a large turnout of graduating students visited its stall at the Career and Training Opportunities Fair organised by Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). The 3-day annual event was inaugurated by H.E. Sayyid Saud bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat Governorate, in the presence of Dr. Ali Al Bimani, Vice Chancellor of SQU. The career fair ends tomorrow (Wednesday 6 March 2019).
Highlighting career development and training opportunities available to qualified Omani nationals, the bank personnel are on hand to meet prospective job seekers and interact with them on various career options. Hundreds of graduating students submitted CVs, expressing keen desire to work with the Sultanate’s leading financial institution.
A regular participant at the SQU Career Fair, Bank Muscat seizes every opportunity to extend support to Omani nationals seeking career development and training opportunities.
As the nation’s leading banking partner, Bank Muscat attaches great importance to national initiatives, especially human resources development aimed at contributing to Oman’s future by investing in talent which is the real wealth of the nation. Sustainable human resources development is one of the key priorities of the bank. Bank Muscat is proud to take the lead among private sector institutions to carry out the national responsibility in creating job opportunities and providing a suitable work environment.
Bank Muscat has adopted innovative strategies to equip Omani employees to take up leadership positions in tandem with future challenges. The bank has developed a comprehensive Learning & Development strategy for skill and knowledge enhancement vis-à-vis the requirement of various departments.
The bank continuously invests to build human capacity and has been able to derive maximum mileage out of its HR processes as most of its middle and senior management cadres are drawn from within the bank.
Bank Muscat reckons its key strength is its competent people and is focused on moulding them to make vital contributions to the bank's growth and success. Bank Muscat has the distinction of outstanding leadership at all levels and has achieved 94.67 per cent Omanisation, giving priority for Omanis to occupy key positions.
In 2018, the bank appointed 277 Omanis to various departments and the total number of employees stood at 3679. Omanis comprise 75% in the higher management and 92.6% in the middle management cadres. The bank encourages diversity at the workplace in terms of gender, age and skill set. The human resources strategy is notable as 48 per cent of employees are women holding various positions, including senior management positions.