First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) says individuals interested in making a difference in the financial service industry can now apply for the third edition of its management programme.
In a statement on Wednesday, Folake Ani-Mumuney, the bank’s group head of marketing and corporate communications, said the programme, tagged, ‘FirstBank management associate programme (FMAP)’, will be held for 24 months.
Ani-Mumuney said interested candidates can apply, adding that the deadline for application is March 24, 2023.
“The FirstBank management associate programme (FMAP) is a 24-month fast-track comprehensive programme targeted at young, dynamic and highly-driven individuals that are passionate about making a difference in the financial services industry,” she said.
“The programme is designed to build the next generation of leaders to drive the bank’s vision of being Africa’s bank of first choice.
“FMAP equips participants with an extensive wealth of experience comprising both classroom and real-life work that affords an insightful and balanced insight into the world of work.
“The programme is targeted at high-potential young professionals who possess acute thinking skills, financial and methodical skills, and a distinctive ability to communicate effectively and synthesize ideas, information, and data to aid decision-making.”
Also speaking, Olumuyiwa Olulaja, group head, human capital management and development at FBN, said the programme — which is the third edition — will build the next generation of leaders through their exposure to various opportunities essential to preparing their readiness for the future.
“Since its inauguration in half a decade, we are delighted with the giant strides and impact the initiative has had in promoting the career development of emerging talents in the financial services industry as they are instilled with the tenets and ethics of the banking industry in line with global best practice,” Olulaja said.
The FMAP was launch in 2018 and has successfully trained and on boarded up to fifty talented individuals in two editions (2020 and 2022), the bank said.
It added that the participants have been deployed into strategic roles in the bank and making a difference in the organisation, “while we continue to support their leadership growth and development”.