Baiduri Bank sponsored two graduates at the recent Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) Student Excellence Award at Tarindak d’Polo in Jerudong, as part of its ongoing commitment towards community development.
The University Excellence Awards were also part of UTB’s Convocation Festival this year, to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the graduating class.
Under the sponsorship, Karuneza binti Haji Sambas, who graduated with an honours degree in Finance and Risk Management, and Nana Maryana binti Tengah, who graduated with an honours degree in Business Information Systems, were each awarded a BND500 cash prize and a six-month internship with Baiduri Bank.
Baiduri Bank CEO Ti Eng Hui said, “Baiduri Bank is a great believer in investing in our new graduates, who are the leaders of tomorrow. The bank has also been actively upskilling the capabilities of its human capital to create a more dynamic workforce that is ready for the challenges of the future.”
As Brunei’s largest conventional financial service provider, Baiduri Bank has placed strong emphasis on investing in its human capital towards producing a highly skilled talent pool for Brunei Darussalam.
On top of recognising and rewarding high-performing students at awards ceremonies such as this, the bank has introduced programmes dedicated to groom local talents to become future leaders of the bank and the nation, such as the Management Associate Programme (MAP). In the coming months, the bank also has plans to introduce programmes designed to provide fresh graduates with practical work experience in a corporate setting.
The bank’s efforts in investing in its human capital are also in line with one of the main goals of the Brunei Vision 2035 – to have Brunei Darussalam widely recognised for the accomplishments of its educated and highly skilled people.
The bank’s programmes also support Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam’s (AMBD) Financial Sector Blueprint 2016-2025 of developing human capital, addressing skill-gaps and educating locals on the financial sector, which is critical to the nation’s economic diversification.