Graduate trainees welcomed

19 August 2021 | Banking

Bank Windhoek's Graduate Development Programme (GDP) recently welcomed nine inductees.
Launched in 2020, the bank’s GDP offers graduates 18 months’ on-the-job-training in preparation for permanent employment.
With inclusivity and diversity as the main central themes, the programme recruits graduates from diverse backgrounds, including those living with disabilities.
The bank’s executive officer of human capital, Retuura Ballotti, said the primary purpose of the programme is to develop the graduates, involve them in projects relevant to their assigned departments, and potentially place them in a permanent role at the bank in the future.
During the selection process, the final group of graduates was subjected to a rigorous recruitment process. They were selected from over 3 000 applicants, including those from the bank’s recruitment system and those provided by the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation.
“After screening and vetting their qualifications, the applicants went through intense psychometric assessments. Fifteen finalists were then put through a day of physical team tasks with a select panel of managers and leaders before the final nine were selected,” Ballotti said.
She welcomed the graduates and said the bank is confident that they will add significant value to their respective placement departments. The nine graduates said they are grateful for the opportunity and will make the best of it as they learn and grow during the next 18 months.

Meet the candidates
Aina Shangheta
• Department: Marketing and Corporate Communication Services.
• Qualification: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management.

Johannes Tjitumba
• Department: Chief Operating Office.
• Qualification: Advanced Diploma in Retail and Marketing Management.

Heather Maletzky
• Department: Corporate and Institutional Banking.
• Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Economics.



Liina Angula
• Department: Human Resources.
• Qualification: Bachelor of Science in Statistics (Honours).

Owen Muyendekwa
• Department: Bancassurance.
• Qualification: Bachelor of Accounting (CA Stream) degree.

Joachim Komeheke
• Department: Treasury.
• Qualification: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology/Geology (Honours) and a Master’s Degree in Integrated Water Resources Management.

Penny Heelu
• Department: Finance and Procurement.
• Qualification: Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and an Honours in Applied Statistics.

Gervian du Preez
• Department: Capricorn Private Wealth.
• Qualification: Masters of Science in Business Mathematics and Informatics.

Similar News

 

New Agribank branch for Gobabis

1 day - 26 September 2021 | Banking

Omaheke region governor Pijoo Nganate asked Agribank to extend its visibility in other constituencies of the Omaheke Region via its outreach programmes in Gobabis on...

Hans meets the GDP trainees

1 week ago - 17 September 2021 | Banking

Bank Windhoek's Managing Director, Baronice Hans, met the nine Graduate Development Programme (GDP) inductees in Windhoek last week, where the graduates signed contracts detailing expectations...

Gradual recovery in rental rates

1 week ago - 15 September 2021 | Banking

Demand fundamentals around the residential rental market which have largely been permeated by Covid‐19 appear to have started to cool-off. The FNB Residential Rental Index...

International honour for local bank

4 weeks ago - 30 August 2021 | Banking

Bank Windhoek was recognised by the international Global Brands Magazine for exemplary work done for three of its local marketing campaigns: The advertising and promotion...

Gertze appointed as portfolio manager

4 weeks ago - 29 August 2021 | Banking

STANLIB has reinforced the expertise of its asset management team with the appointment of Sade Gertze (pictured) as a portfolio manager for their Namibia Money...

Stay vigilant, stay financially safe

1 month - 25 August 2021 | Banking

As we move towards the last quarter of the year, there is usually an increased trend in fraudulent activities.Fraudsters have become more sophisticated in their...

Motinga takes the lead at RMB and FNB

1 month - 11 August 2021 | Banking

Daniel Motinga has been appointed as the Public Sector Head for both RMB and FNB Namibia, as of 1 September 2021. “Motinga will also be...

Last will and testament: Now more important than ever

2 months ago - 27 July 2021 | Banking

“In the wake of the Covid-19 third wave, we have seen numerous instances where couples have died, leaving children behind and families reeling with the...

Better banking from home

2 months ago - 20 July 2021 | Banking

“We are again encouraging our customers to bank from home and to avoid branches, especially at month-end,” says Elzita Beukes, FNB Namibia Communications Manager.Given the...

RMB welcomes Ian Erlank

2 months ago - 05 July 2021 | Banking

RMB Namibia announced the appointment of Ian Erlank as the new Head of Markets. He joined RMB and the Corporate and Institutional Exco on 1...

Latest News

Kindergarten feeding changes lives

14 hours ago | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected] than 5 500 vulnerable pre-schoolers receive three free meals at 135 kindergartens across Windhoek’s poverty-stricken informal settlements.The programme is one component of...

International award for local leader

14 hours ago | Events

The Africa Leadership Awards took place virtually last week and this year, Namibia was added to the pool of women that have made an impact...

Award-winning Cassidy on this Friday

15 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

In this month’s edition of Night under the Stars at the Goethe Institute in the capital on Friday 1 October, singer Cassidy performs songs from...

Planning a holiday? Shark Island...

16 hours ago | Tourism

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Limited, which initially planned to renovate its Shark Island campsite in the 2019/2020 financial year, had to postpone its plans due...

Sustainable investment opportunity for future-fit...

16 hours ago | Business

While 2020 was a record year for investment into the African tech startup ecosystem, with more startups raising more money from more investors than ever...

BIG speaks out about poverty...

1 day - 26 September 2021 | Social Issues

The Basic Income Grant (BIG) Coalition of Namibia said that it has taken note that the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare...

NSS chooses new board

1 day - 26 September 2021 | Events

The Namibia Scientific Society’s (NSS) Annual General Meeting took place last Thursday (23 September).According to Waltraut Fritzsche of the NSS, the hall was filled with...

Michelle McLean seen in Times...

1 day - 26 September 2021 | Events

The International Association of Top Professionals over the weekend revealed a billboard in new York's Time Square of former Miss Universe, Michelle McLean after awarding...

New Agribank branch for Gobabis

1 day - 26 September 2021 | Banking

Omaheke region governor Pijoo Nganate asked Agribank to extend its visibility in other constituencies of the Omaheke Region via its outreach programmes in Gobabis on...

Load More