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UAE National Programmes

As part of the bank's continued commitment to foster local talent in the banking sector, FAB offers a range of compelling Emiratisation initiatives that provide meaningful opportunities, ensuring the creation of qualified, skilled, and competent industry leaders of tomorrow.

For us, Emiratisation is a core strategic priority. Our aim is to identify, attract and guide the best Emirati talent to propel current and future generations to fulfil their potential.

As a social and business imperative, we believe Emiratisation is a main driver for future growth. Our goal is to foster successful next-generation leaders, and we remain fully aligned with the UAE government’s commitment to accelerate Emiratisation efforts by investing in our local talent.

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The Future Leaders Programme is tailored towards developing the banking leaders of the future. Aimed at experienced professionals, it offers high-potential candidates an accelerated path to leadership roles within FAB.

The selected high-performing Emiratis will embark on a comprehensive two-year learning and development journey. Each journey is personalised to meet candidates’ professional and career requirements, and upon successful completion, will lead to career progression to a senior leadership role in a specific core function.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should be highly ambitious individuals wanting to pursue a higher management career, naturally driven, and wanting hands-on experience in banking and finance.

  • UAE National who holds a Family Book
  • Minimum three years previous work experience in the same functional domain
  • University degree, preferably in a relevant field (finance, economy, business)
  • Completed national service (for male candidates)

The Bankers Programme is one of our recruitment channels for recent UAE National graduates, designed to develop confident and skilled specialist bankers for various roles. With structured learning, hands-on projects, feedback and supportive colleagues, the programme gives candidates the perfect chance to grow and make an impact in their chosen specialisms.

The six-month programme includes foundation employment skills in banking, supported by on-the-job learning that gives candidates first-hand experience, and ultimately a specialisation stage with professional certification. FAB has partnered with ADGM to create a programme with the expectation that candidates will join the bank at Grade B as full-time FAB employees.

Upon successful completion of The Bankers Programme, high performing employees will have the chance to be part of our Nujoom Programme, an accelerated development program that supports further career progression at FAB.

Eligibility Criteria

  • UAE National who holds a Family Book
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, banking, business administration, or computer science.
  • GPA 2.7+
  • Proficiency in English

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