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Professionalism, knowledgeability and skills development are important values in the Capital Bank Botswana strategy. The Bank has continued to seek opportunities to contribute towards the development of the banking and finance industry. In this vein, the Bank was pleased to launch the Capital Bank Graduate Trainees Programme on Tuesday June 26th 2018 in Gaborone. The Bank awarded the opportunity to a total of 5 stellar-performing graduates from Botswana tertiary institutions.

Capital Bank Staff and Graduate Trainees

Said Jaco Viljoen, CEO of Capital Bank Botswana, “Skills development is a pillar of national interest. It is enshrined in Botswana’s Vision 2036 and forms the very foundation of what professonalism is in every product and service industry. We introduced this programme as a way to also support the upskilling of Botswana students in a fashion that equips them to be successful in their choice of career. We want to make it a point to actively contribute and play our role in empowering and equipping the youth of Botswana with quality knowledge, skills and opportunities that will enable them to become productive professionals that grow our business and our industry.”

The 2018 inaugural bright and aspiring 5 trainees of the Capital Bank Graduate Trainees Programme are as follows:

 

NAME TERTIARY QUALIFICATION BACKGROUND
Baseo Portia Moalafi Bachelor of Business Administration-Management
Abotle Kgosiemang Bachelor of Finance
Tshepiso Palesa Ntereke Bachelor of Arts(Hons) in Accounting and Finance
Israel Iseraele Dongwana Bachelor of Accountancy
Mary Disang Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences(Economics and Accounting)

In order to equip the participants with the necessary skills and knowledge, the graduates will acquire experience in a variety of operational settings.

Key aspects of the programme include the following:

  • The programme is designed to run for two years
  • The first year of the programme will be on-the-job training on a rotational basis. Whilst the second year will emphasise more on leadership and talent development.
  • Every Head of Department will set objectives, assign tasks and projects fundamental to their departments. They will also set a suitable time period within which the participants should have learned the given information, task or project.
  • Additionally, Heads of Departments will mentor the graduate or appoint a relevant mentor for advice and assistance support.

Part of the FMBCapital Group, Capital Bank Botswana provides a comprehensive range of financial services aimed primarily at helping the growth of independent small to large scale enterprises. The Bank’s key strategic approach is centred around three main corner stones including training, local knowledge and a robust complement of relationship consultants to provide a seamless and customised approach to finance. The Bank have a current market share of more than 5% in the corporate banking segments and an overall market share of just over 2.5% of the total banking assets in the local industry.

Capital Bank Graduate Trainees

Concluded Viljoen, “We are excited to take this journey with our shining stars of the year as they learn the banking industry first-hand and realise their growth. Our launching of this progamme comes also as we celebrate 10 years of banking excellence in Botswana this year. Our strong history of growth comes from our ability to respond quickly to the needs of our key publics. We believe that as a premier banking operation, we can contribute to the Botswana financial services sector also through the support of training youths to become professionals. Our strides in skills development programmes also in the long run contribute towards the Botswana economy since there then are more skilled professionals being groomed to provide more people with access to financial solutions in a responsible manner.”

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