Ghana: FBNBank Offers Career-Shaping Opportunity for Young People

FBNBank has introduced an innovative and exciting career-shaping opportunity for young persons between 11 and 14 years old at the basic school level dubbed “Junior Internship” through which early adolescents who are customers of the bank undertake an internship programme at FBNBank with additional benefits.

The first-in-the-market, FBNBank Junior Internship programme which was rolled out at the beginning of July, is in line with the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility agenda and is aimed at providing the bank’s “young customers,” with the consent of their parents and or guardians, an opportunity to benefit from a one-week internship at any of FBNBank’s 26 branches and service points across the country.

Under the programme, the junior interns are expected to enjoy a rich first-hand learning and mentoring experience in a world-class corporate working environment, which offers benefits like banking and financial literacy awareness, a hands-on feel of banking and customer service at the branch level, confidence building and how to interact with different people, the importance and habit of savings and career counselling and mentoring. At the end of the internship programme, each intern is expected to present a handwritten report which is shared with the parents or guardians. FBNBank in turn, will present each intern with a certificate of participation upon completing the programme.

Commenting on the Junior Internship programme, Victor Yaw Asante, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of FBNBank said, “At FBNBank, we consider our young customers as the future of the country.”

He said the initiative was in line with the bank’s broad approach to focus on the youth and it aligned with FBNBank’s corporate social responsibility agenda.