An initiative of the Central Bank of Kuwait, the KGDP was first launched in the training year 2009-2010 with the second, third and fourth batches conducted in 2010-2011, 2012-2013 and 2014-2015, respectively. The program aims to further the banking sector’s contribution to the development of young Kuwaiti graduates. It targets recent university graduates to place them in Kuwaiti banks with the training that will prepare them to be high flyers in their respective banks.
The practical and rigorous one-year program is carefully designed to lay the foundation for starting a banking career at an officer level, with courses pitched at postgraduate level. The main components are:
This comprises a group of integrated core and specialized competencies needed for the banking careers.
courses that aim to support the in-class training by providing prerequisites and addressing certain competencies that are not included in the in-class training.
Local field training:
Which takes place in the Kuwaiti banks at selected intervals to create opportunities to apply what will be learnt during the in-class training.
International field training:
which takes place in international banks overseas to provide a global perspective and exposure to international banking practices.
IBS has launched the fifth KGDP batch for the current year 2015-2016.