About the KGDP Program
In year 2015-2016, ifs University College (now LIBF), UK, one of the most prestigious international institutions in the field of banking and financial services accredited the certificate of “Kuwaiti Graduates Development Program KGDP”, now updated into the LIBF’s highest recognition “Trusted Partner Agreement” that gives accreditation only to organizations that follow the latest training methods and professional techniques. This partnership ensures the quality of this program.
An initiative of the Central Bank of Kuwait, the KGDP was first launched in the training year 2009-2010. 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 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
Takes place in international banks and financial institutions to provide a global perspective and exposure to international banking practices.
The IBS will launch the seventh batch in the coming year 2017-2018, which will be announced in the local newspapers at that time.