In a bid to continue its endeavor of enhancing the employability of Omani college and university graduates in line with the national agenda, Sohar International has announced the opening of registration in its ‘Tomohi’ programme 2019, a one year internship programme that seeks to enhance Omani youth skills.
The internship programme will provide allowances for the Tomohi Interns, and will begin from 10 November 2019 until 10 November 2020 where enrolled students will receive on-the-job training as well as be a part of the bank’s ongoing training and development programmes for staff with the ultimate objective of enhancing their knowledge and skills to better their potential of employment.
Shedding light on ‘Tomohi’s role in advancing skills and capabilities and encouraging eligible graduates to apply for this year’s programme, Mahira Saleh Alraisi, AGM and Head of Human Resources at Sohar International, said: “Through the launch of this year’s ‘Tomohi’ programme, we are inviting ambitious and high caliber graduates who can optimize this opportunity to develop their practical skills while creating a world-class experience. Through this program, our aim is to develop Graduates in an invaluable way to build their industry knowledge and get hands on working experience to build successful careers. Students are challenged to innovate and deliver real impact every day. If you are a graduate in the disciplines we are looking for, if you have ambitions to be a global player and if you wish to explore Bank’s personality of being Sharp, Human and Unstoppable; then we would like to hear from you.”
Tomohi graduates are mentored and supported through continuous on-the-job development, as well as formal training, working with the best people and the latest technologies at Sohar International. This supports them on their journey to attaining professional status as well as developing broader business sense while getting them acquainted to the fields of Finance, HR Management, Finance Sciences, Accounting, Information Technology and Marketing. The internship programme will enable selected candidates with extensive exposure across its business lines and branches and also enhance their skillsets, thus providing them a platform for a winning future.
Al Raisi also added, “Optimizing Oman’s talent pool requires the sharing of ideas and insights. We want to unlock our Graduates’ potential and empower them with the right expertise to grow in their Careers. Through continuous learning in different environments we are confident that we can help Omani graduates take a first step into a rewarding career and create future leaders for our nation.”
Omani graduates holding a bachelors’ degree in business-related specialization and/or Civil Engineering with a minimum of 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply for the Tomohi programme. To enroll, applicants must submit their CV mentioning the accumulative GPA along with a copy of their Bachelor`s Degree certificate and transcript.
The final date to submit the applications for this year’s edition of the programme is 29 November 2019. All interested candidates must email their submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject reference “Tomohi” or apply through the bank’s official LinkedIn page. Further information and details on the programme can be found at the bank’s official website www.soharinternational.com
Launched in 2018, ‘Tomohi’ which means “my ambition” in Arabic, is a vital part of Sohar International’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda, keeping in line with the bank’s commitment of empowering the youth of Oman. Early this month, the initiative witnessed the graduation of its first batch of the program where 16 students, were felicitated at a special graduation ceremony held at the W Hotel under the auspicious of H.E. Sultan bin Salim Al Habsi, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of Central Bank of Oman (CBO).
Given these erstwhile gestures and initiatives by Sohar International, it is only natural for the bank to continue to demonstrate a strong investment in youth; and focus on becoming an ‘employer of choice’. One that is keen to identify and communicate with promising Omani talent, while conscientiously informing them of the prospects available to them at the bank.