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Keystone Bank to Empower Undergraduates at Career Insight Day

By Dipo Olowookere

The management of Keystone Bank Limited has concluded plans to hold a seminar for undergraduates at the nation’s tertiary institutions who have future career in the banking sector.

The programme, tagged ‘Keystone Bank Career Insight Day’, is slated for Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the Keystone Bank Learning Academy located at Plot 1397, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The seminar is part of the lender’s commitment to continually build skills and expand knowledge base of persons with keen interest in pursuing a career in the financial sector.

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Keystone Bank, regarded as the fastest growing financial institution in Nigeria, explained that the platform will create an opportunity for young undergraduates in tertiary institutions to be impacted by professionals towards a successful career.

During the one-day conference, in its maiden edition, banking professionals will take participants (who should at least be in their third year) through series of discussions into what life in a commercial bank is really like and also gain unique exposure to a career in banking operations. The discussions will include both classroom and on-the-job training, team building exercises and networking.

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On how to participate in the programme, the bank said, “Interested applicants on track for a second-class degree (or higher) with a keen interest in pursuing a career within a financial institution, are to write a minimum of 250-word essay on why they should be selected for this opportunity, containing personal information, school and year of study, course detail and any relevant work experience acquired thus far.

“The essay should be designed to impress us and forwarded to corpcom@keystonebankng.com.”

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Speaking about the initiative, Group Managing Director/CEO of Keystone Bank Limited, Mr Obeahon Ohiwerei, stated that, “This programme is in line with Keystone Bank’s CSR commitment to empower Nigerian youths.”

“The platform will create an opportunity for young undergraduates in tertiary institutions to be impacted by professionals towards a successful career.

“As a financial institution, we understand the role of the youth in building a robust economy and the growth of the nation. They are the leaders of tomorrow, so, we believe in catching them young,” he added.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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