The Polaris Bank has unveiled 136 graduate trainees of its coveted Polaris Graduate Intensive Training (PGIT) programme into its employment,said to be the beginning of the career journey of the successful candidates
Penpushing reports that the Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Innocent. Ike while speaking at the graduation ceremony held on Friday in Lagos said the successful completion of the program, marks the beginning of the career journey of the 136 successful candidates.
The bank Chief Executive Officer admonished the graduands to embrace Polaris Bank’s corporate goal of building the safest, most robust and digitally-enabled Bank whose products, services and platforms, enrich user experience.
Penpushing further reports that, Ike told the new graduate trainees that they were having a date with history and as the first virtual trainees as well as the first set of employees to join the bank during and after coronavirus
The Managing Director advised the graduands to imbibe team spirit which has become the hallmark and traits in Polaris Bank,and informed the new staff that the bank operates an open door policy to all its employees, customers and other stakeholders.
Penpushing also reports that, earlier, the Bank’s Group Head of Human Resources and Strategy, Mr. Taiwo Olupeka, disclosed that the training adverts/notification put out to the public, received over 31,000 applicants.
The Group Head said out of the 2,000 invited for the entry test, 136 made it to the intensive training stage in two separate batches, and assured management of the bank that the 136 graduands have what it takes to lift the bank to the next level.
Penpushing reports that, the highlight of the event was the presentation of certificates of participation to all the graduands and special prizes for outstanding graduands, while Augusta Ndeche who emerged the best student in batch A of the PGIT urged his colleagues to epitome of integrity and to always strive for excellence
“Despite all the distractions, we made a commitment to follow through because we wanted to be Enablers, Tastemakers, Pathfinders and Disruptors. As we begin our career as bankers, I urge us all to be an epitome of integrity and to always strive for excellence”,he stated
Penpushing further reports that, on the other hand, Olalekan Adeyinka who was the best student in batch B of the PGIT pointed out that the training was quite intensive, adding that the facilitators made it exciting and less ardurous.
“Though the training was quite intensive, the facilitators made it exciting and less arduous. We were guided through the rich Polaris Bank culture and values. The positive atmosphere also encouraged fast learning that boosted our skill set for the task ahead”
The first runner up, Osamudiamen Ekhator in his remarks noted that the virtual teaching experience made the lectures more intense, nut affirmed that they adapted to the new environment because of the competence of the facilitators
“The virtual teaching experience made the lectures more intense. However, we easily adapted to the new environment due to the facilitators positive outlook and skill with passing knowledge”, he said
Penpushing further reports that, in similar vein,the second runner up Abraham Enabulele remarked that, the ambience and teaching process was industry standard,stressing that this gave them the opportunity to be exposed to Polaris Bank culture, values and expectations
The top 6 best graduating students of the two batches of the PGIT were: Olalekan Adeyinka; Augusta Ndeche; Enabulele Abraham; Abraham Faustine Osamudiamen Ekhator and Ibrahim Temitope
Meanwhile, a statement by the authority has it that, Polaris Bank is a future-determining Bank committed to the delivery of industry-defining products, and services, across all the sectors of the Nigerian economy.
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