MANAMA, BAHRAIN: Bahrain Bourse (BHB), a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace, held an awards and graduation ceremony to commemorate the completion of the first edition of the Capital Markets Apprenticeship Program with the attendance of Mr. Abdulkarim Bucheery, Chairman of Bahrain Bourse along with a number of Board Members and BHB’s executive management.
The graduation ceremony honored a total of eight interns that have completed the six-month training program.
In line with Bahrain Bourse’s strategic goals of enhancing market literacy and investor awareness, the Capital Markets Apprenticeship Program, an on-the-job training program, was launched to equip young Bahraini graduates with practical experience within the capital markets sector. It stems directly from Bahrain Bourse’s firm belief of promoting investor education and instilling financial knowledge among various age groups.
Mrs. Narjes Jamal, Chief Operating Officer of Bahrain Bourse, commented on the occasion, “We are delighted at the success of our first Capital Markets Apprenticeship Program, and look forward to future cohorts. We would like to command the graduates on their accomplishments during this intensive six-month training period, and we are confident that these apprentices have expanded and improved their knowledge of the Capital Markets Sector, and have gained valuable and practical insight into the capital market ecosystem. This cohort of graduates marks the first of many Capital Market Apprenticeship Graduates whom will move on to be the future business leaders.”
“We would also like to express our gratitude to the Board Members and executive management of all the listed companies, as well as the participating institutions whom have contributed to the success of the Capital Markets Apprenticeship Program by providing interns the opportunity to conduct roundtable discussions with key decision-makers within the capital market,” Mrs. Narjes added.
The six-month intensive training provides participants with the opportunity to learn from and interact with Capital Market key decision makers, enhance their knowledge on the capital market, and gain hands-on experience by obtaining a thorough understanding of Bahrain Bourse and Bahrain Clear operations. In addition, the programme also provides interns with the necessary skills to kick-start their career within Capital Markets. The program consists of a mixture of on-job training as well as theoretical learning within a classroom environment.
Furthermore, it complements Bahrain Bourse’s financial literacy programmes, which aim to reach out to a broader sector of the community.