Roles and Career Paths
We offer clear career paths within the bank and people advance on the basis of their demonstrated performance, growth potential, career interests, time in job and available opportunities. The Bank has a policy of filling available vacancies from within as far as possible and we advertise most opportunities internally.
In Consumer Banking
In Consumer Banking our people deal with a wide range of financial products and services that are targeted directly at our consumer needs.
Other than savings accounts and time deposits, overdraft and loan facilities, other common products and services include credit cards, car loans, insurance and priority banking.
There are various job opportunities available for fresh entry level graduates in the retail bank, such as sales and service jobs as customer relationship officers in branches, customer service officers in our Customer Contact Center or officers performing middle and back office functions such as in credit control, operations, and marketing. Those who have gained a few years of working experience and the right certifications go on to undertake more complex, senior roles such as product management and branch management.
In Corporate Banking, Investments, International Banking and Treasury
Gulf Bank corporate and investment banking businesses offer a range of products and services to meet the needs of our corporate, government and institutional clients, and affluent individuals.
If you opt for a career in corporate banking, you may start out in any number of roles. For example, you may begin as a credit analyst, spending your time looking at companies' balance sheets and working out whether it's a good idea to issue loans to them. From the credit analyst's role you could progress to being a relationship manager, responsible for lending money to a handful of the bank's customers. It's a job that requires an intimate understanding of each company's strategy, a strong appreciation for the risks of default, and sales skills.
If you aren't interested in the relationship management side of corporate banking, you could go into treasury management. Treasury managers help companies cope with their cash flow. They ensure that businesses have enough money to pay for whatever they need to buy, and help them deal with fluctuations in the value of foreign currency holdings.
In Support Functions
There's a lot more to Gulf Bank than our network of branches and array of market-leading products and services.
Behind the scenes, a fleet of experts in specialist support functions help the company retain a competitive edge. These people provide essential support and direction to the businesses, advising on people management, process improvement, compliance, auditing, and the most efficient and effective ways of running the business.
From information services to risk management, career development to creative marketing, Gulf Bank seeks career orientated Kuwaitis and selected expatriates with specialized skills to join our Bank.