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Gulf Bank Participates in the “Watheefti” Career Fair

As part of its continuous endeavors to attract the best talent from the national cadres and the youth

  • Salma Al-Hajjaj: Training and developing the youth is one of the major focus areas in Gulf Bank’s strategy, and we are eager to support and guide them towards becoming future leaders.

As part of its continuous endeavors to attract the best talent from the national cadres and the youth, Gulf Bank participated in the three-day ‘Watheefti’ career fair that was organized by Zone Human Resources, at 360 Mall Arena. Considered as Kuwait’s largest career fair, the event witnessed the participation of more than eighty private sector companies in Kuwait.

Throughout the exhibition, Gulf Bank representatives highlighted the nature of the work at the Bank and provided job seekers with detailed explanations about the career development opportunities available for employees.

Gulf Bank’s stand at the exhibition received a big turnout of graduates looking to learn more about the departments, environment, and job opportunities available at the Bank. The graduates were driven by Gulf Bank’s good reputation of being one of the most prominent employers of young people in Kuwait.

As part of its strategy to instill the principles of sustainability in society, Gulf Bank participated in the career fair with a pavilion made of environmentally friendly materials, and encouraged online, paperless applications. The Bank’s representatives also gave the applicants agricultural seedlings in exchange for their resume, which is meant to help preserve the environment and raise awareness on the importance of afforestation.

On this occasion, General Manager of Human Resources at Gulf Bank, Salma Al-Hajjaj said: "At Gulf Bank, we believe that our employees are the basis of our success and the secret of our excellence. Therefore, we are always updating our work mechanisms and systems, to raise career levels, and to maintain our position as the preferred employer for both job seekers and employees."

Al-Hajjaj mentioned that Gulf Bank’s participation in events like ‘Watheefti,’ the largest career fair in Kuwait, is a fantastic opportunity to communicate with young graduates, and help them make decisions related to their career path and future endeavors.

Throughout 2022, Gulf Bank continued to consolidate its leadership, by investing in its Human Resources recruitment, training, and development programs. The Bank succeeded in hiring more than three hundred new employees and provided 141 training courses to over 1200 employees from different departments.

Al-Hajjaj further stated that the bank is keen on developing human cadres, by providing them with high-level trainings and certificates; in cooperation with prestigious and internationally renowned entities that aid in qualifying young talents to become future leaders.

She also pointed that as part of Gulf Bank’s 2025 strategy, and its efforts to strengthen its position as the bank of the future, it aims to attract young talents from various fields, as they are the generation capable of keeping pace the latest innovations and rapid technological developments in the banking sector – both globally and locally.

Al-Hajjaj affirmed that Gulf Bank is eager to support Kuwait’s 2035 vision “New Kuwait”, which targets the employment and development of the Kuwaiti youth. This was reflected in the increasing national employment rates in recent years, reaching a rate of 78% in 2022.

She continued: "We are proud that Gulf Bank is one of the leading banks that generously invests in human capital, to enhance the competencies of its employees, as they are the main focus for achieving its strategic goals. We continue to provide them with the latest expertise and skills necessary to keep abreast of the latest developments that the banking industry is going through.”

Gulf Bank's vision is to be the leading Kuwaiti Bank of the Future. The bank is constantly engaging and empowering its employees as part of an inclusive and diversified workplace in recognition of every employee’s role in delivering customer excellence and serving the community at large. With its extensive network of branches and innovative digital services, Gulf Bank is able to give its customers the choice of how and where to conduct their banking transactions, all while ensuring a simple and seamless banking experience.

Gulf Bank is committed to maintaining a robust sustainability program at the community, economic, and environmental levels through sustainability initiatives, that are strategically selected to benefit both the country and the bank. Gulf Bank supports Kuwait’s 2035 vision “New Kuwait” and works with various parties to achieve it.


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