The Management Trainee ( MT) programme plays a critical role in ensuring there is a pipeline of young professionals with the skills required to plug in to the I&M Group’s strategic agenda within the Eastern Africa region. The programme is targeting young and energetic professionals willing to work in a fast paced, dynamic and agile environment.
Graduate Management Trainee Programme
Grow your banking career with I&M Bank
Strong communication skills.
Assertive - able to stand by principles despite opposition.
Must have strong analytical skills.
Able to retain optimism despite setbacks and not take criticism personally.
Methodical, accurate, pays attention to detail.
Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure.
Graduates with a Master's degree or exceptional Undergraduate degree holders.
Technical Certification Courses (in lieu of a university degree) in specialist areas.
Fresh university graduates not exceeding 28 years of age.
|The I&M Group is a diversified banking and financial services corporate entity located in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Mauritius. The Group is almost 50 years old and has continued to expand at a rapid rate offering current and potential staff members a great deal of exposure to best in class practices, high quality products, exciting clientele and top level technological advancements within the banking realm. The Group is positioning itself to further expand its regional footprint within Eastern Africa and continues to demonstrate this unique value proposition to its clients, shareholders, staff and key stakeholders. MTs will be joining an organization that will no doubt place them on the path to success if they can tap in to all the opportunities and exposure on offer.
|MTs are paired with a dedicated mentor who helps them steer their career by offering advice, counsel and insights that no doubt add tremendous value to their early careers within the I&M Group. The MTs undergo a series of comprehensive psychometric assessments which enables the Learning and Development Team within the wider Human Resources Department to select the appropriate mentor who can help them maximize their full potential. This mentorship journey does not just run for the duration of the programme but its main intent is to help MTs forge life-long professional bonds with their mentors as they grow within the I&M Group.
|MTs earn competitive remuneration comprised of a series of benefits such as medical cover, pension, access to highly competitive credit facilities among other incentives. Once the MTs complete the programme, their remuneration is immediately adjusted upwards in line with their new roles in management.
|MTs are given holistic exposure to the world of banking by spending dedicated and highly structured time in various units across the Bank for the duration of the 15 month programme. This automatically makes them more well-rounded and knowledgeable as bankers. The MTs are additionally given consistent feedback throughout the programme which places them in good stead from a career growth perspective. Upon completion of the programme, they take up management roles matched to their exact skills and competencies which places them on a fast tracked career development trajectory.
|All MTs go through a highly engaging and interactive programme that places them in diverse and interesting departments/ branches which gives them unique insights in to the workings of all these different units. They become well versed in areas such as Relationship Management, Customer Service, ICT & Digital Transformation, Financial Services among many other segments of the business. This kind of exposure fosters an understanding of how all the different units intertwine in the pursuit of the Bank’s strategy.
|Towards the end of the MT Programme, the MTs are seconded to an offshore entity in one of 4 countries outside of Kenya where the I&M Group has an established footprint. This opportunity offers MTs unique perspectives, cultural exposure and knowledge of other markets from a banking and financial services standpoint.
Management Trainee Testimonials
Everything about the I&M Bank experience
“The GMT program was a perfect way to kick-start my career. Learning the ropes from seasoned professionals while navigating different departments was an enriching experience like no other. Not only did I gain valuable skills and knowledge, but I also formed lasting connections with supportive mentors. This program truly shaped me into a well-rounded and confident professional and I’m grateful for the positive impact it had on my growth. If you’re looking for a dynamic journey to success, this program is the perfect ticket.”
The GMT program has equipped me with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to thrive in the dynamic and competitive world of banking. The comprehensive, carefully crafted, and structured nature of the program has provided me with a well-rounded understanding of the banking industry and the various facets of bank management. From working with experienced mentors to being involved in live projects, I have gained hands-on experience. The program has been an enriching journey that has not only honed my professional skills but also provided me with invaluable opportunities for personal growth.
“The management trainee program provided me with a holistic introduction to banking and corporate culture. By rotating across departments, I was able to learn the purpose of each function and how it relates with other functions to provide value for customers. From this experience, I have gained invaluable skills and knowledge which I believe will be crucial as I continue to grow my career. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to kickstart their career at a reputable corporate that is forward thinking and strives for excellence.”
The I&M Bank GMT Program has been an incredibly rewarding and transformative experience for me. It has equipped me with the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in the banking industry.I am grateful for the invaluable experiences, exceptional mentorship, strong professional network, and an overall solid foundation gained through this program.I would highly recommend this program to anyone aspiring to excel in the banking sector and accelerate their professional growth.
The rotational structure of the program has allowed me to understand all the dimensions of a bank. This has enabled me to approach problems and solutions from an integrated perspective, which has been an unparalleled advantage in my career so far. Additionally, the exposure to the entire bank has boosted my development by providing access to indispensable networks.”
The management trainee programme has been a solid platform upon which I have built my Banking Career thus far. There have been numerous opportunities to cultivate new relationships which is invaluable. It has also taught me various soft skills that one can only learn through experience and not via a textbook
The cross-border exposure in the Rwanda based subsidiary provided an insight into how banking is conducted across the wider Africa region as well as an appreciation of diversity, culture, and banking best practices.
- MTs are taken through Basic Banking and Core Banking System training in the initial stages of their programme.
- 12 Month Business unit placement/ rotation in order to provide the MTs with a sound grounding in banking and a broad understanding of key business processes.
- The programme design is aimed to create stretch assignments in departments during the training phase to challenge the MTs to make tangible contributions and develop key competencies in each area.
- An intensive 3 month long understudy programme for all MT’s under a dedicated Relationship Manager to give first hand customer management experience.
- MTs will spend time in highly specialized departments such as Digital Business, Projects, Digital Marketing, iCube etc. to deepen their skills and competencies within the agile and digital work environment
- MTs will receive structured and targeted leadership development offered online or through workshops and coaching programmes.
- There is a thoroughly engaging and fulfilling 6 week secondment with any of our Group entities in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mauritius that is specially designed to deepen MTs knowledge of other markets in line with I&M Group’s strategic aspiration.
- Only the successful MTs will be appointed in substantive positions at the end of the programme and should they demonstrate exceptional performance, they will be placed in the Bank’s Talent Pool which offers them further momentum to grow their careers.
The I&M Way
How we work at I&M Bank
We evaluate risk and reward to make balanced and quick decisions
We use data to inform our choices and make better decisions
We trust and equip our people, and delegate to promote ownership and authority to drive change and execution
We are flexible and adaptive; we act with speed and deliver with excellence
We hold honest, respectful and empathetic conversations and share regular feedback
We work together to deliver on promises to our clients, our people and our shareholders
Values we live by
We are truthful, ethical, and committed to doing the right thing
We believe in, count on and rely on each other to deliver consistently and walk the talk
We value everyone and treat them with respect and fairness
We are creative, bold and embrace doing things differently, with our customers in mind
We speak up, hold each other to account and challenge each other to constantly improve