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I&M Bank Kenya - Graduate Management Trainee Programme

Graduate Management Trainee Programme

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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.

Competency Requirements

1

Strong communication skills.

2

Assertive - able to stand by principles despite opposition.

3

Must have strong analytical skills.

4

Able to retain optimism despite setbacks and not take criticism personally.

5

Methodical, accurate, pays attention to detail.

6

Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure.

Eligibility Requirements

1

Graduates with a Master's degree or exceptional Undergraduate degree holders.

2

Technical Certification Courses (in lieu of a university degree) in specialist areas.

3

Fresh university graduates not exceeding 28 years of age.

Benefits

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 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

Nirav Shah

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

Through the Management Trainee programme, I have received all-round training in various aspects of banking, this has given me a great head-start. The personalised mentorship offered by top-level management has provided me with great insight that has shaped my career.

Sharon Tirop

Through the Management Trainee programme, I have received all-round training in various aspects of banking, this has given me a great head-start. The personalised mentorship offered by top-level management has provided me with great insight that has shaped my career.

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.

Vincent Barchok

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.

The programme was both hands-on and intensive, providing an unmatched experience. I was able to go through all the departments in the Bank and was finally placed at my preferred choice, Product Development Department. This has given me a great footing in my career.

Justus Mutisya

The programme was both hands-on and intensive, providing an unmatched experience. I was able to go through all the departments in the Bank and was finally placed at my preferred choice, Product Development Department. This has given me a great footing in my career.

The MT programme was an eye-opener for me, especially this being my first job in a Bank. It really gave an overview of how the Bank operates and this knowledge has helped me to date. Still here 10 years later…….

Reema Shah

The MT programme was an eye-opener for me, especially this being my first job in a Bank. It really gave an overview of how the Bank operates and this knowledge has helped me to date. Still here 10 years later…….

The Management Trainee programme was a great steppingstone to kick start my career. It is an accelerated crash course into the world of Banking. An eye-opening experience which promises a fast-tracked journey into a Management position. Professional development through the aid of mentorship enhanced my leadership skills and has refined my knowledge of Banking.

Anita Njoroge

The Management Trainee programme was a great steppingstone to kick start my career. It is an accelerated crash course into the world of Banking. An eye-opening experience which promises a fast-tracked journey into a Management position. Professional development through the aid of mentorship enhanced my leadership skills and has refined my knowledge of Banking.

Programme Outline

  • 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

Risk Intelligent

We evaluate risk and reward to make balanced and quick decisions

We use data to inform our choices and make better decisions

Data Driven

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

Empowered

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

Agile

We are flexible and adaptive; we act with speed and deliver with excellence

We hold honest, respectful and empathetic conversations and share regular feedback

Candid

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

Collaborative

We work together to deliver on promises to our clients, our people and our shareholders

Our Values

Values we live by

We are truthful, ethical, and committed to doing the right thing

Integrity

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

Trust

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

Respect

We value everyone and treat them with respect and fairness

We are creative, bold and embrace doing things differently, with our customers in mind

Innovation

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

Courage

We speak up, hold each other to account and challenge each other to constantly improve

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