A total of 62 fresh graduands of the Skye Business School who passed through a very rigorous and thorough academic programme have joined the workforce of Skye Bank Plc after the necessary basic banking training programme.
The graduands who are fresh university graduates with diverse academic backgrounds and impressive academic records, had completed an intensive 7-week basic banking training programme at the school based in Ibadan.
Addressing the new Skye Bankers at the graduating ceremony of streams 39 and 40 of the ‘Skye Graduate Intensive Training (SGIT), Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr. Timothy Oguntayo, advised them to uphold integrity and professionalism in their various assignments.
Oguntayo said the bank placed a high premium on staff training and manpower development as a way of building a knowledgeable and competent work force in order to the employees excel in their assigned tasks.
“We have given you a good foundation; you must continue to build on this foundation to be knowledgeable and to excel in your careers”, he said.
The Skye Bank boss advised the newly inducted employees to continue to seek new knowledge in order to become knowledge based employees, noting that continuous learning would bring about improvement on their jobs. He also charged them to embrace team spirit, hard work and integrity in order to succeed in their careers.
Earlier, Skye Bank’s Head of Human Capital Management, Mr. Taiwo Olupeka, said the 62 graduands were the successful lot among the over 1000 candidates who sat for the bank’s recruitment test at the beginning.
Olupeka described them as the ‘best of the best’ after a very rigorous and thorough exercise, charging them to do their best to make the bank the first and leading commercial bank in the country.
An Industrial Chemistry graduate of Imo State University, Michael Emetoh, won the overall best graduating student award after seven months of intensive training.