Access Bank to Become Employer of Choice in Zambia As It Begins Career Fair for University Students

Access Bank Zambia is embarking on a landmark career guidance and recruitment fair across top universities in the country in line with its objective of becoming one of the best employers. The career fairs, which are taking place between May 4 and 12, will be held in the campuses of the University of Zambia, University of Lusaka, Cavendish and Copperbelt Universities.
 
The Access Bank career fairs will give young graduates an opportunity to interact with officials of the Bank on recruitment and internship prospects as a first step towards building a career in the Banking sector. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to be enrolled into the Bank’s award winning School of Banking Excellence in Lagos, under its Entry Level Trainee Programme (ELTP) which has since its inception in 2002, produced more than 1,000 new banking professionals.
 
Speaking on the objective of the fair, the Managing Director for Access Bank Zambia, Mrs Joana Bannerman indicated that the career fair forms part of the Bank’s strategic objective to develop a pipeline of talent to attain its vision of becoming the Worlds Most Respected African Bank. She noted that the Access Bank career fairs which has enjoyed good mileage in Nigeria, Ghana and the United Kingdom among others will be replicated in Zambia to also attract the right talents for the industry.
 
We are excited about the interest generated so far on the various campuses here in Zambia and we believe this will impact many students and graduates from the selected universities.”
 
Some industry watchers say that the Access Bank career fair will also help the various universities’ community gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist in the work environment so they can help tailor courses in those areas.
 
Since launching its operation in Zambia in 2008, Access Bank has supported the growth of the economy through its ecosystem of partnerships and suppliers that support the operations of the Bank. Over the years, Access Bank Zambia has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainable business practices driving profitable, sustainable growth that is also environmentally responsible and socially relevant.
 
Currently, Access Bank Zambia is the second most capitalized local bank in Zambia and operates across six (6) banking locations in Zambia and aims to become one of the leading retail banks within the next few years.