Employment for tertiary students as HFC Bank launches its Study and Work Initiative

Employment for tertiary students as HFC Bank launches its Study and Work Initiative

By Krishneel Nair
Friday 16/09/2022
HFC Bank CEO Rakesh Ram

HFC Bank has launched its Study and Work Initiative, which provides a platform for tertiary students to gain work experience whilst studying.

The bank’s CEO Rakesh Ram says it is their people who are their greatest asset.

Ram says the study and work initiative will create a bridge between theoretical studies at university and work life.

He says along with the financial support, this program will build students’ interpersonal skills, confidence and professionalism and create more relevance and meaning to theoretical studies as they do hands on practice in their roles.

Ram who is also the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Services Board Chairman says HFC Bank is delighted to be one of the few corporate organizations to create such a platform for Fijian students’ talent enrichment.

He says he is very appreciative of Government’s support through TSLS in enhancing access to tertiary education for Fijians.

Ram also says working for Fiji’s own bank will help students expand their career aspirations and make them more marketable.

HFC Bank launched a graduate trainee program for its own staff in 2021, where 10 graduate staff were placed on an accelerated/fast track career progression training for one year.

The bank says these 10 staff stepped out of their current roles and received specially targeted grooming in all aspects of banking. The bank also says this program along with other programs such as rising stars and extended leadership programs is a testimony to HFC Bank recognising its staff as essential contributors to the bank’s success and sustainability.

As part of its commitment to its staff, HFC Bank continued to retain all existing staff with normal salaries and benefits during the period of COVID with no job losses or salary reduction and more importantly grew its workforce with an additional 50 plus local employees.

Credit Corp Fiji Care
Credit Corp Fiji Care

Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Public Consultation on Draft Media Bill
The new media legislation proposed by the coalition government is aiming to preserve the elements of media ownership regulation and registration ...
9 days ago

Proposed Tian Lun project at Nasese
Concerned residents are wondering why there was no publicity about such a huge project that will affect the environment along Queen Elizabeth ...
40 days ago

Leader of Opposition Voreqe Bainimarama suspended from parliament for 3 years
Leader of the Opposition, Voreqe Bainimarama has been suspended from Parliament for 3 years
43 days ago
Fiji beat Argentina 26-19 in final HK 7s pool match and will meet SA in the quarter final
The Fiji Airways men’s 7s team made a brilliant second half comeback to beat a strong Argentine side in their final pool encounter. Josese Batire...
9 hours ago
Hong Kong 7s: Fijiana 7s beat USA 19-14
- Reapi Uluinsasau scores to send the Fijiana through to the semifinal. 19-14.- Meredani Qoro scores for Fiji! Conversion is good. Both teams at 14 ...
5 hours ago

E3 annual video game showcase event in Los Angeles cancelled
This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the annual video game showcase known as E3, has been cancelled. It was due to return as an in-person ...
11 hours ago

Dominant first half sees Drua beat Rebels 38-28
A dominant first half display laid the platform for the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua’s 38-28 victory over the Rebels in the Shop N Save Super Rugby ...
12 hours ago

Rebels no match for the Fijiana Drua
The Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua has thrashed the Rebels 39-12 in their Super W match at the HFC Bank stadium. The Rebels were no match for the ...
14 hours ago

Fans travel from Ba to support the Drua
Swire Shipping Fijian Drua and the Rooster Chicken Fijiana Drua fans have come all the way from Ba to witness the double header today at the HFC ...
16 hours ago