When it comes to its contribution to economic inclusion and mass financial empowerment, Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited (SCBPL) has consistently been in the forefront. Another outstanding example of such initiatives is the internship programme for people with disabilities that SCBP has started. Its goal is to develop a diverse pool of applicants for the banking industry’s potential workforce while also helping these individuals improve their quality of life.
The programme is supported by improved infrastructure, service delivery, and the use of new technologies and is a part of their Futuremakers Inclusive Employability Strategy. The effort is expected to open up more doors and opportunities for future growth and is consistent with the bank’s goal of promoting financial inclusion of people with disabilities.
“Our recently launched Internship Programme for Differently Abled Persons is a key milestone in our efforts to provide them with equal access and opportunity to participate in economic activities and realise their full potential,” said Rehan Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited.
Rehan Sheikh, the SCBPL CEO, Muhammad Umer, the country head of HR SCBPL, and Millicent Clarke, the regional head of human resources for Africa and the Middle East, attended the launch of this initiative. Our current colleagues with disabilities who work at the Bank also shared their journeys and experiences.
This programme, which is a vital component of our Futuremakers Inclusive Employability Plan, which is essential for enshrining Diversity and Inclusion principles within our footprint, is backed by better infrastructure, service delivery, and usage of cutting-edge technology. The Central Bank’s agenda of financial inclusion for people with disabilities is likewise in line with this, and we are convinced that it will open up more doors and opportunities as time goes on.