We want to make sure that the people who will build and craft the future of this bank are well-equipped with the skills of the future and are exposed to an environment that will help them improve their professional skills and behaviours. This is why the local talent programme, UP Academy, was created.
During the one-year programme, our top talent was able to enjoy several development opportunities including trainings held by world-renowned professors, access to online development platforms, shadowing, consultation with psychologists, and a career discussion with the People & Culture team. At the end of the programme, our talents had the opportunity to work on projects out of their scope.
Together with their mentors, they worked on topics such as exploring the concept of data science and its use at the bank, preparing a peer analysis based on EBA data or investigating AML-related reports and possible simplifications. To give them visibility and networking opportunities, during the conclusion of the event, participants presented the results of their projects in front of the Board team. After the successful closing of the programme, our bank is preparing to launch the new edition of UP Academy as we move forward into the new year.