22 April 2014

CIMB launches programme to upskill non-executive staff

CIMB Group, Malaysia’s second largest financial services provider, has launched a scheme to progress its non-executive employees in terms of skills, productivity, career growth opportunities and income-generation power. The launch of the CIMB Accelerated Career Enhancement Programme (CIMB ACE) was officiated by Minister of Human Resources, Dato’ Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem.
CIMB ACE was developed to support PR1ME (Program Majudiri 1Malaysia), a national agenda launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia in November 2013, where government-linked companies (GLCs) commit to help non-executives grow professionally and ultimately propel Malaysia towards becoming a high-income nation with a high-performing workforce.

“More often than not, non-executive staff feel that there is a glass ceiling to how far they can grow within the organisation. CIMB ACE is the platform that we provide for our non-executive staff to excel. It is structured not just as a stepping stone for them to upgrade their personal proficiency and progress their careers to a higher level, this programme also acts as a springboard for them to aspire to achieve something greater out of their life with the highly transferable skills and knowledge that the programme is going to equip them,” said Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group.

At the launch ceremony, CIMB Group also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) for the development and delivery of the English language proficiency component of CIMB ACE.
CIMB ACE consists three components: competency-based development, career progression and incentives. Participants are also expected to sit for the Executive Banker qualification, fully sponsored by CIMB Group. The Executive Banker is a qualification jointly awarded by the Institute of Bankers Malaysia and Chartered Banker Institute in the UK.