Heritage Bank Plc’s training school, known as “The Refinery” for new entrant staff, has been accredited by the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
A statement from the bank said the Refinery, supervised by its Human Capital Management Group, was accredited by CIBN after assessing and evaluating its syllabus, curriculum and structure by panel of technocrats and seasoned bankers set up by the Institute, which, according to the chartered institue, aligns with the Competency Framework of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the professional paper standard of CIBN.
The President of the Institue, Uche Olowu, commended Heritage Bank for changing the narratives of the banking system via the establisment of a credible training facility, The Refinery that prepares trainees who are to be employees for a core professional banking experience.
He further applauded Heritage Bank for setting a high standard of learning facility which its structure and curriculum “is next to that of CBN’s training institute,” while stressing that the bank’s training school is the best in the Nigerian banking industry and at par with international best standard.
Seye Awojobi, the Registrar/CEO of CIBN, who represented Olowu, stated that the Institute would be grateful to Heritage Bank for the values it holds tenaciously for changing the narrative of the system not just supports to the Institute’s activities but in terms of human capital development and the nation’s economy.
The Managing Director/CEO of the bank, Ifie Sekibo, has described Heritage Bank as a forward looking business whose strength lies in the ability to spot and mould talents into great professionals.
Sekibo, represented by the Executive Director, Jude Monye, explained that the word, The Refinery, was chosen for the purpose of refining its employees to emerge as gold and harness the required skills to excel in their job functions. He noted that the Refinery was established to train, nurture and arm young employees with the right skills needed to fast-track development and enable teams to flourish.