Saudi Arabia launches investment apprenticeship scheme

The Saudi Central Bank has opened registration for the latest edition of its Investment Immersion Program (IIP), an apprenticeship scheme aimed at local investment professionals.

The scheme involves a series of academic courses and practical training in different investment fields.

In addition, it includes job placements with international banks and asset managers as well as job-rotation in the investment deputyship at the Saudi Central Bank.

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The program has been designed in partnership with two US-based business schools – the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School.

In terms of eligibility, the scheme requires candidates to be Saudi nationals with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, statistics or business-related majors from Saudi or internationally accredited universities.

Other requirements include an age limit of 27, proficiency in the English language and passing behavioural and technical tests.

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