The Malta Independent 6 August 2020, Thursday

Employee Personal Development rewarded and encouraged by Bank of Valletta

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:00 Last update: about 9 months ago

A number of BOV employees have recently graduated from the BOV Academy after successfully completing Training and Development courses. This year, 112 staff members have graduated in four programmes covering Fundamentals of Risk Management and Regulation for Financial Institutions, Management and Leadership, Train the Trainer and Investments.

Also during this year, the bank distributed financial grants to another 36 employees who completed further studies outside Bank of Valletta and who obtained certification in awards, diplomas, degrees and Masters levels.


Most of the training programmes offered through the BOV Academy are recognised by the National Council for Further and Higher Education. BOV is licensed as a Higher Education Institution and offers its employees, qualifications at MQF Level 5.

Apart from the above, during 2019, the bank offered its employees 312 intensive programmes related to classroom training on the new core banking IT system which will be introduced in the coming months - 3,620 participants attended such training which was followed up with elearning modules.

In total, a record figure of 5,300 participants completed learning and development programmes organised by the bank during this year - an average of three courses attended by each employee.

Speaking during the Graduation ceremony, Bank of Valletta chairman, Deo Scerri praised the commitment of the employees who seek to further enhance their careers through personal development. "The strength of the bank lies within the continuous training and development of our staff members. The bank is proud to offer such opportunities and is grateful for the commitment of our trainers," said Scerri.

Bank of Valletta CEO, Mario Mallia and chief officer Ethics and Employee Development,  Anthony Scicluna presented certificates to all the graduates.

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